Tea with the Queen


QueenTeaPatti Last Saturday I had my 2nd tea.  This year I called it Tea with the Queen.  We all made Fascinators, which were great fun to make and very easy.
QueenTea  More on that later.

First we had our afternoon tea.  Last year I had done a Mad Hatter Tea Party with a long table.  This time I had smaller tables.  We always have a wonderful time talking and solving the worlds problems.  But, we also laughed a lot and grew closer as friends.

After the tea we gathered in our family room and went to work on our Fascinators.  My idea was to make them then raffle them off to help raise funds for my friend who does the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure.  Karen has to raise $2500.00 each year and this will be her 4th year.

QueenTeaMakingFascinators I've been going through my stash and clearing out.  I had all kinds of silk flowers, leaves, feathers, ribbons, birds and glitz.  I purchased hair clips and a couple small hot glue guns.  I had gotten rid of mine ages ago as I work almost exclusively with needle and thread.  But I knew it would go quicker if we had glue guns.

QueenTeaRosemary As you can see everyone got into the fun of making their fascinators.  A couple decided to do brooches instead, which looked terrific.



It doesn't matter what age you are.  Everyone loved making the Fascinators.  Here Lisa helps Jennifer clip hers into her hair.  Jennifer's was the most elaborate one made.

QueenTeaSusan To the right is Susan who is a breast cancer survivor recently.  Of the 18 people at the tea, four are breast cancer survivors.   

QueenTeaKaren The picture of the gal with the green Fascinator in her hair is Karen.  She's the one who will be doing the 3-Day for the 4th year.  Karen is very passionate about walking for breast cancer awareness.  I'm thinking I need to get into training and do some of the walk.

Anyway, the tea was fun, and we got Karen started with her fund raising.

I highly recommend getting together with family, neighbors and friends and having afternoon tea.  We all get so busy we lose touch with each other.  Not good.  So, brush off that furniture and uncover the tea pots and cups and saucers and have a small afternoon tea.

2 Responses to “Tea with the Queen”

  1. What a wonderful idea Patti! In fact, I think I will do that for my daughter, Shaunessey, who is going in the San Francisco marathon in October. She needs to raise funds and this would be a fun thing to do! And, a great way for friends and family to get together! Well done! luv, Jacquie

  2. What a lovely post Patti! You always come up with gorgeous ideas. What a wonderful time you all must have had, and for such a worthy cause. Makes my heart go “thump,thump”, and a bit of a lump in the throat. Thanks for the photos.

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