Today I hosted my first ARTernoon tea. OK, so I have to be honest here, it was originally billed as a Crafternoon Tea, but the idea is the same. The concept combines three of my favorite things. Food, friends and creating things.
As host I chose the activity, which was to make little gnomey creatures which I love to look at and the kids love to play with. They can be made within a couple of hours and each is a unique reflection of its creator.
So how did it go?
There were a few unfinished touches but everyone went away with a gorgeous and unique creature, who hadn’t existed when they arrived. Love it!
Afterwards I was left wondering what took me so long. All I needed was 10 minutes to send out an invitation, 20 mins to make never fail scones, and then the afternoon set aside to spend doing what I enjoy with fabulous people. ( I have to say at this point that I have a large supply of ideas and stash of supplies so that didn’t need to factor in. ) So why did it take so long?
Anyway if this idea presses your buttons, just do it. You may want to host a painting get together, a video making afternoon, or a poetry writing/reading gathering. You may want to create your own gnome fellows.
Pick a date,
grab your phone,
send a text or email invitation to your group of friends
and work out the details later
scone recipe to follow