Last year my girls and I hosted our first Tea Party Discussion. We invited a few friends and neighbors to our home and kept the preparation simple.
TEA PARTY DETAILS
The girls decorated the tables with fresh flowers and handmade place cards, which added a personalized touch to the room.
Then, they dressed up as princesses and sat with the girls their age at their own fancy table on the backyard patio.
The women gathered indoors around the dining room table.
There, we enjoyed friendly conversation, refreshing fruit-infused water, herbal tea, in addition to cucumber sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies, and cookies.
It was the perfect springtime gathering!
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Our conversation turned to a discussion of the following questions:
- What is a favorite Bible scripture or story that has had a positive effect on your life?
- How can we, as women, do a better job loving one another so that the world would know us as disciples?
- How do you personally live at a pace that allows yourself to be available for others?
- What are some of the long-term goals or traits that you would love to cultivate this year?
Through the sharing of heartfelt thoughts and feelings, old friendships were strengthened, new friendships were forged, and we each left feeling more inspired to be better women.
The girls led their own Bible discussion on the back patio, while enjoying their tea party food, and were just as inspired by their discussion as we women were with ours.
I knew the girls’ tea party discussion with their friends had been a success when they came to me after the party and said, “That was so much fun, Mom! Can we do it again next year?”
HOST YOUR OWN TEA PARTY DISCUSSION
If you desire to host women in your home for a Tea Party Discussion, but are lacking the courage to do so, take heart–putting together a Tea Party Discussion is a simple process that will lead to countless blessings.
While hosting a Spring Tea Party Discussion is always delightful, the good news is that a Tea Party Discussion will work ANY time of the year.
Why not host a Christmas Tea Party Discussion, or a Summertime Tea Party Discussion, or a New Year’s Tea Party Discussion?
You get the idea.
Personalize your Tea Party.
Make it your own.
Eat your favorite foods.
Discussion a favorite book.
Share holiday traditions.
Do what makes you the most comfortable.
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FOUR WEEKS BEFORE
- Plan the discussion topic, discussion questions, and menu
- Select a date and time
- Make a guest list
THREE WEEKS BEFORE
- Invite your guests
- Make a shopping list (food, decorations, thank you notes)
- Prayerfully prepare for the Bible discussion by reading and pondering the Bible discussion questions
TWO WEEKS BEFORE
- Send out reminders
TWO DAYS BEFORE
- Shop for food and decorations
- Make decorations
- Prepare food
- Finish food preparations and set tables
- Welcome your guests and enjoy the afternoon together
- Follow up with a thank you note for each of your guests
There, now take courage.
Take the first step.
Open your heart.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION: If you were to attend (or host!) a Tea Party Discussion, what questions would you be interested in discussing?
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