Festiviteas


We're holding our breath while rescheduling postponed events and booking new ones, as things currently change on a dime in SoCal. Rest assured we will do our best to get you to tea frequently, festively, and safely!


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. 'Velvet rope' early access afforded our $1+ Patreon patrons

2021

APRIL

Friday, April 23 at 11am - Tea with the Owners - Take tea with the gals who run Paris In A Cup, McKenna's Tea Cottage, and The Four Seasons Tea Room - at Paris In A Cup in Orange - SOLD OUT

MAY

Saturday, May 1 at 11am - May Day Fae Day tea at Dream Come True in Long Beach SOLD OUT
co-hostess: Janet Krochman 💖

Friday, May 21 - All-day How to Write your First Novel workshop intensive (Act I of The Author's Journey) at Paris In A Cup in Orange. Includes light breakfast, lunch, and cream/dessert tea SOLD OUT

Saturday, May 29 at 6pm - Systematic Symptoms, a Crime & Punishment interactive real-life mystery experience - at Pamela's in Garden Grove 4 SPOTS LEFT

JUNE

Saturday, 5 June - Magic Is in the Air - Victorianesque candlelight dinner and talk about the man and the myth that was Harry Houdini. Mesmerizing presentation given by historian Charles Spratley, in the covered patio at The Four Seasons Tea Room SOLD OUT
co-hostess: Deborah Van Deudekom 💖

RESCHEDULED from April 24 to JUNE 19 at 4pm - Sisters of Sorcery (UnHappy UnHalloween witch-themed get-together) at the Cauldron in Buena Park - SOLD OUT
co-hostess: Norma Zamora 💖

NEW DATE Saturday, July 10 at 11am - Steampunk tea at Madeline's Garden, Pasadena Several spots left
co-hostess: Jacqueline Clemens 💖

July 17 -  On A Mission day trip: box breakfast at the historic Santa Ana train station catered by Paris In A Cup, train to San Juan Capistrano, ghost tour led by historian Charles Spratley, possible visit to the Mission (pending their protocols), afternoon tea at the Tea House on Los Rios, rail home (details TBA - date changed so as not to conflict with the Victorian Fashion Exhibit event on June 26)

Saturday, July 31 - Super Secret Terris Tea Party - Just 10 guests, at a park, no charge

TBD - Beatrix Potter Toad's Tea at the Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach (pending the rancho's resumption of food service)

Check out our new FlexibiliTea reservation program that enables you to change & cancel reservations if need be (...within reason)

THEME TEAS TO COME

  • July 25 - Christmas in July tea at The Christmas House Inn & Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga
  • July 31 - Super Secret 5th Saturday garden tea - details TBD
  • August 21 - A Midsummer Night in Narnia at Coterie Tea & Eatery in Upland
  • August 28 - Mermaid tea at Dream Come True in Long Beach
  • September 4 - Away with the Faeries - AC Doyle evening with historian Charles Spratly at The Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre
  • September 18 - RIP twilight tea at Paris In A Cup in Orange & Fairhaven Cemetery tour
  • September 26 - Frodo Lives On! Elevenses - details TBD
  • October schedule TBD
  • November 7 - Princess Bride Florin wedding feast at the Fullerton Arboretum
  • December 5 - Sugarplum tea at The Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre
  • December 11 - Miss Marple Saves Christmas at Pamela's in Garden Grove
  • December 12 - The Twelve Deaths of Christmas mystery game at Coterie Tea & Eatery in Upland
  • December 26 - Boxing Day at Downton (tea & film details TBD)
  • Miss Scarlet & the Duke - at Paris In A Cup
  • Music of the Night Phantom dinner revue, most likely November 
  • A Room with a View tea & badminton at the French Inn in Orange
  • A Piratical beach tea - July 2022
  • The Queen's Gambit - Dress for Chess tea
  • Your Monet or Your Life participatory 1950's radio show and all-Americana dinner at Paris In A Cup in Orange 
  • Up a Creek! An homage to all things Rose and a little bit Alexis (by guest request from JK) 
  • WGC Long-Beach-history themed event at historic Bembridge House
  • Manor Mystery high tea at the French Inn catered by Paris In A Cup
  • Seance supper at the Bembridge House
  • Previous themes to be revisited: Phantom Phantasy (a MusicaliTea), Doctor Who (Tardis tea), Harry Potter, Sherlock, Nightmare Before Christmas, Willy Wonka (We have retired Austen. And Downton will be put on the shelf after the 2021 holiday movie. Outlander to be part of a UK trip xo. Don't eventask about the shame that was GoT!)
  • Backburner themes - Phillipa Gregory's queens & princesses, Belgravia, MCU, Star Wars, Tommy & Tuppence

FRIDAY FRIVOLITEA series...es in the offing

  • 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

Upcoming Tea Treks (often by Metro)

  • The Olde Magnolia Tea Room in Upland ... it's new! YEA!
  • Tiffany Blue Box Cafe - South Coast Plaza
  • Rose Tree Cottage in Pasadena 
  • The T Room in Montrose
  • Tranquility Tea Room in Thousand Oaks 
  • Rose & Blanc in Los Angeles
  • Ye Olde Kings Head in Santa Monica
  • Shakespeare's Corner Shoppe in San Diego
  • Tea Rose Garden in Pasadena
  • Marlene's Tea & Cakes in San Diego

ANNUAL OBSERVANCES

  • Early January - end of Yulshad 
  • Feb 1 - MidWinter Pajama ParTea at Pamela's
  • Late February - A Gorey Affair - Edward Gorey celebration
  • Day before Easter - Little Black Dress tea at Paris In A Cup in Orange  
  • May 1 - May Day Fae Day at Dream Come True
  • Mother's Day - all tearooms
  • Summer Solstice - SerendipiTea - outlandish costumes & customs
  • Late August - Mermaid Tears tea 
  • Late October - Spooktacular tea at Paris In A Cup 
  • November First-ish - Dia de los Muertos at The Four Seasons Tea Room
  • Throughout December - Holiday teas at most tearooms
  • Late December - Stessa (self-care) day

For weekend getaways (once we can start planning those again), 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 22 April 2021]