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"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."
Ephesians 4:2

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An (After) Valentine's Day Tea!


On Saturday, Sharon, my sweet Mother In Law, and I hosted a Ladies (After) Valentine's Day tea! (For a quick side-note, I'm borrowing these pictures from both Sharon and Kathi as I, unfortunately, forgot to take pictures!!) Sharon and I had such a wonderful time planning and preparing this tea for our wonderful friends and family!

Here I am preparing the food. We served 3 types of tea sandwhiches: Cucumber, Pineapple Cream Cheese, and Egg Salad. Cucumber was my favorite! We also served fruit, veggies, cheese and crackers, jello pink salad, nuts, chocolates and cheesecake for dessert! It took us all morning to prepare!

Here's Sharon in front of the finished food! Next, she rushed off to get ready as we welcomed in guests who were early birds! We didn't really pencil in early birds in our plans! Oops!


For drinks, we served coffee, a variety of hot teas, and I made this raspberry iced tea! It was delicious!

Here is Sharon and I all dolled up at the tea!


Kathi's daughters Victoria and Jessica enjoying their lunch!

We went around the room and had each lady share how they knew either Sharon or I and say something sweet about their husband (or what they would want in a husband, or dad - we had a few younger girls!).

Later, friend Alisha, and I sang a sweet love song,
Ice Cream by Sarah Mclaughlin. Alisha and I both lead worship at our church and Sharon had asked me if we'd sing a song. I was a little apprehensive at first but talked with Alisha and we both agreed to do it.

Here is Sharon and her good friend Shannon. Shannon and a few other ladies blessed us with hostess gifts as the entered the house! It was so sweet of them to bring these unexpected gifts!

Here are our friends Desi and Lisa. You've probably seen them both on Sharon's blog! They are such sweet girls who love the Lord with all their hearts! They are fun and great to spend time with! (Glad you could be there girls!)

Kathy and I getting the dishes washed. Kathy, Desi, and Lisa all helped out with the dishes! We were so thankful to have the help! After all, there were a total of 25 women there! Lots to wash!

And here are the sisters!

I'm so glad we could do this tea and give our friends and family a treat like this. The only thing that could have made it better would have been lots of sunshine! We'll have to do a Summer tea!



13 sweet comments:

southerninspiration said...

Looks like a beautiful tea, and I'm sure was enjoyed by those attending!
Have a fabulous day!

Suzanne

TeamKeiling said...

What a great idea! It looks like a fun time was had by all. My mother and my brother's girlfriend and I want to start the tradition of having tea and all the goodies at the Ritz Carlton every year, right after Christmas. This year was the second time we did it- it's so much fun! Now I have the idea to host a tea too! :)

Ashley and Eric said...

That Raspberry Iced Tea looks amazing! I'm so happy to have found another young blogger. My mom introduced me to blogging but most of the people she knew were her age, I'm glad to have found someone closer to my age. Thanks for letting me stop by!

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a lovely time and what a great way for women to get together and have a great time.
Sarah

Elena said...

What a lovely event. There is just something so special about ladies getting together for fellowship and food and fun! You guys did a great job! The picture of the raspberry tea is so pretty. It made me really thirsty because that is my favorite tea:) Love all the pictures. Have a great day! Elena

Denyse said...

It looks like so much fun and such a sweet time of fellowship!

Where My Treasure Is said...

wow! looks like you ladies had a great time!! What a fun idea =)

-Kari

Charree said...

What a neat idea. It looks like you had a wonderful time and the food looks so very tasty. Thanks for sharing pictures.

Have a blessed day!
~Charree

Mrs.Ruiz said...

You are so blessed to have such a wondeful MIL and she is blessed to have you:)

Barb said...

Looks like you guys had fun and you looked beautiful....Barb

momma said...

raspberry tea - yummy (do you have the recipe)

Kathi said...

Brittany, Thank you so much for all you did for us. We loved being there and truly felt loved. The food and the way you displayed things was just perfect. Thank you so much. Hugs, Aunt Kathi

Sharon said...

I loved, loved, loved this! Thank you so much for planning this with me and for doing all that work! I think we showed that we are a great team! We are so blessed to have so many neat women in our lives! Thank you so much for singing too, it was so beautiful!

Love ya, Mom

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