Since our girls love tea parties, we decided to do a special tea party for each country we studied. Of course, they had to dress up. Our kids believe that any lesson is better learned in costume. They wore red dresses and babushkas.
Since our friend, Susannah, was visiting that weekend, our tea turned into more of a feast. We had several kinds of pickles, olives, sausage, cheese and crackers. We also served cheese blintz, strawberry preserves, and Russian tea cakes. We made spiced tea to drink and the adults even tried stirring jam into ours like they do in Russia. The kids preferred sugar cubes.