The Ladies' Tea Guild

Friday, April 8, 2011

Would you like to attend a Royal Wedding Tea Party?

William and Kate .  Photo: Alexandre Goulet,  Creative Commons 3.0.
Join the South Bay Ladies' Tea Guild for our own celebration of the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton!  With all the media attention, there is a lot of information available about the wedding details, including some of the menu choices.  Let's dress up as wedding guests from 1800 through 2011 (the upcoming wedding dress code is morning dress with hats for men, garden party dresses and hats for women), and enjoy an English tea while looking at some books about the British Royal Family and my grandmother's wedding dress.  If the weather's nice, we can sit in the garden! 

The Royal Wedding Tea: We’ll have an afternoon tea featuring some of the foods that Prince William and Kate Middleton have ordered for their wedding festivities, as well as take a look at my grandmother’s wedding dress from 1945. Gentlemen and older children welcome!

    Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 2 p.m.
    Location: a private home in San Jose, CA. 
    Cost: $25 (Guild members)/ $30 (non-members)
    Suggested Costume: day dress from 1800 through the 1940s, or “garden party” dress

As always, please R.S.V.P. and send food fees by Thursday, April 14 to enable planning and food preparation.  Payment can be made (in person) by cash, or check, or PayPal. E-mail the South Bay Ladies' Tea Guild for more information.  Hope to see you there!  

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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)