The Ladies' Tea Guild

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cat Rescue tea party a success!

one of the parlor guest tables at the tea party.
Well, I'm pretty much recovered from our tea party fundraiser from last weekend. I got away with not taking home too many leftovers, so the tea sandwiches are finished and I only have a little bit of sour cream, some chopped onions and some sandwich bread to use up. Mother's Day is coming up, and I always cook for my mom on Mother's Day, so it shouldn't be too hard to use up the tea food.

In any case, we served 33 people on Saturday and 39 on Sunday, had no major catastrophes (although we came close when the tea urns caused the kitchen electrical circuit to break!) and received lots of great comments from the guests. We also raised about $4,500 for the 13th Street Cats! We'll see how many veterinary bills that will pay for; always on the lookout for needy cats, they took in another one on Sunday, just as the tea was ending! This cat has kind owners who can't pay for its medical care, so 13th Street Cats is going to take the cat to the vet and pay for its exam and medication.

The catnip "cigars" for sale!
All in all, another great event; you can see some photos from both days here. Enjoy!

13th Street Cats website
"Support 13th Street Cats by attending the Cat Rescue Tea Party!"


Linda J. said...

Congratulations on the success of your fundraiser tea!!

Rosemary said...

Congratulations! Great cause, wonderful photos, resounding success! Thanks for sharing.

Kyla Duffy said...

Great job on the fundraiser! What a unique way to raise money for cat rescue. I'm a tea lover and rescued cat-mom so I can appreciate your efforts.

BTW, publishes books about rescued animals to raise awareness of, and funding for rescue efforts. If anyone you know has a good cat or dog rescue story, please ask them to consider sending it to We'd like to publish our cat book soon, but we're still a few stories short.


Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
-- William Cowper (1731-1800)
"The Winter Evening" (Book Four), _The Task_ (1784)