Fresh flowers. Fine China. Creative Flair.
All were in evidence when I behind the beautiful settings prepared by the hostesses of the tables at my church’s Women’s Ministry Tea this past week. The talented ladies of Discovery Hills outdid themselves. Here’s proof.
The Tea proved immensely enjoyable. A barbershop chorus, an array of tasty treats, and a funny fashion show I was asked to MC made for a delightful event–and a romantic one.
As I drove home, my mind whirred. I’d had a good time and wondered if I could create such an experience for Gwynly, albeit on a smaller scale–and on a budget. Since he’s a frugal fellow, I knew he’d appreciate my efforts more if I used what I had on hand.
Oftentimes I spring surprises on my guy, but this time I chose to include him in the preparation, which served to heighten his anticipation. We did the shopping together, set the table together, and prepared our repast together. And then we feasted on our meal and reveled in a delightful sense of togetherness.
Our Tea brought back memories of breakfasts during the years we lived in Germany, as I felt certain it would. Gwynly and I munched and talked and had a lovely time together. In fact, he rated the experience a 10!
What made this work so well? I know not every guy would enjoy attending a Tea for Two, but I have a history with Gwynly. I honored his desire not to break the bank and tapped into treasured memories from our early days as a couple. And it worked.
We recaptured the romantic atmosphere of mornings lingering at the breakfast buffet in German Gasthauses or at the dining table in our tiny apartment in Flexdorf where we spent four wonderful years. And we made yet another memory, which suited me to a tea.
Afterward Gwynly grinned at me and said, “This will make a nice blog post, won’t it?” How well my fellow knows me. I think he likes the fact that while I fill my stories with romance, I make sure to infuse our marriage with it, too. I wasn’t always good about doing so when I was younger, but I’m learning. 🙂
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How could you serve up romance in a way that would honor your special someone?
Would your special someone go for a Tea for Two? If not, what about donuts and coffee on the deck, hot chocolate and s’mores around a campfire, or . . .?
If you have young children and find arranging time for some togetherness tough, do you have a friend who would swap childcare, so you could both romance your sweethearts?
Do you find a Tea with lovely tables and yummy treats as enjoyable as I do?