May 28 2012

Victoria Mansion Doll Tea…an Event not to be Missed!


Last weekend, we had the privilege of providing tea and helping to serve 96 guests at the Irish Heritage Center of Maine where volunteers from the Victoria Mansion in Portland put on their annual Doll Tea. Children and their adults arrived in beautiful splendor with a favorite doll or teddy bear in tow. I saw many American Dolls, baby dolls, and other loved and favorite companions. The event hall had been transformed by the volunteers with festoons of tull draped from pillar to pillar, beautifully decorated Victorian hats on each table, vintage china and tea cups at each place, table linens and chair festoons, and a corsage for each guest on their plate. Everyone received a bag full of wonderful goodies to take home, and door prizes were out of this world.

Six Tea Princesses were crowned, and the highlight of the event was a demonstration by dancers from the Portland School of Ballet, followed by all the guests having the opportunity to try some of the basic steps taught to them by the dancers.

The event was sold out, and with good reason! I predict that next year the Tea will be sold out well in advance; perhaps a second seating will have to be added. I do know that it is an event we always look forward to being asked to help with.