Saturday, January 4, 2014

What is a Tea Party?

"A Tea Party is a gathering of friends sharing a pot of
good tea, good food, and good conversation."
by Linda






 


 
From tea parties in my home, to quaint tea rooms,
 and grand hotels,
2013 was an amazing tea party for me with friends and family!
 
We shared many pots of good tea, too much good food,
and hours of good conversation and laughter. 
 
We look forward to continuing enjoying tea parties in 2014.
 
 
What makes a tea party for you?
Price?
Food?
Tea or other beverage?
Table décor?
Location?
Guests?
Tea party theme?
Dressing up or casual?
Celebration of birthday or other event?
I want to hear all your thoughts and ideas!!
 
 



9 comments:

Bernideen said...

Great photos of MEMORIES. That's what a great tea party is about - MEMORIES!

Rosemary said...

What a wonderful collection of photos and tea party memories! Love it! Here's to 2014 and even more tea parties!

Beth said...

Hi Linda, Atmosphere (tablescape and room decor, etc), good tea, good food, and good company - those things make a good tea party, in my opinion. I loved seeing your photos. Thanks for sharing!

relevanttealeaf said...

I enjoyed seeing the tea parties you hosted or attended in 2013, and I know the photos are only a small sampling. 2013 was filled with tea for you in many wonderful places, and I enjoyed reading about it throughout the year.
A tea party for me is all the things you mentioned...the tea, the theme or reason for the tea party celebration, the tablescape, the food, the friends/relatives, the location, and dressing up. I love tea parties!

Steph said...

So true! And I love the diversity of your tea parties.

Angela McRae said...

How fun to revisit all these special teatimes with you! To me, a tea party can be simple or grand, but it involves at least one friend and special care taken to the table setting and food. It's always a special, memorable occasion, even if the occasion is "Just Because."

Laura's daughter said...

A TEA PARTY is quite simply: ALWAYS an OPPORTUNITY...
for the capturing
PRECIOUS MEMORIES.
Life is fleeting no matter the length.

Tea Time is slow time offering cherished minutes spent with friends; steeped in love and respect offering cups of joy for each one attending.

Regardless of surroundings friendship makes the EVENT.

FRIENDSHIP TEA CAPTURES THE ESSENCE A "TEA PARTY"

I KNOW OF NO BETTER OPPORTUNITY THAN A "TEA PARTY" TO CELEBRATE LIFE WITH FRIENDS

WE need reasons ( a TEA PARTY?) to slow down be present and forget the smart phones and other technological devices, appreciative of opportunities to be with one another and communicate our sorrows and joys while making eye contact and demonstrating appropriate and vanishing manners.

Linda, thanks for providing so many OPPORTUNITIES for so many friends. :) Mary

Laura's daughter said...

OBVIOUSLY I NEEDED TO SAY...

OPPORTUNI"TEAS" how did I overlook that?

Marilyn said...

It can be dressy or casual for me. What makes it for me is the food, ambiance, and spending time with a friend or family member.

 

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