“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
-1 Peter 4:10
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved tea time. My beautiful baby dolls made of porcelain would sit with the best posture and the finest of manners for the imaginary tea I placed before them.
Being an adult and having my own home is a dream come true, because instead of dolls, I have friends. Instead of empty tiny cups, I have real china filled with delicious tea. I am so blessed that God has trusted me with the responsibility of having a home and wonderful women in my life. Because of this, I so enjoy blessing them, serving them, cooking and hosting girly tea times.
Last month, I hosted my very first monthly group “the wives club” to bless and encourage my engaged and married girlfriends.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
There is something so special about making time for what is lovely. Prioritizing a dainty morning to enjoy and embrace being a lady. A cup of tea, tasty treats, enticing sandwiches, and blessed conversation with sweet women.
This valentines weekend, make time for your girlfriends! Be a blessing to the ladies you know who could use a relaxing tea time. It’s simple. My apartment isn’t huge, and it isn’t even fully decorated yet. But God asks us to do our best and bless others with what we have. It even began a topic of conversation as we talked about allowing ourselves grace, being normal, and releasing perfectionism.
Start with lighting a candle in your favorite seating area….
Grab a heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out your valentine bread…
It isn’t valentines day without sweets! Bring out your favorite sweet treats (I served strawberry swirl sticks and raspberry chocolate mousse). I also have a lovely red heart china set I found years ago at a thrift store (that’s right-hosting doesn’t have to be expensive!)…
Use your bread cut outs for tea sandwiches. I served: cucumber cream cheese, spicy egg salad with sundried tomato, and wine country chicken salad. I cut some fresh rosemary from my herb garden as a garnish…
Tea is a must for a tea party! I collect tea pots and love bringing them out. I always like to have a caffeine free option. I served a chai tea, earl grey, and an herbal peach…
Most importantly, remember that tomorrow is a holiday about love. As young women, we can inspire and encourage each other with so much love and graciousness. Take the time to host a tea and love the ladies in your life! Enjoy! 🙂