Easter, just the thought of this day brings a smile and joy to my face. It’s the season of renewal, rebirth, new life, and . . . Bonnets. My tulips, and hyacinths are quickly sprouting and any day will blanket my garden with an array of spring colors, the birds are happily chirping their morning songs, and I am busy deciding which Bonnet to wear for my annual Spring Tea Party.
I love to find an excuse to throw a Tea Party and this is one of my favorites. It’s a perfect time to RENEW friendships. I thought I would share lasts years with you for a little inspiration.
Before I send out my invitations, I decide on a theme. This makes it more fun for me to decorate. Last year I chose to do a ‘Mary Poppins’ theme.
For the flower arrangements I used pink and gold tiered cake stands. The night before I do my flower arrangements, using fresh flowers that I cut and stick into wet floral foam. The arrangements stay fresh for a good week, just mist them daily.
I just have fun when decorating, making pinwheels, using swirly lollipops, and colorful candy.
I made the pinwheels by using double sided scrapbook paper.
I sprayed painted the bottles and the picture frames (which I bought at the dollar store).
The soundtrack from the broadway musical ‘Mary Poppins’ was softly playing in the background.
I usually share a cute picture book after we’re done eating but for this theme I quoted the words from the song “I’m practically perfect in everyway”, and then we all took a turn sharing what makes us ‘unique or practically perfect’. It brought both laughter and tears and truly helped to renew our friendships.
I like to keep my friends as long as possible so we usually end the time by doing a craft together. To keep with the theme, I had a picture frame for each of them and then materials layed out so they could create a message to go inside their frame.
Looking forward to this years Spring Tea.
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