made it through and most were able to attend. 2 we not able to get out of their driveways because of the snow, but those who were hear had a very nice time. the 'queen bee' of our little hive (the tea expert) said 'wow, you went to a lot of work' - i said 'thank you for noticing'.
it's good to be on the other side of this, but i am exhausted. my theme for my tea today was 'my big fat greek tea'. i featured mediterranean pie from stephanie, spanakopita, greek cucumber salad, homemade humas and pita chips. for dessert i made individual 'bundt' (remember that part of the movie - boont? boooont? why is there a hole in the middle?) and i served them with their own little flowerpots in the center. (if you haven't seen the movie this will be lost to you - the greek family is given a bundt cake by the irish parents and they have no idea what it is, when you see the cake the next time there is a geranium pot in the center of the cake).
i talked about our royal heritage as princesses today. we made tiaras out of chennile pipe cleaners and shared about times in our lives when we felt like princesses. i love the part of the orthodox wedding where the bride and groom put on the crowns and become king and queen of their house. it's such a symbolic partnering. i thought this would be a good way to get my friends talking about their childhoods.
anyway - thank you all for your encougement and prayers - it helped. i was reduced to a puddle of tears when the tablecloth i borrowed from my girlfriend was for a square table instead of my 8' long table... it all worked out, and i'm on the other side. i'll have to forget a lot to volunteer to do another one of these in the future though! :)