A Membership Tea

This afternoon tea was held at Lady J’s house.  The purpose of this tea was to recruit and welcome new members to a local women’s philanthropy group.  Our very own members put together all the table settings and made the food.  There were 50 women in attendance and the event took 3 months to plan.

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Miniature garden

Miniature garden

Feast your eyes on some beautiful table settings!

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Fresh fruit and arugula salad with cashews

Fresh fruit and arugula salad with cashews

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Pinwheel sandwiches with cream cheese and olives, Calla lily sandwiches, and curried chicken salad on rye

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Stuffed mushrooms, Cucumber with salmon mousse, and Rosemary, Parmesan, and walnut savory shortbread

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Pecan bites with goat cheese and honey, mini Black Russian cakes, and lavender tea cookies

Ginger scones

Ginger scones

condimentsBy all accounts, it was the most successful membership drive in the history of our organization as we recruited 10 new members!  Congratulations, Ladies!

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