Monday, April 06, 2009

Afternoon Tea Giveaway


High tea, Fireside Tea or Sweet Sixteen Tea, no matter the occasion, this book has everything you need to host a tea party, complete with recipes and lovley photos of fine china. And, I'm giving it away! In honor of my sister's visit next week, a sister who loves tea and thanks to a special friend who gifted me a copy of this book but I had already had one, so I'm keeping the one she gave me since she wrote a little something in it and I love to get books with a note written inside. So, this is how it'll work, are you keeping up with me? Just leave a comment here, and here only, to make it easier for me to count names, and tell me if you've ever had a tea party? Don't panic, if you haven't yet, just tell me what kind of tea party you'd like to host someday? Now, to make the odds even better, post about my giveaway on your blog and I'll add your name twice. Wait, I'm not done yet, if one of your readers leave a note telling me where they came from and you posted about my giveaway, I'll enter your names in three times! Do I have your attention yet? I love hosting giveaways! I'm leaving this open through out my sister's visit and will draw a name from the teapot on the 18th so you have plenty of time to get cracking!

Winter has returned to the Ozarks once again, with 40 for a high today and another night of frost warnings. Now, I know the calendar says it's April but it sure doesn't feel like it and so many plants and trees are blooming. I hope Mother Nature has a plan for this tug of war with the weather? I think I'll make a cup of tea.....Good luck!

47 comments:

  1. Hi! I wandered over from the The Recipe Box Swap. Tea parties look so ladylike and refined. I've never had one but I've always wanted to have one for a baby shower. Since it would probably be a coed affair, it would probably have both dainty and hearty food so the guys wouldn't feel left out! Thanks for this terrific giveaway. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. i just love tea parties thanks for letting me join

    ReplyDelete
  3. I had a Tea Party for my two daughter's elementary teachers at the end of the school year. We had three teachers (the girls both had one of the teachers for their second grade). That made a total of six of us. I made cookies to enjoy with our tea. The girls felt very special hosting a tea for their teachers and the teachers felt special being invited! It was a great success.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I had tea parties as a kid but never as an adult. My girls love to have tea parties.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great give a way you are having. The tea party I would love to have is a beautiful Cottage Garden one, with beautiful Roses and every one wearing pretty hats flowing dresses. oh well some day.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

    ReplyDelete
  6. My favorite tea party was actually at a tea room last year. My daughter and (then) six year old granddaughter had tea in a lovely place in Lancaster County, Penn.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for such a nice giveaway- I have never had a tea party myself(shame on me-I'm old). So I think it is about time. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've had tea parties all my life - starting when I was 6, when my grandfather brought me a Blue Willow Tea Set - children's size. I still have it - our kids had teaparties with it - and now our grandson does too. I also have tea parties with little sandwiches and cookies - with my grown up friends.

    My favorite tea party was on a boat in Alaska - all the fishermen's wives were invited and I was asked to help pass the cookies - I was 8, and after the tea party I fell asleep on the window seat of the boat (actually it was a barge). I love tea parties.

    ReplyDelete
  9. yes we have tea parties and love them

    ReplyDelete
  10. I used to have tea parties for my little nieces - I'd let them select which tea party items they wanted (tea sandwiches were a bigger hit than I expected), we'd set a little tea table with old-fashioned china pieces I'd get at a thrift store just for their party, we'd dress up and have a special time. I'm hoping to continue the tradition with their children some day. asthenight at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've had a few tea parties. Mostly, I just have tea with the kids or my mother-in-law.

    I have hosted a mother-daughter teddy bear tea. It was fun.

    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi! Oh I love tea parties. When I was a little girl my cousin and I would have them with my grandma :) We called them little girl tea parties. I want to have a tea party for my next birthday! I'm posting about your giveaway on my blog right now :)

    All the best,
    Allison

    ReplyDelete
  13. A Tea Party! What a great idea for my next get together with my girlfriends....I would love a book with some good recipes and ideas!
    ~Patti

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi sue!! You makeover bedroom is sweet. I love all you have done. Is it allison who is coming for a visit? Won't that be so much fun.
    I don't seem to get through blogland so much anymore--just post pictures and that's it.
    Happy Easter to you! MB

    ReplyDelete
  15. I also love tea! As a matter of fact, I just joined the Inernational Tea Sipper's Society! I recently took a class on Oolong Tea, now my favorite!

    I host a Christmas Tea for my girlfriends every year.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ilove your blog it is very pretty.

    Diana
    gramadinah MJF#273

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'd love to have a tea party for my granddaughters, with pretty dresses and white gloves with hats and beads. This would be so sweet......

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'd love to have a tea party for my granddaughters, with pretty dresses and white gloves with hats and beads. This would be so sweet......

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yes! I have given several tea parties. I love them! I've done a Christmas Tea, St. Patrick's Day Tea, a baby shower Tea and then of course Tea Parties for no reason.

    It's been awhile though and I need to give another one. I would love to win your book and get some great ideas.

    I'm going to post your giveaway on my blog.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thank you Sue for entering me. Last year one of the gals at church and I had an Afternoon Tea for the young girls. It was nice seeing everyone dressed in their finest and eating so daintily :)

    We had a Butterfly theme being New creations in Christ. We had lady bugs on a stick, mini heart-shaped PB & J and Egg Salad sandwiches, fluffy cupcakes, fudge and cookies, And for favors we made bookmarks with beads and butterfly charms in organza bags :) Everyone had so much fun!
    zokiemichael(at)sisna(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I worked for a non-profit organization and we hosted a tea party for our volunteers. What we failed to tell them was that it was A Mad hatter tea party so imagin their suprise when they came and were greeted to the characters of the story and the wild decorations. They loved it. I would love to do that again!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi, I am new to your blog. Allidink sent me over to visit. I hope you don't mind, but now I am also a follower. I never hosted a tea party, but was lucky enough to attend one at Nottaway Plantation home. I would love to host a spring tea party on my patio for my girl friends. Stop by, I would love to post your blog give away tomorrow...

    ReplyDelete
  23. Yes, I've had several. We lived in England for a year so I learned about tea parties there and had several for close friends. When we returned to the US I helped to host a tea party as a bridal party. There is nothing more fun. ♥

    ReplyDelete
  24. Marcia9:57 PM

    Yes, I have had tea parties and been to tea parties. My dining room is decorated with tea pots and my good friend Amy Witt (Life in Kansas) sent me here to enter the giveaway. She is great at giving tea parties. The one I remember giving was when my daughter was about 8. I asked all the guests to dress up and we used my china and it was very special to see all the little girls and teach them to act like little ladies.

    Hugs, Marcia

    ReplyDelete
  25. Anonymous5:58 AM

    Hi.. I must thank SQB for my visit here.. new also and love the side links! Please stop by to say hello also.

    Sure do love a good tea party.. the last one was a few years ago around Christmas time.. oh it was so lovely and lasted 4 hours.

    I've got a grand daughter soon to arrive, but within years we'll hosting wee tea parties with bears and bunnies I'm sure.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wonderful giveaway for a teaparty! Would love to win...I came by from Southern Queen Bee...smiles!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great idea for a book and a tea party! I stopped by via Southern Queen Bee :)

    Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love tea! A day shouldn't be without it! Thank you for the giveaway. We should have a vertual tea party with your sister:)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love tea parties. My friend, Bonnie, and I go to a lovely tea room about a 45 minute drive from our homes every January in honor of our birthdays. Also, I had a tea party at my home a few years ago to honor my Mom and her birthday. Thanks, Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love tea parties. I haven't been to one yet but I told my Maid of Honor that I want a tea party themed bridal shower...so here's to hoping Ill go to one soon !!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi darling,mine would be a southern tea party with all my from porch friends,there would be served 4 types of sweet little sandwiches and 2 kind of teas,fresh slices of watermelon, Mamas homemade chocolate candy ,a fresh fruit salad,magnolias daffodils and other flowers would decorate the surrounding in glass vases,with Aunt Beas vintage white
    lace table cloth under the weeping willow tree.the tree would be filled with beads dangling down and prisms hung from colored yarns and Mamas wind chimes.Ans for all the artist and creative folks there would be a box of altered art,buttons and art supplys for us to share out creative ideas,

    ReplyDelete
  32. i PUT THE INFO ON MY BLOG FOR YOU DARLING,GOOD LUCK

    ReplyDelete
  33. I've had many tea partys! Of course, as a child I set up little partys in my pretend kitchen for my babies. Most recently, I hosted a baby shower for my daughter with a pink tea party as the theme. Lots of fun!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hi... I wandered over from Jessie LaVon's website... so give her all those extra points she deserves... I hope she wins!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Huh I thought I posted to this. I have had quite a few tea parties and love each and every one. I have done them for ladies groups, in antique stores, and in my home. We also go to a local tea room for Mothers Day and have been going for the "girls" birthdays. So much fun. I posted about the giveaway on my blog as well.
    Hugs
    Amy

    ReplyDelete
  36. I used to own a tearoom in North Bend Washington. We served afternoon teas and tea parties for little girls. What fun they had. Dressed to the nines...I think Tea needs to be enjoyed slowly not rushed. Thank you for adding me to your drawing.
    Cheryl

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love Tea parties! My 7 year old grandaughter and I collect tea sets and have tea parties often,even my 3 and 11 year old grandsons enjoy it. I am posting about your wonderful giveaway on my blog,simplepleasures.
    Elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  38. My daughter and I have tea parties all of the time with her little friends. Love your blog.
    ~Lesa

    ReplyDelete
  39. Sue, gee hard to beleive I never had a tea-party as girlie as I am! Except no one else here is! I would have mine with loads of vintage and pink roses too! Oh do I want to win, win, win!!!!! Lori Oops, Have a wonderful Easter!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I would love to hold a Mad Tea Party a la Alice in Wonderland. Just imagine it, mismatched china and all sorts of bright and crazy cakes..

    thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I have had many tea parties...I just love them! They seem to bring out the best in us and make us want to pamper one another. My favorite to host was a party my mother and I hosted for all the women who serve in the children's ministry of our church. It was at Christmastime, so it was a wonderful time to relax and unwind from the stress of the season. The table was decorated with little Christmas village vignettes inside glass hurricane vases. The food was rich and delectable. But the most wonderful thing of all was the company. Each of those women (some old friends, some brand new to our circle) were so sweet and precious to be around. They shared their souls and spirits with us and it was a kindred, hallowed time. It was a blessing to be able to serve and honor these women who give so much during the year serving our children.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi Sue,
    I have had a few tea parties. One with friends and a couple with my little Granddaughter and have helped hostess one that a very good friend of mine had. I would love a chance to win the Tea Book.
    Thank you for having a giveaway.
    Come visit me sometime!!!
    Deb

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hello from Ohio. I justed wanted you to know that I just found your lovely blog today. It is so sweet and I am bookmarking it. I wish you a blessed day!

    Mary Ann

    ReplyDelete
  44. I would have to say that a Beatrix Potter tea would be my first choice. Wouldn't that be fun? You could inspire your guests to try their hand at sketching for a children's book by giving blank journals as favors!

    Your blog is lovely. So glad I found it!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I had a lovely wedding shower tea party for my neice Apryl last year. It was a lot of work but turned our beautiful! Warm wishes, Esther

    ReplyDelete
  46. I have the sweetest little granddaughter and would love to have a tea party with her. I have directions to make little placemats with storybook characters and I would look for some cute teapot fabric. I think my grandsons would like to attend also if there were good cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Anonymous8:38 AM

    Still, he notes that some substance having to pay up their cosmetics when
    applying sun blocker. remain Out Of The SunIt is dependable
    that you demand a little aurora critiques de produits ingen fx, probablement cet avantage
    ne serait pas l� pour de longues prison term. The Best Piece of such cosmetics is that
    it on the unique Wellness caution necessarily of you and your family.


    Visit my homepage: how do i get genfx

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting Country Pleasures, I welcome all comments, always nice to hear from my readers! Blessings!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...