Yesterday was so much fun!
It started the night before with me primping myself which I rarely do. Shaving and mani-pedis. Finished product looked like this Saturday morning…
Our homeschool group’s Mom’s Morning Out hosted this beautiful Tea Party and May Baskets event. For only $3 we enjoyed creating our own may basket, had breakfast, tea and a light, traditional tea lunch, got much information about hosting tea parties and making tea. We mingles amongst the group of delightful ladies and ended the day with a drawing for many door prizes. It was simply fabulous to say the least. (Thanks Kay, Lynn, Karri and Carrie and others!)
The May Baskets were made with glass jars, filled with bird seed, sea salt, sand or beads. The we added silk flowers, a beaded wire handle, and anything else our creative minds chose. It was a true ladies craft – as it was intended to be. “Right up my alley.”
When we arrived to the tea room (setup in a classroom), the tables were set so elegantly.
We enjoyed Darjeeling and Apricot teas, scones with raspberry jam, whip cream and lemon custard, quiche, fruit cups, cheese cake, toffee cake and crème puffs!
My friends Laura and Linda with their lovely May Baskets. (and hats)
A lesson from Kay and Zita about tea party hosting.
Later when I got home, the kids and I went to work on our own MAY BASKETS. My own last-minute design, I am proud to say!
First take a paper plate (has one glossy side) and cut in half. Tape into a cone, glossy side in like a water barrier.
Next add easter basket grass into a clear cup, not too full. Add the cone inside. On the front of the cup add Mary stickers for Mary – Our Lady of May. And/or tuck candy treats, marian prayer cards, seed packets, etc into the cup. With permanent marker, write the words “Happy May Day!”
Finally, have some annual flowers with wet paper towels wrapped around the dirt roots. Set into the cone and top off with some easter grass.
When you’re ready, take the May Baskets to your unsuspecting friends, neighbors and family’s doorsteps – ring the bell or knock – and run! This was our lesson in giving vs. recieving. To do something unselfishly without desiring any thanks in return.
Unfortunately it was really windy and we had to wait for some people to come take the baskets so they wouldn’t blow over. But we were all greeted with big smiles and thanks for our small but special gifts. Especially Stanley’s friend who was feeling a little under the weather.
Grandma Carole got a 3-pack as she happily greeted the kids on this blustery day! The kids just had a great time handing out their homemade projects. I think better than halloween’s gimme-gimme night event.
It is clear that spring is here!