Arguably Nantucket's most enchanting family summer activity is the Nantucket Garden Festival's Mommy and Me Fairy Garden Tea Party. The event begins with children creating unique handmade floral crowns using fresh-cut flowers from the Nantucket Lighthouse School's organic garden. Parents are also encouraged to make a crown to be worn during the tea party.
The formal tea, hosted by Lighthouse School parent Leith Kinney, is a feast for the senses. With dainty and delicious tea sandwiches, perfectly puffed pastries and tea served with "fairy sugar," not to mention a whimsically designed tablescape, Kinney curates a Tea that won't soon be forgotten.
Following the Tea, children enjoy a scavenger hunt, searching for items to complete a miniature teacup fairy garden, to be planted and cared for at home.
This event sells out early each year, so don't delay in reserving your spot and participating in what will be one of the highlights of your Nantucket summer!