It all began with a lesson on proper tea etiquette followed by a variety of tea, scones, and cookies served by my magnificent servers, from left to right, Sean McFadden (my dad), Emma Rose (me), Lynn Perugini and Scott Hughes (Program Managers of Bayada Home Heath Care), and Toysha Ross (Administrative Coordinator for Bayada Home Health Care).
As I greeted the residents in my Victorian Ball Gown as they strolled into the lovely country tea room at the Residence at Glen Riddle, it was all smiles and grins. Many thought I was there to get married, others thought I was a princess. Fine china, linen tablecloths and pretty napkins decorated with hearts and roses set the mood for the Valentines Tea.
After tea was served, I spoke about the history of Afternoon tea and the history of Valentines Day. The residents and staff participated and learned about Queen Victoria and her role in making afternoon tea what it is today.
After the history lesson, we passed around photos from my childhood teas and took some pictures with the residents. Overall, the day was a huge success and residents still can't stop talking about it!