Yes, my mom and I both received invitations to attend a Martha Stewart Tea Party at our local Macy’s yesterday. We were so excited. Do you think Martha will be there? No, she wasn’t…but someone who works with Martha every day was there and discussed the table settings, etc.
We were told to dress in our “high tea fashions” if we wanted to. I chose a skirt that I could wear without pantyhose! Mom chose her black pants so she could wear her comfy shoes. They had the tea set up at the front of Macy’s by the entrance to the mall. There were tables with pretty tablecloths and china for us to have our sandwiches on and drink our tea from.
We chose a table and then two other ladies came and joined us. They were really nice and excited as well. We were served salmon sandwiches, chicken salad, a fancy BLT and then a few cookies…which were FABULOUS. We each had 3 sandwiches and 3 cookies, a big splurge, but it was nice. We were served a different tea with the sandwiches and another sweet tea for the cookies. Very nice.
There was a lady there who runs a local tea party business and she spoke on different ideas for teas. I think she was a bit boring. And she spent way too much time with people from the audience talking about the teas they do. As my husband would say, “Everyone wants to be a star.”
We even were given gift bags! You can see what we came home with in the above picture. A very pretty Wedgwood tea cup and saucer from Martha’s new collection of china at Macy’s, the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living and a pretty bag filled with a few different tea bags to sample. I added the invitation to the picture as well.
All in all a very nice time. I think my mom really enjoyed herself! In the fall, the guy from What Not To Wear is coming…we hope to go to that as well…only not to get picked out of the audience for any changes!