Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's time for a Tea Party! (with tea!)

*Since I've fallen in love with all the wonderful tea products I carry in my shop, I've decided to host tea parties (with tea!) What could be more fun than costumes, party food (I'm always trying new recipes!), great customers, specials every hour, (Remember the K-Mart "blue light" specials?) and door prizes?
*Last year I hosted five tea parties at The Looking Glass! On March 21st, we celebrated the White Rabbit's Unbirthday Party. (He was really surprised!) We had tea tables set up outside with china cups and saucers and white linens; tea was served by Alice (Tami in costume!) Competition was heated during the best hat competition!
*We honored Mother's Day with another outdoor tea party on May 2nd. All moms received free gifts!
*July 24th found us having a TEA-NY cocktail party featuring jewelry designed by artists in New York. I infused tea into our Mojitos and Cosmopolitans! It was quite a party!
*On Sept. 12th, at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, the Mad Hatter showed up and served Mad Hatter tea punch and yummy appetizers.
*We ended our year of partying with the very successful Holiday Open House on Nov. 14th where customers had the special treat of seeing Cynthia Bloom's unique and beautiful Czech glass button jewelry. Cynthia even brought one of the tools that is used to hand make the glass buttons.
*This year is off to a great start with the Queen of
Hearts Tea Party which was held on Feb. 6th!
*I have plans for the March Hare's March Shopping Madness Tea Party on March 27th. Cynthia Bloom will be back with new designs of her Czech glass button jewelry (new buttons made from antique molds!)
*If you haven't signed up on my email list, please do so on my website. I'll send you invitations for all the parties this year (I've scheduled six!) It's a great opportunity to relax, have fun, wear a vintage or new hat, drink tea, eat, and shop!
*I think my Irish Auntie Betty would have loved my tea parties! Join us for a spot of tea!