Tuesday, October 16, 2012

An Angel Themed Christmas Tea

On September 25th I wrote a post about my newly established tea angel collection.  Since then, thanks to E-bay, I have acquired one more.  She is made of resin, but there are no markings on the bottom so I don't know who the manufacturer is.  She's 9 1/2 inches tall, which makes her the tallest of the collection.

 
She arrived in the mail around the same time that I was booking the banquet facility for our Ladies' Fifth Annual Christmas Tea at church, so I took my cue from her for this year's theme, Angels

It will be held on Saturday, December 1st [always the first Saturday in December], at Enchantment Banquet Facility - where last year's Christmas Tea was held. 

I will use Angel Christmas Tree Toppers for centerpieces, and dessert will be a festive Angel Food Cake.   I haven't decided yet if I'll have individual angel food cakes or 1 large angel food cake per table.   Our Scripture verse to take into the New Year will be Psalm 91:11 "He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways."

  Photo's from last year's Christmas Tea
 

 
In previous years ladies volunteered to decorate a table, but not last year.  I provided centerpieces, holiday placemats, and silver teapots for each table, and the banquet facility provided the rest.  That's the plan again this year.
 
 
The banquet facility allows me to make a tea concentrate and bring my urns the day of the tea party.  They provide coffee for ladies who don't want tea.
 
 
We always have a silent auction at our Christmas Tea.  In previous years it was new [or nearly new] household items, but last year we auctioned gently used costume jewelry, and it was very successful.  It will be a  costume jewelry silent auction again this year.  Below is just one of the jewelry display tables.  I bought cardboard jewelry boxes at the $ store to place the jewelry selections in.
 
 
In upcoming posts I will share photos from previous Christmas Teas so you can see the various tablescapes.  It's fun to see the creativity of the ladies.

Do you have an annual Christmas Tea at your church?  If so, please share what's done at your teas.  I'm always looking for new ideas.


 

6 comments:

  1. What a great theme for your tea this year! We don't have a Christmas tea but I think it is a great idea. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of Christmas Teas past!

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  2. I think that's a lovely theme.

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  3. I remember when you posted from last year...hope you'll do the same this year! I love your angel. I have a Jim Shore Thanksgiving angel I love...it's already out on the mantle!
    Ruth

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  4. Your new angel is lovely Phyllis and is a fine addition to your collection. It's always nice to see what others do for a Christmas tea. Not many churches in our rural area do this any more and instead do a soup and sandwich type of luncheon which isn't nearly as appealing. I think it's from lack of help now that everyone is older and the younger set doesn't seem to care for fancy and teacups. I'm disappointed.
    Judith

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  5. Love the angel idea. I don't have a Christmas tea at my church, but I do one at my home for my women's group on Friday even., then a family I know on Saturday. There have been themes from White Christmas, Let it Snow, Asian Christmas, and this coming December will be a British Christmas theme. I have done this for the same family for 10 years.

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  6. That costume jewelry auction is a terrific idea! And everything looked so classic and elegant at the tea. Can't wait to see this year's results!

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