Fran opted to keep things simple for the tea party. No games where anyone is forced to smear chocolate in a diaper or pin baby doll clothes on a clothes line. Just simple, thoughtful community to share in celebration of Baby T.
Here’s what we did:
Make your own bath tea:
Fran had the lovely idea of having a semi-activity in which everyone ended up going home with something useful, but frilling. I ordered muslin bags, and we stamped them with the same stamp used on the invitations.
We had bowls full of different herbs: mint, eucalyptus, roses, lavender, rosemary, as well as epsom salt.
Our guests had the opportunity (as they were chatting) to fill as many muslin bags as they liked with mixes of different herbs of their choosing. They can let the bags steep in their bath tub for a lovely-smelling, therapeutic, all natural tub-time!
We are planning to make some soaps with the leftover herbs. I’m sure we will have a post on that eventually!
Next was a section where people could write prayers and notes of encouragement for Fran as she experiences a new season in life as a mom of two.
Friends came over to this part of the room to quietly fill out notes, roll them into scrolls, and drop them in the box. Now Fran will have a box full of encouragement for those extra hard or stressful days.
I’ve had multiple friends do this at their showers, and it seems to be a very encouraging activity. We are all about finding extra frills within useful and practical situations, so it was lovely to have this incorporated into the tea.