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.
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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