Vernalisa & Trudy's Mother's Day Tea & White Elephant Gift Exchange!

  • April 21, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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TEA HOST IS VERNALISA! We will gather on the S/E side of town instead of Trudy's place. Please find the perfect hat to celebrate this special occasion if you have a Victorian Dress by all means wear it . Ladies please come to enjoy this spring time tea help me make it successful, I need all of you .

Fun fun White Elephant exchange

Everyone please bring a wrapped, used, pretty and inexpensive gift item from your home, or from a thrift store which looks more expensive than it really is, for our fun 'White Elephant Gift Exchange.' This will be fun! 

 And live entertainmen by Bill Rozak he plays so beautifully  come just to hear him . 

Make some lovely tea sandwiches to share make them pretty and delicious. We will need special dainty Tea desserts, cupcakes, croissants, scones, homemade cookies, or bakery bought, fresh fruit platter.

Traditional English Tea Sandwiches

Tea sandwiches allow for a lot of creativity, but if you want traditional English tea sandwiches, these recipes will set you on the right path. From classic English cucumber tea sandwiches to traditional smoked salmon finger sandwiches and savory-sweet ham finger sandwiches, these are must-try English tea sandwich recipes for afternoon tea.

A few ideas

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

For a truly traditional English cucumber sandwich, make this recipe with English cucumbers, plain butter (not herbed butter) and white bread.

Traditionally, smoked salmon finger sandwiches are served open faced with dill and creme fraiche on pumpernickel bread

Chopped eggs and egg salad are common fillers for English tea sandwiches. Make with dill egg salad finger sandwiches

The Watercress-

Sliced ham and roast beef are often paired with apricot jam or chutney and served on a hearty bread (such as rye or pumpernickel)

I think we can use a good potato salad, mix green salad etc

Please list what your bringing thank you.

Let's dress as Victorian as possible with at least wearing a Victorian hat

CANCELLATION RULE: 1 day before the event, to protect and preserve your precious membership!

OUR MISSION - VISION - GOALS: www.LasVegasRailroadSociety.org

Everyone is requied to bring a dish to share Tea  Sandwiches

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  • Robin I

    Great pictures Debbie!

    April 23, 2013

  • JUDY H.

    There were pictures. Hope they will be downloaded on to the site

    April 22, 2013

  • Robin I

    Didn't anyone take pictures??? I'm sorry I missed this event, I would loved to have attended, and I'm sorry I wasn't there to take pictures for you Verna!

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HATS FOR 'HAT DRIVE'
    I also would like to thank the special ladies who remembered to bring some HATS TO THE HAD DRIVE for the future 'Hat Exchange.' The hats are really beautiful!!!One lady already loves one of the hats, and hopes to get a chance to swap it out to one of her hats. Once we have 25 to 30 hats the 'Hat Swap' will take place during one of our fun and elegant Victorian high tea events in the future, taking place in one of our beautiful local restaurants. TBA

    I applaud all the ladies who wore beautiful tea hats today, you looked beautiful!!!!!!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    THANK YOU VERNALISA
    Thank you ladies for all the 'Thank You' that also came to me, I am passing it all on to Vernalisa who did the entire tea setup, dishes and the works this time. Thank you Vernalisa! it was a beautiful tea event. A TEA WITH A TWIST
    Glad you ladies enjoyed the Victorian Railroad Ladies' recommended 'While Elephant Gift Exchange.' But honestly...... t's a rough game girls. Let's re-write this game, ha, ha! - Nevertheless, so glad you all had fun!

    BILL ROSAK
    You are amazing! Thank you so, so much for playing for us, it truly made all the difference and helped us to forget the hectic world around us! Your tunes danced across the lawn and like with a magic wand you helped us to relax and to enjoy the moment! Vernalisa and you are a good party team, this was very, very special!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry I missed it.. I baked and bought a gift and dressed for the occasion but unfortunately I could find the address.. is it a gated community. Mapquest had been driving around in circles. Is there a contact number to call someone for future events.. that would be great.

    April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Next time contact me.. I know it now:)

      April 21, 2013

  • Pat F.

    such an awesome event, I am so impressed to know all the women in this group.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Incredible is all I can say! Looking forward to more like this :). Thank You Verna and Trudy for all your great ideas in planning this event!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a nice event! Great friends, food, perfect day! Vernalisa & Trudy- you are the best! White elephant was a great addition!

    April 21, 2013

  • Pat S.

    Terrific idea for sunny afternoon

    April 21, 2013

  • Rosie W.

    Thank you both for a beautiful and elegant event! Everything was perfect - including the weather. The gift exchange was a fun idea-really got everyone involved. And the food was delicious - a great variety of tastes!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful day full of hats and white elephants even if I had to steal mine.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vernalisa, could you let me know how to get to your place, I cannot find it on Google. TKY

    April 20, 2013

    • Greta

      It is off Sandhill and Russell (Oquendo). You can find it on mapquest.

      April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    All Aboard, Hope everyone has a joyous time tomorrow.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot find the directions on Google, could you please send me your phone number to my email [masked]
    TKY

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made a mistake and RSVP'd to both your site and the Victirian Ladies site. I am coming but there is only one of me! Sorry!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Vernalisa The Party C.

    Dear Members you have no idea how much work goes into these Tea Parties and last minute cancellations are making me want to cry for 1 whole week I have been setting up getting my china and silver ware together I sometimes thing I'm crazy to do all this work .Am I ????????????????????? I think so Thanks to the loyal ones who really appreciate the time and effort I put into events .

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry I have to cancel! Scott is finally taking a day off tomorrow & wants a family day. Will miss being there!

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Morning.. This sounds really lovely... I miss the English Tea time. I have an project and trying to figure out how to move it to a later time.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, cannot attend. I have guests. Have a wonderful time.

    April 20, 2013

  • Vernalisa The Party C.

    I have out of town guest coming

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Vernalisa! Mom and I are not able to make it on Sunday! Mom has to run errands for blind brother on her only day off! And I have way too much to do to get ready for my Busy Busy Spa Work week ahead! You ladies have a wonderful time!!!

    April 19, 2013

  • Karen F.

    I will be bringing my daughter in law. She's very excited.

    April 17, 2013

  • Vernalisa The Party C.

    Very important ,Ladies what ever you are bringing please have it set up and ready for the table use the pretties plates you have appreance is everything we eat first with our eyes and since there will be 40 plus ladies here I cannot provide dishes for your snadwiches dessert etc So please take a few extra minutes to plate your dish beautifully everyone will aqppreicate it.Thank you all for coming I love doing tea parties .See you on Sunday and try to be here on time Hugs Vernalisa

    April 16, 2013

  • Ronni

    Sorry to miss this one; it sounds like fun, especially with the White Elephant part. But I will be at the Entertainer of the Year awards ceremony with my friend Mark OToole, who won Lounge Performer of the Year.

    April 15, 2013

  • Karen F.

    I'll confirm my dishes on Tuesday not Friday.

    April 14, 2013

  • Donna S.

    I apologize, but I have to work to train a new person. Thanks.

    April 13, 2013

  • Vernalisa The Party C.

    Scones and salad coming thank u Ladies

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    BONNIE/ SALAD: If it is OK with Vernalisa, another (dry) spring salad would be great, where dressing can be added at the table. Starch sensitive folks like me would appreciate that!

    JACQUE/ SCONES: I am sure Vernalisa will love you for that!

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll make some scones to bring.

    April 8, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Hi, I Just joined the group and will be attending the tea. It sounds like fun. Shall I bring a salad, more veggies or croissant sandwiches? Or something else?

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1] WE ARE 35 TEA GUESTS
    2] PLEASE DON'T FORGET THE WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EVERYONE!
    3] ALSO - WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE UGLY HAT FOR OUR FUTURE 'HAT EXCHANGE' AND HAT DECORATING CLASSES? (Needs to be clean, thank you from the LV Railroad Society)

    UPDATED MOTHER'S DAY TEA FOOD LIST:

    DANIELLE L.: Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches
    TRUDY P.: Chicken Tarragon Finger Sandwiches
    YVONNE: Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Finger Sandwiches
    ROSIE W.: Deviled Eggs
    SHARON: More Deviled Eggs
    PHREE B.: Stuffed Pita Pockets
    PAT: A Pretty Veggie Tray
    CANDICE: Filo Cheese & Spinach Squares
    BLANCA: Salad for the ladies
    JUDY H.: Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

    SWEETS:

    VERNALISA: Scones and serving clotted cream
    TRUDY: World Famous Amaretto Cake
    DONNA S.: Taffy Apple Salad
    DEBBIE C.: Fruit Tray
    BARBARA G.: Fruit Salad
    JOANN W.: Chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered pineapple logs. Yum!
    CLAIRE: Sugar-free Dessert
    PAT FRY: Dessert (befitting a tea party)

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring a refreshing orange fruit salad and really look forward to such a special event!

    April 8, 2013

  • Pat F.

    i thought i mentioned somewhere in my rsvp that i would bring a dessert befitting a 'Tea party" so here it is .

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • JUDY H.

    EITHER CUCUMBER FINGER SNDWICHES, ORHAM AND CREAM CHEESE ROLL UPS???

    April 7, 2013

  • Tonya S.

    Would potato salad be alright to bring?

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So far we are 36 ladies at the Mother's Day tea........

    April 7, 2013

  • Pat S.

    Verna, I talk with Trudy I Pat is bringing a veggie tray

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could I bring some devil eggs?

    April 4, 2013

    • Vernalisa The Party C.

      someone is bringing eggs mabe you can do egg salad tea sandwiches

      April 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK, will do it.

      April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok if I bring the fruit tray? As I have an event the night before and can't make anything...

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love early kick-off events for holidays, it can cheer you up and transform a holiday into a seasonal celebration. We all do it with Christmas, why not with Mother's Day?! Ladies I will make 'CHICKEN TARRAGON FINGER SANDWICHES' and because Vernalisa always spoiled me with 2 tea dishes when she came to my high tea events, I will now return the favor and will also bring a second dish. Just have to think about it, what it will be yet. Well, for now it will be a surprise. Looking forward to see everyone!

    April 2, 2013

  • Alex Z

    Hi Vernalisa, You know how much I enjoy your events but darn I will be in California till June. I'll see you when I get back.

    April 1, 2013

  • Marcine

    Oh, wish I could come too, but this is Earth Day & we have omething happening this day too! One of these days......

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to attend a service on the other side of the city at the same time. Have nothing VICTORIAN, any suggestions as to where to obtain this, please let me know for next time...?

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    AGAIN - Thank you so, so much Vernalisa for hosting our high tea event for the Las Vegas Railroad Society! ALSO - I like to thank all 'Chef's Table' members who are coming to this High Tea event! It will be fun to see you all!

    Vernalisa, I will help you with tea preparations right after our Platter's party on April 17th - Everyone is invited to that party, mark your calendar and register now ladies & gentlemen!!!!!! The Platters are launching their next show at one of the Station Casinos on May 5th. But, on the 17th, they are playing for 'ONLY YOU' free of charge.

    Get your pictures taken with the Platters, shake their hands, and chat with the group! Lets enjoy fun door prizes, along their well-known love songs on this unforgettable evening with your Meetup friends at this unique place of 'bling.'

    Love you all, Trudy***

    March 29, 2013

  • Elena K.

    Will be on vacation- you all have fun!

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will come with my husband Chris.
    What should we bring beside the 5.00 dollars per person?

    March 29, 2013

  • Bill R.

    I will be bringing my keyboard to play for all you beautiful ladies!

    March 29, 2013

  • Rosie W.

    I'll bring deviled eggs.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Vernalisa for hosting a high tea event for the Las Vegas Railroad Society! This is awesome community support for our charitable organization, we truly appreciate you and I will help you with event preparations! Love Trudy***

    March 25, 2013

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