The Maple Diner.
One of the best things about revisiting this special place once a year is that the kids love rediscovering favorite toys or games that have been left behind. Without a doubt, one of these favorite activities is the Maple Diner. Making use of a well-loved set of plastic toy dishes, the girls put together a feast of lily flower tea and various other goodies, mostly inedible. (There were a few blueberry pancakes thrown in for good measure.) Everything is served on the stump of an elm tree among the maple trees next to the cabin.
The sparkly ribbon centerpiece is courtesy of Anna, of course.
The setting is beautiful, and the food inspired. Limited reservations available in advance.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your own diner, the chefs heartily recommend “Mud Pies and Other Recipes: A Cookbook for Dolls” by Marjorie Winslow.