Monday, April 26, 2010

A Real-Life, Non-Political Tea Party!

Be our guest at tea time! The FHU Associates invites all ladies to our eighth annual Victorian Tea Party on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 1:00-4:00pm, once again to be held at the lovely Hardeman House. This has become a premier event for the ladies of Henderson and the surrounding areas, and it continues to grow from year to year, as ladies of all ages keep bringing new friends to share the experience with. Leisurely taking tea at a pretty table laden with delightful finger foods is a wonderfully special way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Not only is there the tea party itself, but there are numerous venues ranging from making paper dolls for the little ladies - to interesting lessons on the preparation of hot tea - or needlework projects, such as this year's candlewicking, for the grown-up ladies. A much-frequented area is the Tea Boutique, whose offerings will allow one to recreate their own tea parties at home. Wonderful memories are made at this event; for a tangible remembrance, there will be family, group, or individual portraits taken by Jud Davis, which can be purchased for a nominal fee. 

Yes, there are many families with multiple generations who attend this event every year, but if you don't have daughters or granddaughters, please don't let that stop you! We think YOU especially might need a girls' day out. =) Bring a friend or three to relax and enjoy a lovely afternoon. 

Tea Menu:

Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Spicy Cheddar Pimento Sandwiches
White Chocolate Cherry Scones with Chocolate Cream and Cherry Butter
Chocolate Raspberry Tassies
Mini Spongecakes with Jasmine Tea Buttercream
Rosemary Parmesan Hearts
Lemon Turnovers
Fruit in Season
Madame Butterfly Jasmine Tea
Simply the best green tea with a heavenly jasmine fragrance.
Norfolk Blend Tea
A robust black tea blend perfect for a morning wake-up call or a lovely afternoon tea party.
Tickets for this event are now available! Check with the FHU University Store, Lookin' Good hair salon, or Happy Kids' Consignment Store...or call Doris Maness at 989-2641. You may also contact me at Kristen4815@gmail.comADVANCE ticket prices are $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 3-10; Tickets BOUGHT AT THE DOOR are $18.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. Children under 3 are admitted free of charge. Payment is by cash or check; checks should be made to the FHU Associates. ALL proceeds go toward student scholarships.

Go to: for more information and pretty pictures. =) Feel free to spread the word to any other ladies who might be interested.

Thank you!


  1. I really miss going to this! We went EVERY year before we moved to China. I cried the last time, because I knew that I would not be able to go the next year! The girls still miss it too. I am not going to remind them what time of the year it is. I guess there is no chance that you could change the date to July?

  2. Sad! Yes, Bethany wanted us to change the tea party to July also. =) Wouldn't that be lovely weather for an outside tea party?? Wish you guys could be here!

  3. Haha! See, I'm not the only one voting for a later date! Well even though I sooo wish I could be there this year, I know it's still going to be fabulous, as usual:-) In fact, I drooled all over myself just reading the menu! I'm expecting a recap and many pictures next week. Have fun!

  4. Oh, I missed it!! I love this event. I know it had to be wonderful.


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