Since it was suppose to be a "Tea" and Testimony, I totally ran with the idea of it being a tea party. Here's some of the pictures.
For the tables....I lined up two tables length wise to make one large table and topped it with a pink table cloth. Each setting was fit with a place mat, plate, napkin, saucer, tea cup, and spoon. Simple, yet elegant. Also, on each chair there was a goodie bag filled with a ceramic coffee mug, book of inspirations, tea bags, and tea cookies that everyone got to take home.
For the table decorations, I used some colored doilies, and placed a teapot full of fresh flowers on top, on others, it was a teacup full of flowers. I also made some pink tissue paper pom poms which I hung from the ceiling.
As for the food, I enlisted the help of my fellow Steering Team leaders in making some of the food. I found some amazing tea sandwich recipes online which I just had to use for this event. I went shopping for all the ingredients and divided out the recipes with their ingredients to everyone. On the day of the event, everyone brought their tasty sandwiches to share.
|Blue Cheese & Pear Sandwiches on Sourdough Bread|
|Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Wheat Bread|
|Roast Beef & Horseradish Sandwiches on Rye Bread|
|Mixed Fruit Kabob and Watercress & Goat Cheese Sandwiches on Cinnamon Bread|
We also had veggie trays, fruit kabobs, pastry platters, and cookie plates. As for the drinks, I bought an assortment of different flavored teas, lemonade, and water of course.
|Chocolate Eclairs, Cream Puffs, French Macaroons, Cucumber & Proscuitto Sandwiches on White Bread|
Our last meeting turned out fabulous, everyone had a great time listening and learning from the speakers, enjoyed the food, loved the goodie bags, and most of all had a great time. I am very thankful I got to be apart of this event. It was a great ending to another great MOPs year. Since, I am not running hospitality anymore, I look forward to what the new coordinator will present at our next Tea & Testimony meeting in May. But for now, I will enjoy the last craft meeting for April I have to plan...it will be a good one!
Here are the recipes for the tea sandwiches: