The midsummers night tea was a dream. The Copper Kettle TeaBar in Foley Alabama was transformed into a fairy land complete with giant mushrooms that you could sit on. The tea was held under a giant tree, which very much reminded me of the home tree in Pixie Hallow. Two violinists played lovely melodies as the guests were seated at their tables.
“The course of true love never did run smooth” -Shakespeare, A Midsummers Night’s Dream
Once everyone had arrived, Oberon, King of the Fairies, (Played by my boyfriend Steven) welcomed all the magical creatures to the tea, then the festivities began. There was a small interactive presentation about Shakespearian lingo, a very abridged version of Shakespeare’s “A Mid Summers Night Dream” performed by guests from the audience, and a few more lovely musical performances.
“Lord, what fools these mortals be”-Shakespeare, A Midsummers Night Dream
The cook, Sue, is a genius in the kitchen. There were several selections of freshly brewed tea, along with strawberry and lemon water, because it was a rather hot midsummers night. To eat, there were chocolate covered strawberries along with other fresh fruit, and wonderfully delicious scones that were made with feta cheese, berries, and cream, which sounds odd I will confess, but it tasted magical.
I think my favorite part about the tea was how everyone who worked there or attended was so into the theme. Everyone was dressed up, generally in something of their own creation. Above is a photo of Sarah, she is the daughter of the owner of the Copper Kettle, Robin. She made her own costume and she looks like she flew right out of a Tinkerbell movie. She did have to take off her wings to serve tea, but she looked absolutely fantastic! There was also a young lad playing Puck, running around making jokes. He was very talented and absolutely adorable.
To end the tea, everyone was given a sparkler to play with.
“Though she be but little she is fierce” -Shakespeare, A Midsummers Night’s Dream