Monday, November 30, 2009

Mystery Tea Party Special Offer

There is a great special offer in the Jan.Feb. issue of Tea Time magazine that came out Nov. 25. Purchase two mystery tea party plan downloads and you will get one free! The offer expires Jan. 15, so don't put it off, order now at After you order the two download versions of any mystery party plan, just send me an email telling me the name of the third party plan that you want to receive for free, and I will send you the link to download it.
Please leave a comment and tell everyone about your latest tea party, or share a recipe or ???

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Mystery today is where does the time go? This is the time of year when the days are shorter, the hours go faster and there's more and more to do! I hope you still take time to enjoy tea parties, and do take a look at the many changes on the website
I came across this tried and true recipe for Spice Tea. The aromas of the spices are a treat to the senses, and it's so easy to make.
2 27 Oz. jars of Orange Drink (like Tang)
12 oz. Lemonade dry mix (like Countrytime)
1 Cup Instant Tea
2 cups sugar (or sugar subtitute - amount will differ with brand)
1 tspn cloves
2 tspns cinnamon
Mix all ingrdients together. Add 2 tspns of tea mix to 1 cup hot water.
If you are using a mug, use 3 tspns of tea mix.
Be sure to store in an airtight container.
Craft idea: Fill a glass jar, like a canning jar, with the tea mix and cover with lid. Cut a square of fabric and place over the top of the jar. Wrap a piece of ribbon or twine and tie with a bow. Print the instructions on a gift tage and voila! You have a homemade gift!

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Mystery theme tea party plan

I'm happy to announce that "Gone With the Breeze", the 12th mystery tea party plan will be available on the website after Thankgsgiving. This was written in response to many of you who wanted a mystery theme party plan that would allow you to dress up in vintage costumes.

So, put on your best Southern drawl, hoop skirt and pantaloons, and have fun with Charlotte O'Mara as she tries to find out who stole her mortgage
money. You can order now by calling 951-301-7218 or visit the website after Nov. 25 to order online at

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Price increase

I'm sorry to tell you that it has become necessary for me to increase prices. Paper, ink, internet services, advertising... everything has gone up, and I need to go up, too. The prices will change on the website by Nov. 25. You can still order now at the old price at It will be the first increase in almost five years.

Watch for a new and improved newsletter in January. If all goes well, it will have a new appearance. Haven't subscribed yet? It's a free online quarterly newsletter filled with decorating ideas, tea information, recipes, humor and anything else I think you'll find interesting. Just click on this link and sign up:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mayehm on Maui Mystery Tea Party Plan

Here's an email I just received:

Hi Maxine
We had our Luau Murder Mystery Oct 8th and it was a big success. I got to be the murderess, no one guessed said it was to obvious. Of course the cast didn't know either.We plan to do another one next year so you will be hearing from me again.Thanks again for the entertaining play we had a lot of fun doing it.
(I omitted her name)