January 7th, 2013Ladies’ Christmas Tea Party
It all started sometime in November. I got to thinking that it would be fun to do something special for the ladies in our local church since we haven’t been having ABM meetings for several months. We used to enjoy getting together a couple times a month to visit and pray with each other.
So naturally I talked to my right-hand lady and she thought it would be a great thing to do.
From there it just kind of snowballed. We talked about all kinds of ideas, shared multiple pictures from our shopping trips, mailed out invitations and somehow managed to pull it all together.
Here’s what the invites looked like.
These were the hand-delivered ones…they were awfully chunky!
These went in the mail because they were a little flatter.
And the inside, just because I love the swirly with the snowflake.
On December 8th, Haley and I hosted a Christmas Tea Party for our local ladies, plus a couple special guests from Fountain. We spent several hours decorating the church. It’s funny how Haley and I have the same weird perfectionist tendencies when it comes to things like this. We were both thrilled when all the decorations were finally up.
Here’s the entryway.
What event, with Haley, would be complete without some sort of blow-up something?!
Before our guests arrived.
Haley insisted that we must have a fireplace so she set one up on her iPad and put it on the tea counter.
Some of our yummy treats…snowflake sugar cookies and a cheesecake snowman.
How cute is that?! The top was mint chocolate (Andes mints under the cheesecake…YUM!), the middle was plain and the bottom was raspberry swirl. We also had a meat, cheese and crackers tray, but it wasn’t as photo worthy as these.
And then guests began arriving. Brother V, of course, couldn’t just drop Sister Mary off. He had to poke his head in and see what was going on. Guess it was just too girly for him…he didn’t stay long.
We loaded up our plates, filled our mugs and settled in for an afternoon of visiting.
We also had little gifties for each lady…a paper mug filled with chocolates.
And a star ornament. It was actually a banner we had hanging on the wall, but we took it apart before the ladies left and they got to keep a star.
It was a really nice, relaxing afternoon! I’m so glad we did this and that all the ladies were able to join us.