Phew! That was one crazy December! Does anyone else feel like it was Halloween then a tornado of sparkles and Christmas music picked them up spun them around and now they've been spit out right before the New Year full of love, happiness, all the food, and...well, a bit exhausted? Maybe that's just me. Anyways! Now that I have a moment to catch my breath, I realize that I didn't share any of the details of the festive event that we hosted here at the farm!
Cedarmont Farm is a wedding venue but we also love getting to involve the community and share the beauty and history of our farm by hosting other events as well. This year, we decided to host a Mother Daughter Holiday Tea in our historic Antebellum home. I remember going to high tea a few times with my mom when I was little and I loved it. We dressed up, drank out of fine china and ate cute little cookies and sandwiches. It all felt so decadent and I felt so grown up getting to do something like that with my mom. It was truly an awesome experience that we got to share. So that's where the whole idea came from. To be honest, I wasn't sure how much interest we'd have but before I knew it the event had gone viral on Facebook and we were adding a second day of tea partying.
160 scones, 10 yards of garland, and 90 paper doilies later and the weekend of the event was finally here! I wanted the tea to be child-friendly but still elevated so that kids would have that same feeling of grandeur that I had as a child so we used real china from The Wedding Plate and decorated the house in old fashioned Christmas trinkets and beautiful garland. A piano player provided beautiful holiday music and servers wore Victorian blouses and long velvet skirts. We served kid-friendly options (PB&J, lemonade, and sugar cookies) but we also served high tea staples such as scones, earl grey tea and cucumber sandwiches. The highlight of the day was when Mrs. Claus herself showed up to visit with the girls and take some letters back to Santa. She told the girls about her degree in engineering (who do you think helps santa design those toys?), being the captain of the North Pole hockey team, her love of baking cookies, and the importance of kindness.
We had such great feedback we've decided to do another tea for Valentine's Day! This tea will also be child-friendly but will be for fathers and sons as well as mothers and daughters so the whole family can come if they'd like! We will have more music and Valentines crafts and I'm so excited to start planning the decor! Tickets will be available in the beginning of January so if you're interested, please follow us on Facebook so you can stay up to date on all of our events.