Life is busy. Between work, kids, house and spouse there isn’t much time to think about doing anything, “out of the ordinary.” Why then, should you use your precious time to host a tea party
Here are 5 reasons you HAVE to host a tea party:
#1 You Can Make A Difference
If you think you are tired, you can be sure there is someone else even worse off than you! Hosting a simple tea party can refresh a weary soul. The simple act of hospitality can change lives. Make a quick salad, bake a couple scones and pour some tea. This simple act could lift another human out of their suffering. (if only for a few moments.) In addition, focusing on someone else will lift your spirit as well.
#2 You Need Some FUN
Work is overrated. In truth, rest, refreshment and laughter can bring you to a place of new found strength. The world looks better. The flowers smell fresher. The house looks cleaner. (well, you can always wish!) The point is, all work and no play will make you a very boring, dried up woman. Do something new. Plan a simple party. If you are limited on time, ask each of your friends to bring an item and host a “potpourri tea.” (like a potluck~)
#3 Expand Your Borders
Are you a lurker? You know, the person that reads Facebook but doesn’t post. The gal that watches the Food Network but never makes anything? Shake things up a bit and change that. Expand your borders. Plan a tea party for your neighbors, the elderly or the overworked Sunday School teachers. Find a group of people you hardly know and bless them with something extra special. Dig up all those recipes you have clipped and the table decor you have on Pinterests and make it happen. Take charge of your life. It is your time!
#4 Tradition Brings Solace
Need order in a chaotic world? It’s not as hard as you think. Ok, you can’t control the fact that the garbage disposal broke after your two year old stuck his toy truck down it… life happens. What you CAN control is your sanity. Here’s a simple way to do it. Plan for 15 minutes a day of peace. Turn off the phone, the computer, “the world,” and go through the steps of making a pot of tea. Pour tea into your favorite cup. Grab some inspirational reading and read 1 or 2 paragraphs. Sip your tea. Breathe in. Breathe out. Think about what you have read. Rinse and repeat. Suddenly, you have a tradition. Pretty great eh?
#5 Why Not?
Humans love excuses. I am too busy. I don’t cook. I don’t like people. 🙂 Whatever your reason, you are busy and your friends are busy. That won’t change. Only YOU can change. My suggestion? Plan a tea party. A tea party challenges you to make time. What do you have to lose? If you are a long time reader of TeaPartyGirl.com you know that this blog FILLED with information. Getting outside your comfort zone can be challenging but it can also be rewarding.
Here are a few fun ideas:
Tea and Books
Tea and Fashion
Tea and Movies
Tea and Music
Tea and Crafts
Tea and Card Writing
Tea and Catalogs
Find the concept that appeals to you most and plan a monthly gathering. Its not hard…so why not?
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