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Annual Queen's Birthday Tea

ESU Members and Friends of ESU attended our annual Queen's Birthday Tea on Saturday, July 26, 2014.  It is one of our biggest social gatherings of the year.  With 45 ESU members and guest, the Tea was a sell out again this year.  This year we celebrated HRH Queen Elizabeth II's 88th birthday as well as William Shakespeare's 450th birthday!

This year's "Tea for Two" Celebration was held at Anna Marie's Teas in Liberty, Mo.  The afternoon tea included a variety of tea sandwiches, sweets, Brenda's signature scones, Mock Devonshire cream, fine fruit butter or fruit jams and premium tea.  In addition we had a special birthday cake to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday.

Brenda Hedrick, the owner and proprietress of Anna's Teas proudly proclaims, "This is not just any tea party--our tea experiences are delightfully extravagant!"  This is a special occasion not to be missed!

The English afternoon tea was held in the Bohnet House in Liberty, Mo., which is a stately 3-story, 5,000 square foot home built in 1913. The house boasts Frank Lloyd Wright details--oak trim, 3 fireplaces and large open spaces. Its large wraparound porch and period American, French and English antique furnishings create the perfect setting for tea parties--served on a special collection of china, silver and glass dishes.

Our afternoon tea included a champagne toast to HRH Queen Elizabeth II and we had our popular Trivia Quiz with a selection of fun prizes.  The cost per person was $25 which was all inclusive. 

Click here to go to our Photo Album for photos from this year's Queen's Tea.


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