My mom, my grandma, and my aunt from Oklahoma City came to this rosy tea party.
This is the Valentine tea party I hosted in 2006. I love the fresh roses and the delicious chicken salad sandwiches I served that day.
This tea table was decorated for an Easter tea in 2006. I made those cute bunny pouches to hold the silverware and napkins.
I made some delicious things to eat, including one of my favorite strawberry and spinach salads. It has candied walnuts on it! Yummy!
This tea party was held in the Fall of 2006. I purchased that beautiful brown transfer ware on Ebay several years ago and I always wished I could find some more. I use those dishes every fall and will use them at the inn.
This is a St. Patrick's tea from 2007. Those pretty shamrock cookies have chocolate on the bottom! I really love the pretty green dishes. My husband bought them for me at the Emporium here in Enid.
I made some delicious treats, including chocolate chip pumpkin bread. Come to think of it I haven't had that treat since I made it that day! Maybe that will be a good addition to the menu at Southard House in the fall.
This is my mom, my grandma Mary, and me after our tea party that day. They have been honored guests at every tea party I have hosted and they have seen me grow to be the tea party hostess I am today.
This tea party was held in 2011 for St. Valentine's Day. My mom gave me those beautiful dishes for Christmas one year. They are pink toile and they have cherubs on them. I use them every Valentine's Day and I know they will be very popular at Southard House.
This was a Halloween Tea Party I hosted in 2011. Aren't these ghost cupcakes cute?
I made these pretty favor cones and filled them with winter treats, including a snowflake fairy wand and a crown. I also made each person a place card to take home.
I have gotten a lot of good experience hosting tea parties over the past 10 years. I feel well prepared to host tea parties at Southard House and I am looking forward to providing this service to ladies in our community. I am hoping to host my first tea parties at Southard House before the end of this year, depending on how busy we are at the inn. I will be announcing the addition of tea parties via Facebook when the time is right!
We have one day left in January and I hope you will take some time that day to have a cup of hot tea and relax for a few minutes. We all deserve a much needed break to rejuvenate and what a better way than to enjoy a cup of hot tea from your favorite teacup! I think I will take my own advice and do just that tomorrow morning.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and you will consider having a tea party at Southard House when this service is offered. I can host as few as two ladies or as many as twelve ladies at the grand dining table at Southard House. I would also be happy to provide tea service to your little girls too! Is there a good friend you haven't gotten together with for a while and you would like to meet to catch up? Is there a special birthday for a special friend or loved-one that needs to be celebrated? Is a friend or loved-one having a baby or getting married? These are all great reasons to book a special tea party at Southard House Bed and Breakfast Inn! I will be offering three different tea services - the "Splendid Tea" will consist of scones or muffins and as much hot tea of your choice as you can drink. The "Grand Tea" will consist of scones or muffins, a fruit and cheese plate, and as much hot tea of your choice as you can drink. The "Extravagant Tea" will consist of tea sandwiches, a fruit and cheese plate, and an assorted dessert plate served on a three-tiered tray with as much hot tea of your choice as you can drink. Prices for the teas will be released at a later date and I hope to make them as affordable as possible. I think it is important for ladies to get together for tea and I hope to encourage that activity!
I have been very busy at the inn preparing it to be a grand place to stay and enjoy yourself. Lately I discovered a wonderful way to clean some stained antique dishes that I want to use at Southard House. I will be sharing a tutorial on cleaning antique dishes in my next blog post, so if you have some pretty antiques that have seen better days and you would like to bring them back to life please join me next time! Until then . . .
May You Be Blessed!