Posted by Mindy

Do tea parties bring pictures of your mind of girly-girl events?  A “Boys Not Allowed” activity?

Every boy will love an excuse to eat cookies, listen to some fun music, and read a very “boy” poem which was written for a young boy!

Today’s “tea party” includes a jazz piece by George Gershwin entitled “Promenade,” or otherwise known as “Walking the Dog” a poem entitled “My Puppy and I,” as well as a simple menu.  Enjoy!

 

Music

Gershwin’s “Walking the Dog” seems like a perfect piece of music for a puppy dog tea party!  The first instrument which you hear introducing the theme is the clarinet. Then a shout by the brass. Hear the really smooth section played by the strings at 1:30? You’ll then hear some French horns as a part of the introduction to the original theme.

 

Poem

Here’s a favorite poem of my son, perfect for tea time.

A. A. Milne’s “My Puppy and I”

I met a Man as I went walking:

We got talking,

Man and I.

“Where are you going to, Man?” I said

(I said to the Man as he went by).

“Down to the village, to get some bread.

Will you come with me?” “No, not I.”

I met a horse as I went walking;

We got talking,

Horse and I.

“Where are you going to, Horse, today?”

(I said to the Horse as he went by).

“Down to the village to get some hay.

Will you come with me?” “No, not I.”

I met a Woman as I went walking;

We got talking,

Woman and I.

“Where are you going to, Woman, so early?”

(I said to the Woman as she went by).

“Down to the village to get some barley.

Will you come with me?” “No, not I.”

I met some Rabbits as I went walking;

We got talking,

Rabbits and I.

“Where are you going in your brown fur coats?”

(I said to the Rabbits as they went by).

“Down to the village to get some oats.

Will you come with us?” “No, not I.”

I met a Puppy as I went walking;

We got talking,

Puppy and I.

“Where are you going this nice fine day?”

(I said to the Puppy as he went by).

“Up to the hills to roll and play.”

“I’ll come with you, Puppy,” said I.

 

 

 

Party Menu

Ice tea sipped from canning jars with a straw

popcorn, peanuts, and pretzels placed in bowl as “puppy chow”

apple slices

Hot dog baked in biscuit dough, following the biscuit directions for baking time, “Dog in a Blanket”

 

What darling puppy dog cookies! What great fun to make, too. Check out the original page “Love & Flour:  Puppy Cookies for Today’s Top Dog” for the recipe and instructions.

 

Thank you, Butterfly Lavender, for the fun puppy dog tea party photo!  If you would like to view more photos from the original page,  you can find them here.