At Home Dates

At Home Dates

TEA FOR TWO

submitted by: Deb

tea for two cupsMy husband loves tea so I planned a “Tea for Two” party for him. I started by sending him an e-mail (with a slightly British slant) that the Queen was requesting his presence at a tea party. He loved the idea so I e-mailed him a “formal” invitation. All week our e-mails centered around the upcoming party. By Friday I knew he was really getting into the idea.
Since my sweetheart works on Saturday morning, I had plenty of time to set the stage. I moved a small table into the bedroom and set it for two, using coordinating tablecloth, napkins, napkin holders, etc. I used my “romance” dishes (Phaltzgraff—Tea Rose pattern).  I had soft music playing in the background, shades drawn & lots of candles burning.  The refreshments included lots of fresh fruit, a quick bread, his favorite cookies, cheese & crackers and tea.
At the last minute (as part of my plan) the Queen had to cancel and hired the “maid” to do the entertaining.  My husband wasn’t aware of this change. Of course the “maid” wasn’t nearly as refined (nor dressed) as the Queen would have been so my husband didn’t have any problem with the last minute change. You can just imagine how the tea party ended, since we were already in the bedroom. Later……we drank more tea and ate more of the snacks.
My husband will often remind me of our *at home date* and wants to know when we can have another tea party.

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