Thursday, December 5, 2019

Outlander SoCal tea party

SOLD OUT

Join us for a celebration of Claire & Jamie 
Sunday, 26 January 2020 at 2pm 
Pamela's Tea Room, Garden Grove CA


$54.49 includes Scotch pie (beef & pork), mushy peas, roast potatoes, haggis amuse bouche, Scottish scone, Tipsy Trifle with Scotch Whiskey, Scottish breakfast tea, trivia quiz with prize, party favor 
(as well as gratuity, tax, and PayPal fees)
NOTE: I'm hearing more and more often that people are having trouble with PayPal buttons. So far, all such glitches have occurred when the reservation was made using a smart phone or tablet. If you are using one of those, might you try using your computer? If using a computer, perhaps a new browser or 'clear the cookies from your cache'? To date, that's worked across the board. Bon chance!

All sales are final, so if you're unable to come, feel free to give your spot to a friend.
~Your PayPal receipt serves as your confirmation. Questions? Email TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com~
Please call venue 10 days ahead with dietary restrictions 714-897-9442

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Emma's Austentatious Afternoon tea

SOLD OUT
It's time for another Austentatious Afternoon Tea.
Celebrate the release of the new EMMA film with a tea at McKenna's Tea Cottage.
Come festively dressed (period attire welcome)

Sunday, 23 February 2020
at 12 noon


Miss Woodhouse - $33.25 includes 5 tea Sandwiches, Scone, Trivia Game, Party Favor,  Tea, tax, gratuity, Paypal fees
Mr. Knightley - $42.15 includes Soup or Salad, 5 tea Sandwiches, Scone, 3 petite Desserts, Trivia Game, Party Favor, Tea, tax, gratuity, Paypal fees

Your PayPal receipt comprises your reservation confirmation. There are no actual "tickets." All reservations are final. There are no refunds, but if you're unable to attend, feel free to give your spot to a friend. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact the venue directly 10 days prior to event.

Weekday meetup at Coterie Tea & Eatery


Jeannette Roncon, the darling owner of he equally darling newish tearoom COTERIE TEA & EATERY in Upland, CA has generously invited our admin Joy to visit the tearoom to discuss her 1920s Tea Cozy Mysteries series with Jeannette's book club over tea & scones the evening of Feb 20. Because the food there is so darn good, Joy is going early to have the full Coterie tea. The book club meeting is pretty full, but if you're interested in staying for it, please contact the tea room directly at (909) 701-8158.

Coterie Tea
Thursday, 20 February 2020 at 3:30pm
Note: we will need to be done by 5pm on the dot so the tearoom can prepare for the book club
$26.25 includes sandwiches, scones, petite desserts, tea, tax, gratuity and Paypal fees
All reservations are final. There are no refunds, but if you're unable to attend, feel free to give your spot to a friend. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact the venue directly 10 days prior to event.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

12 Deaths of Christmas 2019

Be prepared for your tablemates to drop like partridges in pear trees at this interactive carol-themed mystery and holiday dinner.
Saturday, December 21 at 6:30pm

$55 includes homey English Christmas dinner, mystery, Christmas cracker & tax (gratuity additional & appreciated) 
 ~ 12 ‘days of’ participants receive a Christmas ornament keepsake ~
Your PayPal receipt serves as your confirmation. Questions? Email TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com
Dietary restrictions should be handled with Pamela 10 days in advance at 714-897-9442

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

An Outlandish Tea Party

SOLD OUT
Join us for a celebration of Claire & Jamie 
Saturday, 1 February 2020 at 2pm 
Pamela's Tea Room, Garden Grove CA


$54.50 includes Scotch pie (beef & pork), mushy peas, roast potatoes, haggis amuse bouche,  Scottish scone, Tipsy Trifle with Scotch Whiskey, Scottish breakfast tea, trivia quiz with prize, party favors, 
(as well as gratuity, tax, and PayPal fees)

SOLD OUT
All sales are final. While there are no refunds, you are welcome to invite a friend to take your spot if you're unable to make it to the event.
~Your PayPal receipt serves as your confirmation. Questions? Email TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com~
Please call venue 10 days ahead with dietary restrictions 714-897-9442

Suffrage Sisters Ralley & Tea

SOLD OUT
Sunday, 29 March 2020
12noon
The Four Seasons Tea Room, Sierra Madre CA

Join Rebel Black, the charismatic & enigmatic suffragist chronicled in The Tea Cozy Mysteries at a suffrage tea in support of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Please come dressed to express! Handmade rally signs encouraged.


$37.75 includes 5 finger sandwiches, signature scone with trimmings, petite desserts, party favor, theme activities, (tax, gratuity, and PayPal fees)
$46.25 includes all the above plus a glorious salad of Mixed Greens, Toasted Almonds, Mandarin Oranges & Crumbled Blue Cheese in our House Rose Petal Vinaigrette.

All reservations are final, and as such there are no refunds. If after paying for a reservation you find you are unable to attend, feel free to give your spot to a friend. 

If Paypal acts persnickety and you are on a phone or tablet, please try again from a computer, or clear your browser's cache/cookies, or try another browser. If it still gives you grief, please contact us at TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com . 

Your Paypal receipt comprises your confirmation. We are a small social group and don't send out 'tickets.' If you're making a reservation for friends or want to sit with someone in particular, please let us know and we'll do our best to make that happen. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

Mrs. Maisel's Marvelous Spring Picnic

IN LIGHT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS & RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED


Saturday, 16 May 2020
11am
at El Dorado Park, Long Beach CA
{by the Duck Pond & Fountains, off Studebaker between Los Arcos & E. Willow St.}

What to expect:
A 1950s potluck spread
(Your hostess is bringing a Sandwich Loaf, mini Jello Molds, Tuna Casserole bites, and Chocolate Chiffon Cake!)
Lemonade & Iced Tea (served in plastic cups. If you'd like to drink from glass, please BYO) 
Disposable dishware provided (BYO dining ware if you prefer the real thing)
Games galore!
Hula Hoop contest, Twist-off, Name that Tune, Limbo, Bubble-gum blowing contest, 1950s trivia, Bingo, and more
"Raffle"



What to bring:
Beach chair &/or blanket (We'll be in a park with limited benches)
Food to share if you're choosing the potluck option (see participation options below)
A joke to tell, at Midge's request
1950s toys & games if you so desire

Donation refunds? There are no refunds on monies donated to Whimsicalidocious' 2020 gift fund. Recipients include an author, a filmmaker, a fine artist, a textiler, and hopefully a composer. If you're unable to attend, feel free to give your spot to a friend. (Whimsicalidocious is a 501(c)(3) Fed Id #81-5396395 operating under the corporate filing name Whimsicalitea.)

If you are contributing to the feast, we will contact you regarding your intended dish of choice via the email address associated with your Paypal account, so if there is a different email address you prefer, do please let us know.


A Dark & Macabre Unhappy Hour

Celebrate the morbid and macabre at a most unhappy hour get-together
Saturday, 3 October 2020
4-6pm

We shall dine in the room of which the Cauldron Pub writes: "The haunted library of an Edwardian manor lays hidden behind floor to ceiling bookshelves. A secret passage leads to a secluded dining room for private affairs."

$39.50 includes soup or salad, 'main' dish, decadent dessert, party favor + dark & deadly trivia game covering: Edward Gorey, Edgar Allan Poe, the Addams Family, the Munsters, Elvira, the Dark Arts and so on. Please do dress in your favorite ensemble that pays homage to the forgoing.

Reservation button to be posted 1 April 2020

Friday, August 30, 2019

No Scone Left Unturned - Penelope's swan song

Bid a fond farewell to Penelope and Zara as their 5-book story wraps up with NO SCONE LEFT UNTURNED. Expect history and mystery with visits to Hearst Castle and the Huntington Library, yachts, speakeasies, and possibly even nuptials!

Sunday, 3 November 2019
2:30pm


$64.95 for card-carrying Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency agents
$67.45 for non-agents  
Includes themed afternoon tea, paperback book ($16 value), activities, party favors, tax & gratuity

Look forward to gifts for readers of the previous books in the series, as well as for those joining the Tea Travellers Societea for our Last Stop ~ Pacific Grove, a walk-in-the-footsteps train trip 
to Northern California in January 2020, sponsored by Paris In A Cup. 

Ring Paris In A Cup directly for reservations. (714) 538-9411

Plenty Dreadful - a bone-chilling interactive Victorian whodunnit

Join Tea Travellers & Paris In A Cup at the intersection of Ripper Street & Penny Dreadful Lane
for an evening of white-knuckle Whitechapel mystery where anyone may be next!

Plenty Dreadful 
a bone-chilling interactive Victorian whodunnit
Saturday, 12 October 2019
6-8:30pm

Someone’s killing off the muckety-mucks who go slumming in London’s seedy underbelly, and the Whitechapel Paupers Asylum for the Criminally Lunatic & Habitually Inebriated has been overrun. Could the two be connected?

Costumes encouraged ~ Roles may be claimed prior to event
by writing to JS Devivre, Mystress of Mystery at CupOfMystery@gmail.com

$82.75 includes themed dinner, complimentary libations, tax, gratuity, and emceed audience-driven mystery.
Ring Paris In A Cup for reservations: (714) 538-9411
All sales are final. No refunds, but seats are transferable if you're unable to attend.

ROLES AVAILABLE ~
PROPER FOLK: Asylum Administrator, Opium Den owner, Fortune teller, Brothel Madam,    Public House owner, English Royalty, Poet, Scotland Yard Inspector
ASYLUM INMATES: Dracula, Frankenstein’s abomination, Saucy Jack (a liquor-loving tailor). Dr. Jekyll, Possessed Priest, Whitechapel Vigilante, Writer (of the character that will one day be the world's most famous detective)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tea Meetup at Morning Lavender

ALL SPOTS NOW TAKEN
Saturday, 24 August, 2019 at 10am
Morning Lavender
Tustin, CA


Join us for Morning Tea at Morning Lavender
$47.80 includes afternoon tea, tax, gratuity (& ye ole Paypal fees)

RSVP is confirmed once payment is received. No refunds after 10 August, but if you're unable to attend, you may give your reservation to a friend xo

Monday, April 22, 2019

Tea Meetup at Sherman Gardens, CdM

FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2:30pm
Sherman Gardens & Library
Corona del Mar, CA


Tea in the garden, what could be lovelier
$46.25 includes afternoon tea, tax, gratuity & admission to the gardens

RSVP is confirmed once payment is received. No refunds after June 26, but if you're unable to attend, you may give your reservation to a friend xo

Tea meetup at Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach



Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 2pm
Neiman Marcus
Fashion Island, Newport Beach

I'm taking myself to tea at NM to celebrate completion of the first draft of NO SCONE LEFT UNTURNED, the 5th & final book in the Tea Cozy Mysteries series. Looking forward to hobnobbing with those in our community without putting on a talk or program :)

$61 includes full tea service, tax, gratuity, Paypal fees, the works!

No refunds after May 22, but if you're unable to attend, you may give your reservation to a friend xo

Friday, April 12, 2019

Lucky 13

There are just 13 spots left for our MAD ABOOT MURDOCH event on Sept 7. Join us for a day of ghosts and tea, taking the train from Orange to San Diego

Friday, February 15, 2019

All Roads Lead to Downton

SOLD OUT

Take a trip down Memory Lane as we revisit the Granthams to celebrate the Downton Abbey movie. 

Sunday, 22 September 2019
at 2pm (time changed on 28 June 2019)

Pamela's Tea Room, Garden Grove

$52.75 includes specialty tea service created just for the occasion, Downton trivia & activities, door prizes, and themed tea party favor. This is our early bird rate and will go up by $2.50 on April 1. Please include names of all members of your group when you send in your payment.
Upstairs/downstairs apparel welcome and encouraged.

Reservations refundable up until 8 September. Thereafter, if you are unable to attend, you may give your spot to a friend. Your Paypal payment receipt serves as confirmation of your reservation. There are no 'tickets'.

Mad Aboot Murdoch

SOLD OUT

Unbeknownst to most (including the artful detective himself) William Murdoch made a sojourn to Southern California at the turn of the century to solve a multi-city mystery involving some pesky ghosts. Unfortunately, he was called back home to Toronto before he had a chance to get to the bottom of the situation.

The cold case has come to the attention of the Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency who intend to finish what Detective Murdoch started, by reopening the case that will take us from old towne Orange to Heritage Square San Diego.

A Ghost of a Chance - Murdoch's Unsolved California Mystery.

Saturday, 7 September 2019


You may join us for the whole day or half as fits your schedule. Our itinerary is as follows:

  • 9:30m - Quiche brunch tea at Paris In A Cup, old town Orange, CA. Here we will set the scene for all that follows
  • 11:00am - Spectral walking tour of Orange (1 hour)
  • 12:30pm - Train to San Diego with sleuthing onboard 
  • 3:30pm - Afternoon tea at the Coral Tree in Heritage Square
  • 6:30pm - Return train to OC
  • 9pm - Farewell & kudos on a job well done
Options 
  • Orange County activity only (mystery brunch & ghost walk) = $57.50 for card-carrying TSIA agents, $60 for non-agents
  • Full day (includes the above + round-trip train, onboard sleuthing, afternoon tea) = $174.75 for card-carrying TSIA agents$177.25 for non-agents
  • Full-day folks, please bring $5 ($2.50 x 2) for bus trips to/from Metrolink & Amtrak
Please include names of all members of your group when you send in your payment.

All sales are final. As such, there are no refunds, but if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your reservation. Transfer of train reservations must be done at least 10 days in advance.

[updated 1 May 2019]

Monday, January 7, 2019

Meow - A Cat Burglar's Tail mystery tea at Hello Kitty Cafe



Join the Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency 
to solve a cold case over a hot cuppa

MEOW - a Cat Burglar's Tail
 mystery game & tea
at the new Hello Kitty Cafe in Irvine
Saturday, March 9 
at 10am


includes mystery game, tea service, tax & gratuity. 
If you are purchasing the mystery gift, it will have a CAT THEME in keeping with our mystery (not a Hello Kitty theme)

MENU:
FRESH FRUIT - local strawberries, fresh whipped cream

SAVORY - cucumber, dill cream cheese, milk bread creamy egg salad, savory cone, paprika smoked salmon, pretzel croissant, dill cream cheese mozzarella, vine tomatoes, pesto, tart shell

SWEETS - buttermilk scone with accoutrement, mini cupcake, hello kitty mini cake, raspberry macaron, chocolate chocolate cake

TEA OF YOUR CHOICE

$85 {discounted} for TSIA Agent
$87.50 for NON-Agent
add $15 for 3-item cat-themed mystery box