Last year I had a Galentine's Day tea for some of my special ladies. Somehow I've lost all the photos I took on our camera, so I hope that you will bear with me as this handful of iPhone photos will have to suffice! Once again I recycled the paper lanterns from our wedding, using only the … Continue reading Galentine’s Day!
The holiday season typically extends far beyond December in our household. Midwestern winters tend to be cold, grey, and harsh, so the twinkle lights and greenery continue to add a little festivity and brightness right up until around March 1st. All that to say, here's a little Christmas blog in January! In mid December I … Continue reading Lovely Ladies Holiday Tea
Oh, hey! Remember when I used to update this blog? Neither do I. Yeesh. Well, it's been almost a year since my last post where I teased our upcoming Halloween party. It happened. Then the holidays happened. Then Burns Night. Then Galentine's Day...and I didn't blog any of it. Well, the hope is to catch … Continue reading Catching Up
When our friend Sarah - who has lived in Colorado for the last few years - mentioned she would be in town in April on her birthday...and, oh, she had never been to one of my tea parties...well, I knew I needed to remedy that! I have to admit, though, this party was put together rather hastily and my … Continue reading She’s a Gem: One Rockin’ Birthday Party!
Thank you, Valentine's Day! Smack dab in the middle of a bleak midwestern winter, the bright reds, pinks, and pastels are exactly the little visual kick I needed to help me slog through the slush and blahs. Bryan and I don't always make a big deal out of this Hallmark mandated holiday as we're sort of that "Valentine's Day … Continue reading Valentea: Key to My Heart
You know, I'd really intended to have this finished and posted by Halloween, but it didn't quite happen. I suppose I'll forgive myself for that as this catches me up-to-date on my previous tea parties. And, really, who is here to chastise me for procrastination at this point anyway? Ah, Halloween. It's just the wonderful, … Continue reading Halloween: The Strangest of Teas
Let me start by saying that I have an exceptionally patient and loving husband. Last year, when I said I was going to start throwing tea parties, he whole-heartedly threw in his support; but I'm afraid he didn't really know what he was getting himself into. You see, if I am the architect of these … Continue reading The Enchanted Bazaar Tea
I began throwing tea parties in earnest in the spring of 2013; so this blog is really about a year and a half overdue. I had collaborated previously with a friend on a holiday benefit tea for our theatre company, but I really wanted to see if I could kick it up a notch on … Continue reading The Hidden Tea Room