Here Marylou,her mother and daughter, and Karen and Kianna are getting settled in. Each lady brought her own tea cup and prizes were awarded for the prettiest, funkiest and most unique. I wish I would have taken a picture of each winner with their teacup. Oh well, maybe next time! Whoops, did I say "next time"? I must be really tired! ;)
There was plenty of time for fellowship throughout the evening. Here Connie and Kristin are sharing.
It's hard to tell what Tammy's telling Grandma Jowers and Margaret; but, don't let the serious look on her face fool you! She's one of the best perpetrators of laughter- the good medicine!
When I first gave out the invitation to the Tea, I told the ladies that I would take keepsake photos of them and their daughter. That's when we thought there'd be only a couple dozen attending. When the numbers started rising, I decided I 'd better get someone else to do the pictures. Brenda Herring does an awesome job and she so graciously came and did photos - after going for her ultrasound where she found out she'll be having a boy later this fall! Congratulations, Brenda! And thank you SO much! You made a memorable evening even more memorable! You can see a couple of the pictures she took here: http://herringhappenings.blogspot.com/2008/05/why-i-havent-had-chance-to-blog.html
For the ladies 12 and under attending the tea, we played three games. The first was a tea bag toss. There were two teams and they had to toss a tea bag back and forth with a hat. The team that got the farthest apart without dropping their tea bag won. Adrean and Sarah won this game and received a special gift to take home.
One of the other games we played with the younger ladies was like hot potato but instead of a potato it was a hat filled with tea time attire. Whoever had the hat when the music stopped, got to put on one of the teatime accessories. These young ladies were the winners.
The other game we played was "Pass the Gift". You start the gift out with whoever and read a poem . Oddly enough, the young lady who started with the gift did end up with it! You can find the poem on creativeladiesministry.com, this game was a lot of fun.
I failed to take a picture of the favors I made for each of the ladies but this is a picture of the ones I copied. It's a sweet paper doily carefully folded with a tea bag inside and a bow and flower sealing it. Each attendee received one of these to enjoy at a tea party they could later enjoy at home. All in all it was a delightful evening.