Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Love & Marriage Tea

So, the tea party was this past Saturday! And, I am so excited to tell you all about it! Our theme was love and marriage - celebrating what God has given us.

We borrowed this dress form from a thrift store and put my wedding dress on it. It took some creative work to get it to stay upright - but it worked out great!

We also made a board on a "science project" type board. It included pictures of several weddings and shared the stories that the pictures told - it was really fun!

We asked everyone to bring a framed wedding photo and their wedding album to share - all the frames were put out across the top of the sideboard and we spent the first half hour or so looking at albums. It was SO fun!

I'll explain the bubble picture next even though this really happened at the end of the tea. Since most couples plan special send-offs from their wedding or reception - we wanted to do the same thing. We had each of the ladies walk through the bubbles as a farewell!

A wonderful devotion and testimony were shared and we went around the room each sharing one thing we love about our husbands!

Here are our tables - two card tables were set up in the living room and the big table was in the dining room with a card table on the end to make it longer. We had programs at each place and slips of paper with wedding questions on them. Questions to start conversation like describing your wedding bouquet, how you spent your first anniversary and how your husband proposed.

This is my friend Melissa and myself - we planned the tea together and agreed we made a great team! We're already talking about plans for our next tea!

We served lunch and dessert ~ I think everything turned out really well! Click here to view all our recipes!


Chrissy said...

Wow! Your effort and attention to the little details really shows. You're so lucky to have a close group of women friends. I've been missing that lately...

Anonymous said...

You and your friend did an OUTSTANDING job and it looks like a wonderful time was had by all! I enjoy reading your blog very much. You are very thoughtful and creative. I would love to participate in your online Valentine's Day event but I don't have a blog :( Hope you have a great time!

Michelle from MI

Amy said...

You guys should be so proud of yourself! That looks so beautiful and I am (as always) impressed with your creativity. Why can't you be my neighbor??? :)

Monica Wilkinson said...

Yes, Chrissy - I am feeling thankful and blessed. I am just now feeling like I have a group of friends and I have missed it.

Michelle - thank you! We'll miss seeing your pictures, but hope you'll enjoy visiting others!

Amy - I would LOVE to be your neighbor! Wouldn't we just have so much fun!? There's a house for sale just down the street from me! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had quite the party! As always, you did a wonderful job. I am looking forward to tomorrow!

PandaMom said...

This is my first time to visit your blog and I have fallen in LOVE with it!!! May I PLEASE add you to me links? I can't wait to come back and do some more searching! I have already copied the pattern for the pillowcase dress. OOOHHH! What fun to read your stuff! ; )

PandaMom said...

Guess I sounded a wee bit Irish in the last post with "me links". HAHAHA! That would be "MY" links. ; )

Anonymous said...

Wow, it looks like you did well and had a wonderful time!!

Anonymous said...

Honey, this looks so beautiful -- Melissa was a great partner for you in co-hosting this tea, wasn't she?

I'm glad to see your wedding gown again and know that you have had this opportunity to use it again! :)

love, the mother of the bride!