I love teas and just love sharing lovely tea parties with you here on the blog, and to celebrate National Tea Month in January we are going to have a week of tea themed posts AND get a chance to kick it off with a priceless look at a beautiful 1800's birthday tea party! Isn't that just so exciting? Indeed! So here we go...
The first thing you need to know is that all the credit goes to Muriel Hedgcock. She created this lovely event for her daughter and here is what she had to say:
"We enjoyed planning and working together as a mother and daughter team preparing for my daughter's 18th Birthday High Tea. To add to the decor we each did a painting. Caitie painted an 1800's style self-portrait for fun, and I did the backdrop of a window scene of an English rose garden. We made place cards and attempted making sugar roses for the first time. It gave us a lovely mother and daughter time of fun & challenge. Our guests all came dressed up for the occasion and brought beautiful poems, songs and musical pieces to share with us. We all joined in the regency dancing my daughter had prepared, which added to a delightful afternoon that will be a most memorable one."
This was my daughter's Birthday address:
This 18th birthday tea party has an 1800s theme, and this is not only for a chance to dress up and do things that are very different to usual. The 1800s was a time that had its problems, but it was also a time in which the differences between ladylike behaviour and unladylike behaviour, propriety and impropriety, politeness and bad manners, and a gentle, quiet spirit and a loud and rebellious attitude, were clearly defined in strong contrasts.
We have in the world today a crisis of femininity, modesty, and propriety. This party was meant to be an opportunity to display these virtues.
1 Pet. 3:3,4 reads, “Do not let your adornment be merely outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel – rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
Prov. 31:30, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”
I hope you all thoroughly enjoy this high tea, and we pray that it will be a great blessing to all of you.
Wow--Muriel, thank you so much for allowing us to to view and share the beauty of this day. All the time, hard work, and effort was well invested in your relationship in growing memories with your precious daughter.
We are sure this is one birthday that she will never forget!
Now, my dear readers, if you would like to see more inspiration for tea parties (perhaps you'd like to plan on this year for your daughter), feel free to click here.
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