Tea Time Princess Party a success with area girls

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Photo/ Submitted These little princesses enjoyed the Princess Party Aug. 23 at Tea Time in Cherokee Village . The event was designed to help build self confidence and teach etiquette.

The new Tea Time Tea Room at the Town Center in Cherokee Village hosted a Princess Tea Party on Saturday, Aug. 23. Tea Time owner Mary Worthen and Trisha Clem of the First Assembly of God brought in a group of girls ages six to twelve to be "Princesses for a Day."

"I wanted to do something for the young girls of the community to build self-confidence, teach better etiquette and cut down on bullying," Worthen said. When the princesses arrived in their ball gowns, they received a crown and princess wand. After playing parlor games, Queen Mary Worthen gave a talk on how to be confident, well mannered young ladies and have good self-esteem about themselves. Each princess got a cupcake and tea served in authentic English tea cups. Princess Taylor Clem and Princess Jessica told the girls stories on the wonderful castles they live in and they sang songs like "I'm a Little Tea Pot." At the end of the afternoon each girl got their picture taken with the Queen and were given gifts to take home.

Worthen doesn't intend to slight the young men of the community. Later this month, she will host a day with a football player, bringing in a group of boys to work on good manners, and discuss ways to prevent bullying.

Another special event is planned for Sept. 8 when the tea room will hold an event to help Spring River Adult and Child Services raise money for a new roof for its domestic violence shelter.

To book birthday parties or other special occasion events at the Tea Time Tea Room, contact Mary Worthen at 870-257-2190, Monday thru Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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