Festiviteas

Planning events has become a whole lot trickier as of late due to challenges with staffing and supply chain availability, not to mention health considerations and cancellations. To keep things from becoming too unruly, we plan to limit group sizes to 12-24 until further notice. 

For reservations, click on event link (usually the name of the event) to be taken to the applicable page that has all the niggling details and payment button. If you are interested in receiving early access to reservations, consider joining our Maecenas patron community. Pledge levels start at $1/month (with a 10% discount for annual payments)

~ 2022 ~

2022 Reservations will be available commencing late January

FEBRUARY

Sat & Sun 12 & 13 February - Don't miss Paris In A Cup's annual BEST FRIENDS tea - BYO reservations xo

MARCH

🧡 Friday 11 March - Glorious Gloves Craft ParTea in preparation of our Downton Day - We hope to host this event at Paris In A Cup
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 πŸŽ‰ Saturday 12 March - annual Naxir dyi Gelida MidWinter Pajama ParTea (location TBD)


πŸš‰ 🎁 Saturday 19 March - our first ever SURPRISE EXCURSION - 8:30am-3pm - We'll meet at the Santa Ana train station then take a train ride, do a minimal bit of walking (all flat), enjoy a tour, and have tea.   πŸ’•

🍿 Sunday 20 March - A Day of Downton - tea & visit to the cinema to watch the new film (the release date has been moved from 22 December 2021 to 18 March 2022)

🍽 πŸ”Ž Saturday 26 March - Clue interactive whodunnit game - Pamela's in Garden Grove

πŸ“š Sunday 27 March - Bibliothefairies book club tea, book TBD, location will most likely be the English Rose Tea Room in San Dimas

πŸ«– Tentative Thursday 31 March - Tea Trek to Rose & Blanc, Los Angeles
 

APRIL

🍽 Tentative:Saturday 02 April - Stoking the Gothic Imagination, an afternoon dedicated to Bram Stoker with historyteller Charles Sprately of Illusions of the Past, part of our literary legends series - at The Mission Inn in Riverside 

😘 Tentative  Saturday, 09 April - Patron Appreciation teaNo charge, open to all members of our Omni patron communitea - to be held in a private community clubhouse in Irvine. Our theme will be a "Terris Tea" as described in the following Omni Tale commentary vid (Make sure to fill in the RSVP form)


πŸ§™‍♀️Tentative: Sunday 10 April - Sisters of Sorcery (Edward Gorey-themed get-together) at the Cauldron in Buena Park. The venue is not currently accepting reservations ... sigh (this is a SOLD OUT reschedule)

πŸ”Ž Thursday 14 April - Scone Cold Dead - Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency case at McKenna's in Seal Beach

πŸŽ‰ Saturday 16 April - annual Little Black Dress tea at Paris In A Cup

πŸ“š Tentative Saturday 23 April - Death Before the Fact at Mystery Ink bookstore in Huntington Beach, CA. Solve the mystery of who keeps offing the authors!

πŸ“š Tentative Sunday 24 April - BrdigerTwo - the second scandalous tea in the Ton (details TBD)

🧡 Friday 29 April - Mezz Mask Craft ParTea in preparation of our Spring Ball
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πŸ’ƒπŸŽ­ Saturday 30 April - Club 11:11 - Momix Dance - ALICE at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach


MAY
πŸŽ‰πŸ“š Sunday 1 May - May Day Fae Day celebration 

πŸ«– Tentative: Thursday 05 May - Tea Trek to Tiffany Blue Box Cafe, Costa Mesa

πŸŽ‰ Tentative  Saturday 07 May - 1950s Mrs 'May'sel potluck picnic fundraiser at El Dorado Park in Long Beach (rescheduled from 2020)

πŸ“‡ Saturday 21 May - White Glove Consortium book series launch - a Midsummer Night's Dream Midspring Afternoon Tea

πŸ’ƒ Saturday 28 May - Dancing Through Time Spring Masked Ball - location TBD

πŸš€ Saturday 29 May - Tatooine Canteana Star Wars tea

JUNE

πŸ«– Thursday 02 June - Tea Trek to Le Salon de ThΓ© in Hollywood

πŸš‰πŸŽ Saturday 03 June - Metrolink Mystery Tour surprise excursion #02 

🍽 Tentative: Saturday 04 June - Detecting with Doyle - An evening of Victorian investigation a la Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with historyteller Charles Spratley of Illusions of the Past, part of our literary legends series - at The Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre

🎭 Sunday 05 June - Club 11:11 - Little House on the Prairie musical directed by Trish Miller of our Omni communitea at the Westminster Playhouse

πŸŽ‰ Saturday 11 June - Princess Bride Florin wedding feast, the Fullerton Arboretum

πŸ“š Sunday 12 June - Bibliothefairies book club tea, book TBD

πŸš‚ Friday-Sunday 17-19 June - 1881 Golden Spike weekend train trip to SF & Old Sac

🏴‍☠️ Saturday 18 June - Pirate & Mermaid Invasion, Shoreline Village, Long Beach (No-Host meetup)

🍽 🎭 Tentative πŸ½ Saturday 25 JunePhantom Phantasy musical revue & masquerade (Details TBA, evening event) 


🍽 🎭  Tentative πŸ½ Sunday 26 June - Phantom Phantasy musical revue & masquerade (Details TBA) 

JULY

🏴‍☠️πŸŽ—Saturday 9 July - High Sea Piratical ChariTea - the kickoff to Shared Treasure Hunt, somewhere sandy in Long Beach 

πŸ“š Sunday 10 July - Afternoon Tea cookbook potluck (featuring  recipes from the book)

🚒 14-18 July Red Herring 1960s Spy Game Cruise, Long Beach to Ensenada

🧡 Sunday 21 July- Mezz Mask Craft ParTea in preparation of our Fall Ball
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Tentative: Saturday 23 July - Chocolat dinner (set in 1950s France in honor of the film, repeated by request) 

πŸŽ„Sunday 24 July - Christmas in July at the Christmas House Inn & Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga

πŸ«– Wednesday 27 July - Tea Trek to Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar

🍽 Tentative:πŸͺ„ Saturday 30 July - Voyages Extraordinaire - an evening dedicated to Jules Verne with historyteller Charles Spratley of Illusions of the Past, part of our literary legends series (we hope to host this at Paris In A Cup in Orange)

AUGUST

πŸ“šπŸΈ Saturday 6 August - Beatrix Potter Toad's Tea at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach

πŸŽ—πŸ°Saturday 13 August - Fabled Creature & Endangered Monsters Peculiar Pet Fair (details TBD)

πŸ”Ž Friday - Sunday 19-21 August - Solving Solvang whodunnit weekend

πŸ«– Thursday 25 August- Tea Trek to Marlene's Tea & Cakes in San Diego 

πŸ’ƒ Saturday 27 August - Dancing Through Time Summer Masked Ball - location TBD

Sunday 28 August - Old Time Radio Show - Your Monet or Your Life

SEPTEMBER

πŸŽƒπŸŽ Saturday 10 September, 5-11pm - Special Spooktacular Falloween season Metro Mystery tour surprise excursion. Hint: we'll be heading to a different county than last time. Group size limited

πŸ“š Sunday 11 September - Bibliothefairies book club tea, book TBD

🍽 Tentative:πŸͺ„ Saturday 17 September - Prestidigitation & Parasols - an evening of Victorian magic with Charles Spratley of Illusions of the Past (we hope to host this at the historic Kellog House in Santa Ana)

πŸ«– Thursday 22 September - Tea Trek to The T Room in Montrose

🍽 🎭 24 September Oracles interactive experience launch

πŸ“š Sunday 25 September - From out of the Shadows eerie anthology launch party

🧡 Friday 30 September - Brew & Broom Craft ParTea
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OCTOBER

Expect a slew of spooky offerings this month

πŸ‘»Tentative: Saturday 01 October - Hotel del Coronado ghost tour led by Kate Morgan and with historyteller Charles Spratley of Illusions of the Past

πŸ‘»Tentative: Sunday 02 October - The Deep - an evening of history and wonder with historyteller Charles Spratley of Illusions of the Past

πŸ‘» Saturday 08 October - Mourning exhibit and tour at the Heritage House in Riverside followed by tea at the Mission Inn

πŸ“š Sunday 09 October - Bibliothefairies book club tea, book TBD

πŸ§™‍♀️ Saturday 15 October - annual Witch's Brew tea with the Victorian Tea Society at the Kellogg House, Heritage Museum of Santa Ana

πŸ’ƒSunday 16 October - Dancing Through Time Autumn Masked Ball - location TBD

πŸ«– Thursday 20 October - Tea Trek to Tranquility Tea Room in Thousand Oaks

πŸ”Ž Saturday 22 October - Murder at the Manor Where There's a Will, There's a Way! - fully interactive whodunnit at the French Estate in Orange

πŸŽƒ Saturday 29 October - annual Halloween bash at Paris In A Cup

πŸ₯€ Sunday 30 October - Dia de los Muertos observance

NOVEMBER

πŸ”Ž ⛏ Tentative: Saturday-Sunday, 5-6 November - Julian Wild West weekend: mining town tour with historyteller Charles Spratley, pan for gold, shoot 'em up at a saloon whodunnit, then settle down on Sunday with tea

🧡 Friday 11 November - Mask Craft ParTea in preparation of our Winter Ball

✈️ Tentative Saturday 12 November - Club 11:11 morning visit to the renowned Yanks Air Museum in Chino with a tour led by Frank De Jauregui of our Omni communitea ❣️

πŸ“š Sunday 13 November - Fairy Tale tea & anthology book launch 

πŸͺ„Saturday 26 November - Hogwarts Holiday High tea

DECEMBER

πŸŽ„ Saturday 03 December annual Witch's Brew tea with the Victorian Tea Society at the Kellogg House, Heritage Museum of Santa Ana

πŸ’ƒ Sunday 04 December - Dancing Through Time Masked  Farewell to Fall Ball - location TBD

πŸŽ„πŸ”ŽSaturday 10 December - Tommy & Tuppence Untangle Christmas

πŸŽ…πŸ»Saturday 17 December - A Christmas Storied evening (we can't guarantee you won't shoot your eye out)
(who knows, come & you may win a major award!)

πŸ©°πŸŽ„Sunday 18 December - Nutcracker Dreams

πŸ«– Thursday 29 December - Tea Trek TBD

🍽 Tentative: Saturday 38 December - Collect Call from Cthulhu - an evening dedicated to HP Lovecraft with historyteller Charles Spratley of Illusions of the Past, part of our literary legends series (we hope to host this at Madeline's Garden in Pasadena)

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To be scheduled: 


πŸŽ‰ TBD - Pooh Honey Pot picnic tea & beekeeping talk

Oracles interactive theatrical production
Haunted Hallways mystery play
A Night in Narnia
Witches of the West covention
Mystery at Mt Ada - Catalina Island mystery weekend
Unsleepy Hollow
C is for Caw - a Moira Rose murder
Marie at Versailles
1940s radio show
Bewitched!
Harry Potter Mystery Train
A Discovery of Witches et al
Nightmare Before Christmas
Tardis Tea (Doctor Who)
Outrageous Etiquette & Steampunk Proper
Women of Substance series (Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Mata Hari) 
Santa Barbara day trip 
Wheel of Time
Peregrine's Perils (Modern Miss Fisher) 
Supernatural 
1970s TV Tropes 
Sabrina's Chilling Adventures 
A Room with a View tea & badminton 
The Queen's Gambit - Dress for Chess 
Sanditon
Seance Supper
Phillipa Gregory's queens & princesses
Belgravia 

Backburner revisits: 
An Ozsome tea
Sherlock 
I Love Lucy 
Outlander

MusicaliTeas: My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Chicago, Phantom Phantasy. The Land of Oz

Fairy Tale Teas: Little Mermaid, Alice, Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan

Cup of Mystery cases: Scone Cold Dead, Quiche L'Arraigned, Marmalade to Rest, and more

ANNUAL OBSERVANCES

  • Early January - end of Yulshad 
  • Feb 1 - MidWinter Pajama ParTea at Pamela's celebrating Naxir dyi Gelida (observed by those in the Ignis element. Find your element here)
  • Late February - A Gorey Affair - celebration of the macabre
  • March 31 - Pneumislum (observed by those in the Nitris element. Find your element here)
  • Day before Easter - Little Black Dress tea at Paris In A Cup   
  • Polymath's day (observed by those in the Platen element. Find your element here)
  • May 1 - May Day Fae Day at Dream Come True (observed by those in the Terris element. Find your element here)
  • Mother's Day - all tearooms
  • June 21 - SerendipiTea - outlandish costume parade & customs
  • Mid-August - First Tear tea (observed by those in the Aquis element. Find your element here)
  • September 21 - Mezz harvest celebration (all elements)
  • Late October - A Spooktacular tea at Paris In A Cup 
  • November First-ish - Dia de los Muertos at The Four Seasons Tea Room
  • November 8 - Arbodacia Day (observed by those in the Arbis element. Find your element here
  • Throughout December - Holiday teas at most tearooms
  • December 30 - Stessa (self-care) day (observed by those in the Aether element. Find your element here)
  • *Saliolum - Leap Day celebration every 4 years

Upcoming Midweek Tea Treks 

  • Rose Tree Cottage in Pasadena 
  • Ye Olde Kings Head in Santa Monica 
  • Rose & Blanc in Los Angeles 
  • Tiffany Blue Box Cafe - South Coast Plaza 
  • Le Salon de ThΓ© in West Hollywood 
  • Marlene's Tea & Cakes in San Diego 
  • Huntington Library in Pasadena 
  • Chado in Torrance
  • Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar
  • The T Room in Montrose 
  • The Olde Magnolia Tearoom in Upland
  • Tranquility Tea Room in Thousand Oaks 
  • Tea Rose Garden in Pasadena 
  • The Langham Hotel in Pasadena 

FRIDAY FRIVOLITEA series...es under consideration

  • Tick Tock Teas - Beat the clock and save the day at a simple "escape" type game while sipping and noshing
  • Women of Substance - We've been waiting since 2019 to offer a series of teas featuring women who made an indelible mark. Expect Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Mata Hara, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and more
  • Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency files - Solve a cold case over a hot cuppa

For weekend getaways, see our Trips page.

Please note, we post event info in a "bajillion" places, and typos/omissions can occur. When in doubt, consult the "event page" that has the payment button on it or email us at TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com
 
[updated 20 January 2022]