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Great Themes for Tea Parties

Good Neighbor Tea

A Good Neighbor Tea
How often do we get to know our neighbors? Here’s a great way to meet!

Invite your neighbors to tea and be sure to include anyone who is new. Ask them to bring something to share. Here are some suggestions: a great recipe, a decorating idea, cleaning or gardening tip, a memory to share, something to show from the last place they lived, seeds from their garden, a recommendation for a good hairstylist, orthodontist, etc, or…? You get the idea!

Be sure to start off with introductions and get to the tea pretty quickly. There’s nothing like sharing food to make you feel more comfortable. Share what you’ve brought while you’re around the table. And enjoy each other!

Tip: Don’t go all out to impress. The idea is to make your guests feel comfortable. And they will, if you’re comfortable with yourself.

Centerpiece Idea:
Something simple…A bouquet of flowers in a pretty pitcher, a basket of fruit, a shallow bowl with a low pillar candle in the middle surrounded by potpourri…or use something from our Quick & Easy centerpiece ideas.

Hostess Gift Idea:
A small package of homemade cookies with the recipe, a small potted plant, a tree seedling or a seed packet of flowers/herbs and a card with emergency phone numbers for your city and your phone number attached.

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Family/Friendship Tea

Family or Friendship Tea
“The Ties that Bind”

Invite family or friends (old and new) to tea. Ask them to bring a snapshot or story about themselves or their family to share at the tea. We grow closer together the more we know each other. “The ties that bind” become stronger with understanding, compassion, tears and laughter shared.

Centerpiece Idea:
Get several inexpensive, small frames of varying sizes. Take out any glass and backing. Glue the frames together in a slightly overlapping pattern to form a triangular or square pillar that is hollow in the center and about 2/3 as tall as the pillar candle you will slip into the center of the frames. Spray paint gold, silver or a beautiful color of your choice. Place your pillar candle in the center of the frame pillar. Place extra pillar candles of various heights on table with “framed candle”. The candles could be arranged on a shallow tray, a flat mirror or directly on the table. For fun, scatter gold painted acorns or fruits and nuts as if to say “the acorn (or apple) doesn’t fall far from the tree” or “every family (or group of friends) has its fruits and nuts…maybe it’s me”!

Hostess Gift Idea:
New Name/Address books with everyone present already entered in by you and an invitation to next year’s tea!

Tip: You could make the “frame” centerpiece by cutting out your own frames from cardboard of various sizes and shapes. Glue together and spray paint as above.

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