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post #1 of 22
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It's time once again for the annual Christmas Tea in the Parlors at my old high school. Basically, the event is for alums of "the academy" and held in what used to be the parlors of two former Victorian mansions that were purchased by the nuns who started the school. It usually lasts about two hours and involves standing around chatting, while sipping tea and eating fancy cookies and finger sandwiches. It's a ladies' only event. I went for several years in a row, while I was serving on the board that plans the gathering, but never really enjoyed it - a little too stuffy and pretentious for me, plus I'm not big on small talk. A few people have asked me if I'm coming this year and when I've said no they just can't believe it. One woman said it's one of the highlights of the holiday season for her. Just wondering if others enjoy this kind of thing?
post #2 of 22
I can't say I blame you...the cookies and tea sound good but I would enjoy it much more surrounded by close friends and family. For some though I am sure that if they don't have family that it is a great time.
post #3 of 22
It's not something that i've ever been to, but coming from the country where we do high teas id go for a mingle and a chat no problem, but then i'd talk for England so they probably wouldn't get a word in edge ways!
post #4 of 22
It was my company's xmas party on Saturday night - and for the 2nd year in a row I didn't go.
It's not that I am ungrateful of the effort that goes in to organise it - but I find them SOOO tedious!
post #5 of 22
I'm with you, Eileen. I find those things DEADLY. Sounds to me as if you have paid your dues to the event -- and then some.
post #6 of 22
Just the thought of it makes me want to hack up a hairball! I did my share of snooty parties in my teens, and am now more of a bonfire, beer, and pig-pickin kind of gal, preferably after a long motorcycle ride. We can do that here most of the year.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
I can't say I blame you...the cookies and tea sound good but I would enjoy it much more surrounded by close friends and family. For some though I am sure that if they don't have family that it is a great time.
this sounds great Tracy! ...
post #8 of 22
No, I wouldn't want to go either. I woudl much rather sit around in a non-pretentious setting with my friends.
post #9 of 22
The cookies sound good, it's the stuffy and pretentious part that I wouldn't enjoy.
post #10 of 22
Yes!! rock up with a disco ball and some hippy music
I like tea and cookies anyway..


maybe you would see it a little differnet this year as youre not organising anything?
post #11 of 22
I would go. I never miss ANY event that I'm invited to!
post #12 of 22
I would like someone to help me get ready for Christmas We could chat while were doing it, I can fix tea and cookies even homemade if that would help, I NEED HELP!!! I can't get started, My Grandaughter moved to Las Vegas, My gift wrapper has fled I don't have time to party
At least I can about it


Oh I saw what you said to Sam "YOUR INVITED"
post #13 of 22
that isnt something i would go to.
post #14 of 22
Well... even the most tedious party is a chance to do some people-watching. And if there are cookies and tea involved, so much the better. :-)

But maybe you could liven it up a bit! Secretly hire a male dancer to arrive in a Santa Claus suit and, just when the stuffiest lady of all is about to sit on his lap and tell her what she wants for Christmas...

Well. Have him leave the red velvet pants on, please. We don't want any heart attacks. :-)
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia
Well... even the most tedious party is a chance to do some people-watching. And if there are cookies and tea involved, so much the better. :-)

But maybe you could liven it up a bit! Secretly hire a male dancer to arrive in a Santa Claus suit and, just when the stuffiest lady of all is about to sit on his lap and tell her what she wants for Christmas...

Well. Have him leave the red velvet pants on, please. We don't want any heart attacks. :-)
Way to liven up the event!
You know, I'd probably go just 'cos I always feel guilty when I don't. Hey, least there's cookies involoved!
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
It's not something that i've ever been to, but coming from the country where we do high teas id go for a mingle and a chat no problem, but then i'd talk for England so they probably wouldn't get a word in edge ways!
LOL! I was just going to ask if this event would be called a high tea. I know I'm not the kind of person targeted for this question, but I don't think I'd turn down another fun filled evening to go to a Christmas tea thing.
post #17 of 22
Goodness no! I can't bear the small talk thing. I guess I must be a snob cos I'd rather stay home and clean my kitchen cupboard out....lol lol lol
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by halfpint
I would like someone to help me get ready for Christmas We could chat while were doing it, I can fix tea and cookies even homemade if that would help, I NEED HELP!!! I can't get started, My Grandaughter moved to Las Vegas, My gift wrapper has fled I don't have time to party
At least I can about it


Oh I saw what you said to Sam "YOUR INVITED"
Hey Halfpint....I can help with decorating and i LOVE to wrap beautiful gifts. I`m just not sure if your end of the rainbow is anywhere near Sturgis, MI where I live.
Linda
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
I appreciate the suggestions on how to liven things up (music and a male stripper) and will be sure to pass these on to the planning committee!

I do like the cookies and tea part of it, but prefer more casual Xmas parties with friends and family.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by halfpint
I would like someone to help me get ready for Christmas We could chat while were doing it, I can fix tea and cookies even homemade if that would help, I NEED HELP!!! I can't get started, My Grandaughter moved to Las Vegas, My gift wrapper has fled I don't have time to party
At least I can about it


Oh I saw what you said to Sam "YOUR INVITED"

Make it margaritas and nachos and I'm there!
post #21 of 22
I would love this sort of party. I love tea sandwiches, and cookie assortments. And I love the small talk, it's so much fun catching up on what people are doing. And I love getting dressed up and pretending to be a grown up.
post #22 of 22
I think if it meant I'd get to catch up with a few people I havn't seen in a while I'd go. I guess you could always slip out early on account of a previous engagement.
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