Tea time in Tallahassee

The weather may have been cloudy, but it didn’t stop young princesses from running table to table at Dorothy Oven Park on Sunday.

There, the Tallahassee Ballet held its annual Spring Tea. This year, the theme was “Sleeping Beauty’s Timeless Tea.”

Mothers and their young daughters were able to make necklaces with beads, drink hot tea and buy children’s clothes from Coco Dots, a sponsor for the event.

Janet Pichard, executive director of the Tallahassee Ballet, said the event was not only about tea.

“There are many activities here for the girls to get involved in,” Pichard said. “We have an arts and crafts table, jump rope, and there is an area where some of the girls are learning how to crochet.”

More than 200 people were present at the event.And for some parents, like Nancy Click, bringing their daughters to the Spring Tea is tradition. This wasn’t the first Spring Tea for Click and her 7-year-old daughter Logan Click.

“We’ve come for many years,” Click said. “This year was more like a traditional tea where you can sit down as well as enjoy the dances.”

The Spring Tea was not only enjoyable for the guests who attended, but also to those who volunteered to help out with coordinating the event.

Ellen Robinson, a senior public relations student from Orlando at Florida A&M who began interning at the Tallahassee Ballet in January, said she loved seeing the excitement of the children with their parents.

“I love seeing all the little girls in their dresses,” Robinson said. “The parents were running around with their children, sitting with them and taking pictures. It was very well put together.”