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Prairie Pines to Host Mother, Daughter Tea

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April 26, 2023

Have you ever wanted to go to a real-life tea party? Maybe an afternoon of visiting and socializing like the elite in London? Have you ever wondered what it might be like to cross the pond and indulge in this afternoon delight? Well, you don’t have to wonder any more.

In English society tea is taken every afternoon by men and women alike at what would be 4 pm our time. This tradition dates back to 1840 in England and the 7th Duchess of Bedford, Anna. Her evening meal was often served “late” at around 8 pm leaving a long period of time between the noon meal and supper. She would have tea and snacks brought to her bedroom and when it became a habit, she started inviting friends and it quickly became a custom.

The society women made this a fashionable event, and it became known as Afternoon Tea. They would often dress in long beautiful gowns, gloves, and hats. One woman would be the host and her house help would make cakes and pastries, clotted creams, jams, and dainty sandwiches. The events would last around an hour, and it would be held at a different estate the next day.

Today, teatime is not nearly as momentous, but most in England still have afternoon tea. Often with a simple biscuit or pastry.

On May 14th, 2023, Prairie Pines and the Auxiliary will host a community English Mother-Daughter Tea, for the celebration of Mother’s Day. The Tea will be a formal affair with hats and gloves included. All the mothers at the facility will be out promptly at two p.m. to greet the public.

Everyone is welcome to attend the English Tea for $5. Please call the facility to put your name on the list and how many will be in your party. Please wear a nice outfit, and a tea hat.

Tea, scones, coronation chicken salad, clotted cream, jams, cookies, and more will be served for the event. You won’t want to miss this MOM-u-mentous occasion. So, plan ahead.

And while you’re there, bring Mom out to our flower garden event and enjoy Mother’s Day!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the facility and ask for Violet at 719-438-2141 or on her cell at 719-688-2781.

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