The parTEA Room - Enchanted Services for Your Special Occasion
720 Main Street, Minden, LA 71055 - (318) 639-9516

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Kathryn Cropper
Teatime (wine time) offers many wonderful possibilities for nurturing friendships. Let’s make full use of gathering creative tea party ideas: Send a birthday tea party in a box, everything you need to celebrate with a box of fresh scone mix, a few linen napkins, a nice lace tablecloth from a thrift store, box of tea...
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Not all tea parties have to follow the guidelines of traditional etiquette but try a traditional afternoon tea at least once. You will find it absolutely delightful. Victorian days the invitations were beautifully engraved on white paper, of course today anything goes even just a phone call.  There is something special about a written invitation...
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Humans are beautiful and breakable, like china cups….yet also strong and resilient. I am convinced that we humans need beauty in order to live rich fulfilling lives, beauty comes in the spirit of the tea, the beautiful table setting and the fresh picked beautiful flowers. You do not have to be wealthy to enjoy an amazing...
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This is the time of year gardens are full of glorious abundance of flowers of every kind. The array of colorful blooms just beckoning us to pick them to make beautiful arrangements to enjoy their hues and wonderful fragrances inside. One of the best things about afternoon tea is that it lends itself to a...
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Do you remember dressing up and putting on your best manners as you sipped pretend tea out of tiny cups and shared pretend delicacies with your friends, parents, teddy bears or a dressed up pet? Is there a little girl inside of you who longs for a lovely time of childish imagination and “so Big”...
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If tea cups could talk our tea room would be full of conversation they speak of the past and of the future, but their strongest message would be to “use me and use your imagination”. Tea Time offers so many wonderful possibilities for nurturing friendships. It is not about the tea at all, it is...
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When the world is all at odds and your mind is all at sea, then cease the moment a brew a cup of tea. There is magic in the fragrance and solace in the taste.  Laden moments vanish when you add a sip of butterscotch schnapps to it as well. The world becomes a lovely...
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Traditionally, high tea was a working-class meal served on a high table at the end of the workday, shortly after 5 p.m. High tea was much more of a working-class family meal than it was an elite social gathering.  
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There are many different stories that claim to explain the origin of afternoon tea but one of the most widely accepted is that the Duchess of Bedford came up with the initial concept. The noon meal had become smaller, and so the Duchess suffered from a sinking feeling at about four clock in the afternoon....
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