ladies networking high tea & bubbles

“Keep Calm and Drink Tea”

Networking in Style | My friend Jenny and I co-hosted 40 ladies to a Saturday afternoon high tea at our house.  Sharing this up was such an excellent idea because not only do we get to share the food preparation, we also get to put two different groups of women together for a couple of hours of pleasurable networking.

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Saturday afternoon seems to work best for this type of invitation.   Sundays are generally reserved for families. So we try and leave that day for family events.

Tip:  Try hosting an afternoon tea with a friend!  It makes for such shared fun!

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wigs and afternoon tea

“Family | A Little Bit Crazy, Big Bit Loud & a Whole Lot of Love”

On this occasion, our afternoon tea was less about the food and decoration and more about getting together and simply having fun!  I was in the middle of chemotherapy so it was easy for me to pull the “I don’t want to go to a lot of effort” card.  How quickly the table turns when you are having fun because no sooner were we into afternoon tea when I revealed my bald head to my sister’s grandson.  I expected a reaction of shock and horror, however, instead he asked his mother if he could shave his head just like mine.  That provided a good laugh for all.

Pulling off a Bald Head | It wasn’t much longer when my wig and “other” wigs all fell onto the table. Everyone started trying them on and I was relieved that they looked equally as bad on them as they did on me.  I always wanted to wear a wig and I remind myself to be careful what I wish for.


As for my Mother, message to self Mother “you must never wear a wig“.  As always we made a lot of noise and had a lot of fun.

Tip:  If you don’t have a cupboard full of wigs hiding out, find something else which will entertain and create some added fun!




let’s party | niece’s girlie 30th

“Lord, Bless the food before us, the family beside us & the love between us. Amen”.

Bring a Raincoat | It all started with an invitation to my nieces, sister and mother and a few girlie friends.  Remember, I have the only “poor” boy! The “e” invitation asked them to arrive a-la-natural and bring a raincoat (which served no purpose at all other than to put my nosey nieces off track (and it worked…well, almost had it not been for suspicious Danielle).

The afternoon was far more than just champagne and afternoon tea (how ordinary that would have been).  The afternoon was filled with so much fun and laughter and included:

Champagne on arrival

A dedicated laughter session with a professional laughter guru

Makeup lesson (all makeup provided and laid out on the dining table naturally)

Dress up session (I provided a rack of clothes suitable for a glam photographic session and jewellery to adorn their gorgeous necks)

Each had a personal photographic session in our “small” garden with a professional photographer

Naturally, the afternoon finished with an afternoon tea, coffee and loads of laughter.