Aslan is on the move, Spring has put itself back in the Arbor; and this, if nothing else, is surely something to celebrate. You could play a rousing game of Plaza Ball or buy the biggest brownie frappe imaginable and sit on a blanket outside. Or you could do something a little more fancy, put the "entertain" back in "entertaining," perhaps. Why not host a lovely coffee or tea party?
A tea party is classic with simple ingredients; I threw one in my dorm a few years ago. Create some space in your room or use a commonroom and then beg/borrow/make a tablecloth. This is the kind of event where you can go Pinterest-crazy in the prep ideas. If you want to cash in a little bit, you could buy pretty, mismatched china from thrift stores or even table cloths, or blankets if you want the tea-party to be picnic-esq. Then grab a few of those electric kettles the Anglophiles on your floor have stocked up and tell everyone to brin their favorite tea! You can bake or buy some scones, muffins, bread...whatever suits your fancy and then add a little music and binge-drink tea while perhaps talking about the royal family or the latest episdoe of Dr. Who. This is the link I used for my tea party invitation pattern.
But what about a coffee party?
Well here you have a few options, one of my favorite would be having a historical turkish coffeehouse-style party. Traditionally patrons would drink their coffee on low benches, but throwing a bunch of cushions and blankets on the ground, putting on some sitar music, and swapping travel stories would be a great way to celebrate. If you don't mind spending a bit of money, consider investing in a traditional copper turkish coffee pot.
However you celebrate, just be happy it's spring. And if hot drinks are too much in the balmy weather, just throw your tea or coffee on ice, sip, and enjoy!
(image from 9stucks.com)
Origins: Great Lakes Tea and Spice Co.
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