Easiest party ever.
We reserved the space, announced the date and time, brought drinks and the ladies did the rest. They brought a pretty place setting, finger food, and decked themselves in pearls with stories.
Marilou served proper tea with a Chinese strainer, Rebecca made cranberry-mango punch with a fancy ice ring, I brought water (I did drop in sliced limes and mint sprigs).
I brought all my tea partyish linens, borrowed a bouquet from Sunday service. That was it.
The ladies kept thanking Marilou, Rebecca and me which made us laugh because the party was so lightly planned and easy. The lesson here is that we all love a party - we can dress up, eat charming food, and talk to people we care about.
Afterwards, at home, I got my husband to take some pictures so I could show you the fascinator I made. For less than a dollar using feathers and flowers from A's creative reuse shop and rhinestone buttons from my stash.
And this yellow dress is one Rebecca's mother found in her basement, a vintage dress Rebecca wore in college and surprisingly perfect on me because I'm bigger than Rebecca and thought I looked terrible in yellow.
Sans fascinator, I think I'll add it to my Sunday rotation.