As Relief Society Activity Diva (RS Coordinator is boring) I felt it was time for the women of the ward to take a break. Enjoy good food, good music and good friends. It was time to let our inner little girl out to play dress up for the evening and have a good old fashion tea party.
Now we only served herbal tea because the word of wisdom counsels us against hot drinks. (you can learn more about it here.) But it was wonderful. The Activities Committee all worked so hard using their strengths to make everything come together so beautifully.
This is the beautiful garden the party was held in
I just LOVED the star shaped flowers that were climbing up the white arch
The tables were such a collaborative effort. We asked women in the ward if they would share their tea settings with us and boy did they deliver! Linens of lace and pink satin, colored roses and sun faded stripes covered long tables as tea cups and saucers from all over the world sat at each setting.
this one was my favorite
from Russia with love
the theme was Jane Austen meets Alice in Wonderland, all of the tables were named after different places in Jane Austen novels. (I really wanted to sit at the Pemberley table)
could you die?
the detail, the deliciousness, every bite was my new favorite
raspberry cupcakes, dark chocolate brownies, scones, lemon curd, fresh strawberries, corn muffins with prosciutto and apricots...
Inspirational Talks, Dramatic Readings (from Pride and Prejudiced) Jane Austen Trivia and one goofy host (PS Judy EVEYONE loves my skirt)
Violin, Piano and Comedy... so talented so much fun
I think they had a good time
I know I sure did
tune in next time for the hats, I felt they deserved their own post, and frankly I have about 10 loads of laundry that needs folding.