Monday, May 4, 2009

Ladies Ministry Spring Tea and Luncheon

This is what I spent my Saturday doing.... Having tea with the ladies.... over 420 ladies that is...

The Spring Tea and Luncheon at North Phoenix Baptist Church has become such a huge event that even with over 420 ladies attending... We still had ladies on wait list. It is so much fun to be a host at this event.
As a Host you are responsible for decorating your table, and bringing whatever accessories you need. The church supplies the buffet (we have a full kitchen staff with chef) and the basics like lemon, sugar, salt and pepper, flatware, hot water, ice water, ice tea, and even cups and saucers if you need them. I know in blog land we can't imagine that, but not everyone has 10 cups and saucers, and the event is for everyone!
Friday night is set-up and then Saturday is Tea Time! There is usually an inspirational speaker. This year it was Pam Kanaly. She was awesome. She spoke about being a woman of influence and what your legacy will be. Your influence is your legacy and it is the only thing that we leave behind when we are gone. What is your influence?
Just look at all these tables. These ladies go all out. Every guest at this table got to take home a single tulip!
Hey! What's in the pink bags?
Don't you love these retro cups and saucers?

This gal drew inspiration from her Mother. Using pictures to tell how she had influenced her growing up.

Just had to have a close up of those roses!

This sweet lady made 5 of these gorgeous rose topiary trees.

Look closely at this table.... Yup! That's a fish tank with lilly pads all the way around it. But here's the kicker... the lilly pads were candles that the table guests got to take home!

How sweet is this precious tea set?

That isn't even half of the tables. I have saved several (including mine) to share with you on Tea Time Tuesdays. This is a new party that Barb at Grits and Glamour is starting on May 12th. For more information just click the logo and it will link right back to her beautiful blog. Make sure you check it out.


BECKY said...

Oh Liz, I know first hand how much fun these teas are!! Our church does one each year, too. I was a hostess for several years, but didn't attend this year.

Those tables are awesome!! It's always so much fun to visit them all and see the neat tablescapes.

Can't wait to see yours!! Wish I had some pics of the ones I did...but I don't. WAHHHH!!

Hope you have a lovely week!!

Janna said...

Did you not do any tables this year?? Or are you saving them? :) Looks like it was lots of fun, I'm sorry I missed it!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Oh I can't wait to see your table. Thanks so much for the shout out about my newest event. Aren't you just too excited? I know I am!!!

Have a Blessed Day, Barb

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! Would love to have been there - Thanks for sharing.

Eclectic Chic Style said...

The tables are all so beautiful, what an exciting day of tea and fellowship. I bet you enjoyed this immensely. I'm loving all those lovely tables!!!!
♥ Teresa

Chanda said...

Hi Liz, congrats on the wreath, you will not be disappointed, I still love mine and so does everyone else. You are lucky, you shouldn't have to wait very long for yours, I checked and no back orders as of last week. The day I ordered mine, I was told it was back ordered and then about 3 months later I got a date of Feb 09, no kidding, and it even took longer than that. You will also be impressed with how much care they take in insure it arrives safly and undamaged. QVC is the best and I always watch for Vallerie Par Hill do debut her new items each season. I always set the DVR for her.
Can't wait to see how you use it,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Liz...our church use to do a Ladies Christmas dinner where we each got to host a table...I tell you I seen some of the most beautiful tables that these women put together..Loved your post today my friend...thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...

That looks like so much fun! I would love it if my church did something like that. The different tables are so fun to look at!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Hi Liz...I didn't know you went to NPBC. Next year please let me know when the tickets go on sale. I would love to go.
Our church doesn't do a mother's day tea or lunch anymore and I miss it! Your event looks like it was a lot of fun!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Liz! Just stopping in to say Hi.

I'm looking forward to Teatime Tuesdays too...can't wait to see your table.

Decor To Adore said...

Now this looks like my kind of party! I love your new header.

Nancy said...

How lovely! It must be so fun to attend.

Nanette said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. The tables look wonderful!

Lisa said...

What fun! You have got some crafty decorating ladies in your church. That is so awesome and what a wonderful turnout! Can't wait to see your table (0:

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

So much inspiration on those tables! Thank you. laurie

Chanda said...

Liz, I forgot to tell you what a wonderful delight it was to go to your tea party. How fun to have each table all decorated up.

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Lois Christensen said...

Love the different tables! And so many people, how much fun is that?? We're having our annual Mother/Daughter Tea this Friday night and it's not nearly as big as your church, but still a nice event. I'm actually doing the cooking! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures and giving me some ideas!!!

Blondie's Journal said...


This looks like so much fun! I was doing close~ups of all the tables! All of them are fabulous and I can't wait to see yours. I bet you make a lot of new friends at these functions. So cool!

See you next week! :-D


Joyce said...

Looks like so much fun just to walk around and view all those lovely tables. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is just lovely.