Friday, October 3, 2008

Tea for Two (Or More) Party

Do you share gardening tips? Do you discuss a book? Do you play cards during tea? Find shapes of tea cups and saucers, cookies, tea pots, flowers.

Use all of the things you do during tea time as inspiration or decorating supplies. A Tea Party may have the reputation of being a calm and quiet gathering, but that doesn't mean it can't be a good time.
Use a teapot shaped invitation, or a plain paper one and include a tea bag in it. Invite the guests to a comfortable setting such as your home and prepare for a lovely visit. Mother/ daughter gatherings, garden clubs or ladies luncheons are all perfect for a tea party. The great part about Tea Parties is they can be a party for any age group.
Decorations can be as little or as much as you like. Party supply stores will have every color of balloon or paper goods you need for the kitchen.
Getting a little messy is a great ice breaker. Whether it is cheese dip to go with crackers, fruit flavored muffins, or even cookies, the time in the kitchen will be fun interaction. Instead of games, have the guests prepare their own snacks.
You could decorate the pots, or if you gather for tea say once a month, you could watch the seeds sprout and grow every time you visit. Another idea would be to plant seeds or transplant flowers. A wreath could be made with a wire or foam base. This could be done easily with ribbon, floral wire and a hot glue gun.

Everyone could make a bouquet, a tussy mussy, or a straw hat with whatever flowers are on hand. Have a wide variety of fresh flowers on hand to decorate personalized projects. After food preparation is done and goodies are baking, start an activity.
The end result will be a day of fun conversation and good food. You want the activities to be fun, but not overpowering. No matter what activities you do, keep it simple and light- hearted.

Guests can continue to be crafty while sipping on tea and eating the fruits of their own labor when the snacks are ready. If activities aren't your bag, play card games or just visit.
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