Tea Party Ideas for a Traditional Gathering Without Stress...

Sep 30, 2014 by

Looking for modern day tea party ideas? Let’s explore the tradition of tea, the social revolutions it caused, and ways to celebrate the delightful, healthy treat. Tea parties have long served the purpose of being a somewhat quaint gathering during times when a dinner party would be too troublesome, inappropriate or over the top. Tea itself has quite an interesting history. Thought to be an accidental discovery, (one story goes that) servants in 2737 B.C. were boiling water for sanitation purposes when dried leaves fell into the pot, creating a flavorful new beverage. It is widely thought to have continued as a tradition throughout ancient times, largely in part due to the fact that most water had to be boiled for sanitation, anyway. The added flavor provided by the tea also covered up any...

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Why Don’t People RSVP and Bring Hostess Gifts?...

Jun 14, 2014 by

  This article was originally posted several years ago.  The problem is, the issue seems to have gotten worse.  Are we so self focused that we can no longer think of others?  Read this post, and comment.  I want to hear your thoughts +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yes, this is my question, and I want to hear from you in the comments, especially if you are someone who doesn’t RSVP when invited to an event. I won’t hold it against you, today all judgment’s suspended. I truly want to your help solving one of these mysteries of life! At the time of this writing, I am seventy-two hours away from helping to host our Mom’s Night Out for our local co-op for homeschooling families. Here are my stats: Seventy-four invitations were sent Twelve people confirmed they were...

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Now You Can Host a Tea Party and Delegate it, Too!...

Jun 10, 2014 by

    Let’s face it. Many of us already work really hard. And for some of us, hosting any kind of event sounds like a lot of work. Even more of us, especially independent Americans, rarely delegate for a number of reasons. I struggle to delegate because frankly, it’s often “easier” to take care of the responsibilities myself than try to communicate with others what I really want them to do. However, my mother, Anne Evans of Teaching Tea recently participated as ONE of the hostesses of a progressive tea, where the participants visited four homes in an afternoon for each of tea courses. What a great idea!! She graciously offered to share her experience with us. Be sure to notice: The guests received a gift to take home at each stop! Wouldn’t you...

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Apr 15, 2014 by

Need a simple idea?  Why not host a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea?  I am not talking about a lavish event instead I am suggesting an intimate affair for you and the one you love.  Mother’s Day is May 11th this year, just a month away. Your typical Mother’s Day may be as simple as sending a card or flowers, or picking up the phone. Do you try to get together with your mum?   If so, what about setting aside some time for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea instead of fighting the Sunday brunch crowds? Most mothers I know desire more quality time. Either their children are young, and they long for quality, uninterrupted time with their friends, or their children are grown and desire uninterrupted conversations and the full attention of their busy adult...

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Where To Find Inexpensive Teacups...

Apr 8, 2014 by

  Cheap Tea Cups Can Be Found if You Know How I am often asked, “where can I find inexpensive teacups? “  That is a great question.  There are several resources that you might consider if you want to add to your teacup collection.  Owning an assortment of affordable cups and saucers will come in handy for children’s tea parties, additional guests, gifts, picnics and more. In addition, some people have grown a business hiring out pretty crockery for tea parties. The business can also host and cater for the tea parties, depending upon the business owner’s intent for the business. More on this idea in another post… Here are a few of my “go to” resources. 1. Ebay Lots Ebay has long been a “go to” place for china.  I have found many...

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