GRAFTON—If you’re a lady and looking for a fun afternoon gathering, look no further than Espresso Yourself Coffee House.
Owner Donna Hart shared that the establishment will be hosting a Ladies Afternoon of Tea on Sunday, March 15, from 2:00-5:00 p.m., as a way for females to come together and enjoy each other’s company.
“It was an idea between some friends to get together and do something fun,” Hart said. “But, the money that we make will go into the repairs of our building so that we can further serve the residents and guests of Grafton.”
The afternoon will take place in a beautifully decorated room, complete with unique teapots and teacups. In fact, Hart has been rounding up vessels for the special day.
“I have been buying and borrowing teapots from friends and family,” she commented. “We are working hard to ensure it is a fun day for everyone.”
The English Tea Party will be complete with delicious delicacies including a light soup, finger sandwiches, scones and desserts, such as macaroons and mini cheesecakes.
“I’ve got a variety of teas that I will have on display that the ladies may choose from to enjoy,” Hart added.
She shared that the party will be hosting 30 ladies for a fun and carefree afternoon, and spots for the event are filling up fast. Hart revealed that seating is limited, but that she still has roughly 10 spots open.
“The deadline to sign up is tomorrow, Thursday, March 12,” she disclosed. “Those who would like to take part can stop in at the coffee shop to get registered or can let us know through our event on Facebook.”
Hart said that it is her goal that everyone has a great time and is able to enjoy an afternoon of tasty treats, flavorful teas and friendly conversations.
In true English Tea Party fashion, ladies are welcome to don their Sunday best including a fancy bonnet.
“We would love to see the women all decked out, but they should wear whatever they feel comfortable in,” Hart expressed. “A lot of work has gone into the preparations for this event, and I really hope that everyone truly enjoys their special afternoon of tea.”
The cost to participate is $20 per person, but that covers your tea and all the goodies served along with it.
Those wishing to take part in the tea may claim their seat by visiting Facebook and searching Ladies Afternoon of Tea. Likewise, prospective guests may stop in at Espresso Yourself Coffee House, located at 34 West Main Street, Grafton, to sign up.