Monday, January 24, 2011

"How to Give a Tea Party"

I have lots to do to get
ready for a
Tea Party presentation
at my local library.

One of my teashop customers works at the library and has asked me to give a Saturday noon demonstration on "How to Give a Tea Party". There is so much to cover, that first I have to get organized.

I have asked a dear friend and fellow tea party-er to help.

Three round tables will be set for the guests to sit at and nibble, so I have to decide which linens, napkins, cups, saucers, small plates, and tea pot, creamer and sugar patterns will be used, mix and match, of course.

We will demonstrate at a head table.
The menu will be ham and chicken salad finger sandwiches,
scones, and lemon curd,

a basic black tea such as Queen Mary,
and a blackberry maple black tea Angel's Dream.

We will talk about the importance of presentation and etiquette, all which make tea parties special and apart from just having lunch.

So back to the planning and, later on in the week, cooking. Good thing I have worksheets and check lists to make sure I don't forget anything. Wish me luck and I'll update how the affair went later.