Victorian Etc. ~ Vol I, Issue #4 ~ Oct 2010
A Victorian Christmas Tea
by Karen Hattaway

Christmas is my favorite season. I love the smells, the sounds, the colors, the hustle and bustle of shopping, the candlelight church service. But most of all, I love the special times with friends and family. Each year I have a Christmas Tea Party--a time to sit back and share conversation and savor the holiday with my circle of friends. This year’s theme is A Victorian Christmas.

After a few phone calls to check calendars, the date and time are set--2 pm on Saturday afternoon, 2 weeks hence. A light afternoon dessert tea is all that is required for this time of day. The menu is kept simple:

Assorted Christmas Cookies
Chai Tea
English Afternoon Tea
An Assortment of Herbal Tisanes

Invitations are created using blank photo-mount note cards and color copies of vintage Christmas postcards embellished with ribbon.

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