Our Tea Social was a huge success, and several of our guests sought me out to tell me what a great time they were having. We had a wide assortment of guests who all made new friends!
Each of the tables was a special world unto itself. The Hello Kitty table had special Hello Kitty tablewear and decorations, and a delicious "Strawberry Rose" tea that smelled like candy. Mmm!
There was a table celebrating St. Patrick's Day, overflowing with green decorations and hosted by two spritely folk wearing very festive green outfits. I hear their green tea was delicious!
The Blue and White table was an elegant victorian tea party, with floral centerpieces and the most beautiful blue and white tea set! The hostess was gorgeous in her vintage dress and hostess apron, too!
The Dragon table was a fantasy realm of eastern and western dragons, plus dragon well tea and our Mistress of Tea.
Of course, Rocking Out With Pink was a fun contemporary table with a miniature rock concert portrayed by ball-jointed dolls as a centerpiece.
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Our own Mistress of Tea, Jen Patton, had a fun and funny presentation about the mysteries of tea. She spoke about the different kinds of teas, the interesting customs surrounding tea from around the world, and fielded questions from the audience. Thanks, Jen!
The Raffle was very well received, what with the many interesting pieces available. Etched glasses, Specialty candle holders, gift baskets packed with goodies, a two-story doll house, an Heirloom doll, some fashion dolls, and many other fun items were in the raffle. Since everyone got at least five tickets just for attending, the raffle was a huge hit!
The Dollar Table was a lot of fun, too! Everyone wanted to spend the whole day shopping and carefully choosing their items. There were plush animals, hardcover books, tools, doll clothes, wigs, doll shoes, toys, and dozens of interesting and valuable things to be had on the special table.
Plus we raised $100 for the OBC food pantry with the Dollar Table! We will have to continue this tradition here in the St. Louis area. Thank you, Kansas City Doll Clubs, for sharing this amazing experience with us, and teaching us how it works!
We all had so much fun that we'd like to do this again sometime soon. Stay tuned for more information!
Here are all the photos from this event: