Friday, February 12, 2010

Box Luncheon tea party

This afternoon my Red Hat group enjoyed a Box Lunch. We each packed a lunch suitable for a tea party in a decorated box or basket. Each box had a number put on it, and then we all drew numbers. We then received the box that had our number on it. The boxes and baskets were all different, and very creative. Some were done in store bought hat boxes, some in big gift baskets, and one in a picnic basket with a Valentine Teddy Bear attached to it. (This was held on Feb. 12th)
My decorated box contained a wrap sandwich, candy, carrot cake, and a side dish of fruit and berries. The hostess provided drinks and a Watergate salad.
A fun and easy way to entertain!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tea Party

Last Sunday I attended a tea party hosted by a lady in a wheelchair. My friend has MS, but she doesn't let that stop her from hosting a monthly tea party for about 20 women! She has a small house, and sets up tables in her dining room, den, kitchen and sun room. She does most of the cooking herself, occasionally asking someone to bring something to add to the menu. She appoints a hostess for each table, and they do the actual serving.
We all pitch in for the clean up, and don't leave until all the dishes are done and everything is put away.
She is an inspiration to me. I, too, have a small house, and it's easy to use that as an excuse not to entertain. When I think of all the work involved in putting on a tea party, I can easily talk myself out of hosting one. Then I think of my friend, and she inspires me to get out my cookbooks, and put up an extra table.
I hope this will inspire you, too, to bless your friends or family by hosting a tea party.
You can find recipes and ideas at

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tea Sites you will enjoy

I've been doing alot of research lately for a new project, and have come upon some websites I'm sure you'd like to know about, too.
I found a source for free tea party invitations at It takes abit of looking around in thier website, but they are there and worth searching for.
Looking for cute favors for your next tea party? Try They have many to choose from, some priced as low as .80.
Do you like to knit? You'll find kit's for knitting a tea cozy and a washcloth with a teapot design at
Free tea party games and lots of tea party ideas are at

Tea, WII and Me!

I've found another excuse to have a tea party! Today three friends are joing me for an informal time of tea and scones, then we are going to play WII bowling. I'm serving two kinds of scones, lemon curd, jam and devonshire cream. Since it's just the four of us, I'm going to use a loose tea, a blend of seven green teas from Let's Do Tea.