I starting hosting tea parties when my ballerina baby, who is now 24 years old, was five years old. I would host a Mother/Daughter tea and it was so much fun to see the little girls in their best dresses and party hats come and eat tea food and sip tea. Well, ballerina baby is grown and gone, insert me crying, but my love for hosting tea parties still burns strong. Tea parties are just a wonderful opportunity for ladies to sit around the table eating delicious food, sipping great tea and to just enjoy the friendship that is among the group.
My Sunday Class is named “The FOLD”. The FOLD stands for “Following Our Lord Daily”. It is a couple’s class and we are an active group. Not only do we meet to study God’s Word, but we like to have fun. We also like to minister. We are in the process of developing many ministry outreach opportunities for our class members to serve.
My heart and ministry is with the Ladies of the FOLD. The Lord has truly placed these ladies on my heart. If one of them hurts, I hurt. When I am asked, “Where do you serve”, my answer is, “The Ladies of the FOLD”.
I started the annual tea party in 2009. I wanted a day to honor these ladies. I wanted to cook and bake for them and just make them feel special. My goal is for the Tea Party to be a day of relaxation and fun for the ladies. This Saturday, we enjoy our eighth Annual Tea Party!
I wanted to share with you our Tea Parties of the past. Every year is special. Every year is unique. Every year has a theme and I carry that theme out all through the party.
Enjoy the pictures. Next week, I will be doing a full blog post on this year’s party.
Oh how I love these ladies. They are my friends, my besties, my Sisters in Christ.
Looking forward to serving them again and letting them know just how special they are to me.
Jody and Edna
**Look for this year’s tea party on the blog next week.