Friday, February 6, 2009

Feminine Friday: Tea Parties





I have been hearing of Feminine Friday on a few blogs, and I decided I wanted to join in on it. So, on Fridays, I will try to post about feminine things that I love. Well, one love for me are tea parties. I love visiting tearooms and having afternoon tea.

I developed this love for tea parties when I was a little girl. I had my cute little pink tea set that I would set out for myself and my dolls. I would love to have some sort of tea party business. It's something that I have thought about before, but I'm not sure.

I think tea parties can be wonderful ministry tools as well. You could invite young ladies to your home for afternoon tea, and have a Bible study, etiquette lesson, or teach lessons on how to be a lady and biblical womanhood. I think it would be really cool to do something like that, and I guess it's better to just try it, than to keep thinking about doing it.

My sister, who is in college, used to kind of laugh at me for loving to go to tearooms for tea. But, then I dragged her to one, and she fell in love with it too. She has even raved to her friends about it, and encouraged them to go to tearooms with her.

Of course, tea parties and afternoon tea are not just for ladies. But, usually tearooms are very feminine. I love the dainty teacups, the pretty and feminine decor, the scrumptious food, and . . . just everything about it.

Here are pictures from my bridal shower tea held a few years ago. It wasn't a traditional afternoon tea, but it was beautifully presented.




I have never made scones before, but I would love to try making them. I hear that they are difficult to make. Right now, I'm trying to conquer making my grandmother's homemade biscuits. They are the best biscuits that I have tasted. If I can make them like her, I would probably make them at least every other day.

If you want to find a great tearoom in your area, you can go to www.teamap.com and put in your zip code. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

4 comments:

Kate said...

What beautiful pictures!

I remember one year my mom threw a formal tea party for my little sister's birthday, complete with petit fours and china. =) My sister and I were into American Girls dolls, so all of the guests brought their dolls and the dolls had their own tea party.

~Kate
"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"
http://proverbs14-1.blogspot.com

faerieeva said...

Oh now you've done it. Now I discovered a beautiful and highly rated tearoom only 25 miles from my home. I need to go there.
I have always LOVED teaparties. For my best friends mothers fiftieth birthday, the two of us organised a high tea for twenty of her best friends. It was insanity and great fun.
Our Ladies group is currently organising a high tea as well. And I am at the verge of instituting my own little 'cup' in the afternoon as well.
What a delightful post!

faerieeva said...

BTW, scones are not that difficult at all. If you want I'll give you my recipe.

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