With the popularity of PBS' Downton Abbey and the revival of BBC's Upstairs Downstairs, we decided it would be fun to do a dress-up Tea Party inspired by these shows, presented by the staff of the delicious 24K Chocolat Cafe restaurant (which is in the basement ["downstairs"] of Ancient Future, in Midtown ["uptown"]).
Victorian, Roaring '20s, Steampunk, Sunday Best, fancy hats, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, or any other high tea, tea party or dress up costumes or fashions of any era or imagination are welcome! Have fun with it!
This is a public event, and we'll be joined by members of the Sacramento Steampunk Society and the League of Proper Villains, and all are welcome (including well-behaved children).
This chocoholics tea party will also be a light continental-type brunch -- you'll get a variety of loose leaf tea, drinking chocolate, chocolate truffles, scones, cheeses and fruit, catered by 24 K Cafe, included in the $22 price.
We'll also be treated to a presentation of the history, culture, legends and lore of the teas!
The Cafe's tea specialist and tea intern will provide the fun and interesting program called The Lusty Leaf, a bit of tea history that spans the Industrial Revolution era of Great Britain. It involves fun and intrigue with tea facts. This presentation will be interactive!
The tea party will take place in the large Urban Sanctuary room of the Ancient Futures building on 24th & K St. After, we are welcome to relax or pose for pictures in their Serenity Garden.
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