May 27, 2008

Tuesday's Teatime ~ Mother-Daughter Tea Part 2

Good Afternoon, Ladies! It's time for our Tuesday afternoon teatime! We'll enjoy our fresh scones, mock Devonshire cream, strawberry jam and Constant Comment tea while we look at the pictures of the Mother-Daughter Tea I hosted last Tuesday! We had a lot of fun and the ladies drank a lot of tea (seven teapots full and about three gallons of iced tea)!
Aren't friends just the greatest? I was so thankful Karen and Sharon came to my rescue and helped at the tea. Here they are (Karen's in the yellow and Sharon's wearing pink) helping to place the food in the proper areas as the ladies arrived for the evening.
As the ladies arrived, Karen relieved them of their food and Sharon gave the ladies 12 and under a questionaire to fill out and the ladies 13 and older a different sheet of paper with a unique question on it that they had to get answers for from 15 other ladies. Some of the questions were: 1.What's the favorite book you've ever read beside the Bible?,
2. What's your favorite song?
3. If you had a million dollars how would you spend it?,
4. What's your favorite snack?
5. What's your favorite beverage?,
6. What were you doing 10 years ago?,
7. What's your favorite childhood memory?, etc.
Later in the evening we went around the circle and each lady shared her question and a unique answer or similar response. It was very interesting and sometimes really funny.
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! ;)
Heather Dickinson, her daughters and new baby were our guests of honor for the evening. We appreciate the sacrifices they make as a family in order to share the Good News with the people of Columbia, South America. We were also VERY glad little Elijah made his entrance in time that Mommy could be up to making it to the Tea!
After Heather asked the blessing, she led the way in the buffet line.

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:

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, this game was a lot of fun.

Then it was time for the rest of the ladies' games. We started out by reading the questions they'd been given on arrival and had worked on throughout the evening. One of the question sheets had been marked with a rose stamp for a special door prize.
We also played "Pass the Gift" but with a couple little extra twists from the younger ladies version. And no, the person who started this time did not receive the gift in the end!
The winner also received a gift for her neighbor on her left!

When the young ladies 12 and under arrived, their questionaire was "How Well Do You Know Your Mother?" It had various questions they answered and if they were too young we had some of the older young ladies to help them (or a couple of the moms helped their daughters which kind of defeated the purpose but they didn't understand so...if I had this game again, we'd pay closer attention to this detail). After we played "Pass the Gift" with the ladies 13 and up, I read the "How Well Do You Know Your Mother?" questionaires out loud and then gave them to the mothers to keep. We got a lot of good laughs out of this one. Moms are REALLY special people if you ask their kids and sometimes they have some interesting quirks! - at least in their children's minds! Lol! One of the these questionaires also had a rose stamp so that little girl and her mother received a special gift to take home as well.

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.


Rob and Deanna said...

Enjoyed your pictures, Denise! Thank-you for the fun evening & ALL the WORK you put into this evening! The website for the poem is for those who want to look it up. I tried it with ministries & got an unused URL. :-)

ceekay said...

Denise, thank you for your sweet comments about my bedroom and especially about my grandpa. I appreciate you coming over and visiting my blog.
Boy girl, you did a great job witht that tea and wow, you had your hands full! It looks like everyone had a great time. Time for you to take a rest!