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Thread: Valentine Tea ideas needed

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    I know its not even Christmas, but we creative ladies think ahead. My friend and I are hosting our annual library tea this year and changing it from Christmas time (way too busy) to Valentines weekend. So, my dear on-line crafty friends I need ideas for decorations, favors, etc. Last year we served English foods such as scones, clotted cream, finger sandwiches, etc. This year is open for anything fun. I am thinking heart shaped cookies, pink fluffy salads, etc. What are your suggestions? And now here is your main contribution please.... we usually have about 100 guests at 2 sittings. What are some easy, quick stitching ideas for door prizes? I am thinking potholders, pin cushions in tea cups, appliqued kitchen dish towels, scented puffs for drawers, tissue carriers for purses, .......what else? Oh, we are also teaming up with breast cancer awareness and giving out pink ribbons and pins. Thanks in advance for all your help. :)

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    This is a clever idea - that looks to be fairly inexpensive and quick and easy to make.

    "matchbook style" pin and needle holders

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44414-1.htm

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    What about making quick market bags. Simple bag to make, fun to own if your the winner.

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    It's a library.......how about bookmarks? Maybe a covered journal?

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    I've heard of them being "High Tea" with ladies wearing hats and little girls wearing their best dresses (if they even have them nowadays!) and everyone on their best behavior. Pictures being taken and sold of the attendees, gift certificates to the library's used book store, cookies, gingerbread and other goodies sold.

    Every member can bring their own tea pots and cups, if any. Our women's club has this every few years, and it is a hit, but a lot of work. Fancy table cloths, linen napkins, High Tea with no airfare to England!! Lovely (SOFT) music in the background.

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    How about felt or wool heart shaped pincushions? You could make them in red and pink. Or coasters/mugrugs? Someone posted earlier on a thread a mug rug with a pocket for a tea bag and spoon, looked fairly simple to make, there may even be a tute for it.

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    What about a box of chocs similar to the one on this website. You could use a smaller box or even put just 1 "choc" at each placesitting:

    http://suzysartsycraftsysitcom.blogs...lates-pin.html

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    This sounds like great fun!! I saw a pic in the paper over the summer about some ladies that did something similar in my area. They had the biggest hats you've ever seen.

    I have a great recipe for cranberry shortbread cookies if you'd like it. They taste great, make a lot and have the look of being expensive (of course the white chocolate doesn't hurt either).

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I've heard of them being "High Tea" with ladies wearing hats and little girls wearing their best dresses (if they even have them nowadays!) and everyone on their best behavior. Pictures being taken and sold of the attendees, gift certificates to the library's used book store, cookies, gingerbread and other goodies sold.

    Every member can bring their own tea pots and cups, if any. Our women's club has this every few years, and it is a hit, but a lot of work. Fancy table cloths, linen napkins, High Tea with no airfare to England!! Lovely (SOFT) music in the background.

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    OHHHHH!!!! this is going to be really fun!!!!I like Ramona's idea of a high tea. you could for door prizes do tea rugs. (really cute mug rugs for tea cups in a set of 4 maybe) and maybe a really big prize of a lap quilt pink ribbon bargello. the pin cusion tea cups is also great. you could hit the antique shops and flee markets for the tea cups. the hat idea is also really great idea. and for young girls you can have them "make" their own hats. it would be a great thing for a mom/grandma auntie to do with the girls they bring. And really get the girls into the hats.

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    WOW! Wonderful ideas already! My son is a professor in London and I have been to high teas, cream teas, afternoon teas etc. High means a meal like our supper, cream is just desert, our library in between with finger foods. My friend lived in England for 15 years and is a wealth of information. This is open only to adults, we have 20 tables each decorated with tablecloths, dishes, centerpiece by individuals, take photos, all food donated, ticket sales benefit the library, we dress up with some hats (especially the Red Hat group!) and have a great time. Our entertainment last year was a visitor from England and I told stories of my trips and our English, Irish and Scottish foreign exchange students. Wish I could invite you all. Keep those ideas coming. I will shop the after Christmas sales for heart ornaments too.

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