Last year's Mother's Day Tea had quite an ambitious program. Probably too ambitious! This year I think we will allow more time for conversation at the tables. We opened with a prayer and welcome. I read a few poems about mothers. We had one lady do the devotional. She did such a lovely job and many were touched by her family's story of the loss of a child. The big show, however, was our Bridal Fashion Show! We had about 10 wedding gowns from various decades in the show. These were dresses worn by our church members or their family members. We had one from the World War II era - a beautiful purple velvet suit with a sporty purple hat and netting veil. We displayed two which were too fragile to put on a model. These helped provide the decoration for the stage area, along with two ferns from my porch. We had dresses from the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's. I even was able to model my daughter's wedding gown and my other daughter's veil! It was such fun.
The Tea lasted about 2.5 hours. We sold 96 tickets for $5.00 each. This helped cover the cost of the food and other incidentals. The proceeds were used in our Agape Fund, which is used to help out people who come to the church needing help with food, gas, electric, etc.
I will post more as we plan our second annual Mother's Day Tea over the next months or so. On the docket right now is to have a Story Teller as a guest speaker. She tells the story of her mother's gloves. I have heard it before and it is such a touching tale. We will have another fashion show. This year's may be of old prom dresses - we will see!