A “Fantastical” Turnout--Second Annual Princess Tea Party


            A Princess Fantasy for little princesses and their guests were invited by a special  keepsake invitation to attend the Second  Annual Princess Tea Party.  Hosted by the Coldspring Area Public Library, seventy-four guests attended for two sittings.  A fun time was enjoyed with games, story time, high tea , and prizes “fit for a princess”.  Every little princess walked away with her own souvenir cup and saucer and of course, a princess wouldn’t be a princess without her tiara!  The finale provided the princesses chasing bubbles with their magical bubble wands. 

             The fairyland was created by dedicated volunteers and organizations who built  furniture, hung decorations and dressed each of the tables with a princess theme.  Food was  lovingly prepared by Fairy God Mothers which was served by grown-up princesses.  The visual feast surpassed all expectations to the eye with delights such as tea sandwiches, fairy cupcakes with a princess ring, and little quiches.  The tea made of a fruity punch was served from tea pots that were coordinated with the table’s theme and matching cups and saucers.

             This could not have been done without the exceptional help that converted the library into a princess fairyland for those who still “Believe”. Heartfelt thanks go to the following for their giving spirits:  the Tea Party Sponsors were Darnell Schreiber and her sister, Lynn Churchill.  Thanks to the library Staff:  Barbara Ponter, Joy DeRaimo and Annie Lee.  The Heavy-Lifter Volunteers were Josh Ponter, Jon Lee, Kevin and Vivian Horn, Lisa  Ponter, Manda Lively, Janet White, Suzanne Locke, and Cathy Burgess.  Thanks for the Library Board: Sue Jackson, Mary Miller, Janet White and Nancy Ellis.  Thanks to Nancy Schick and CAPL Book Review.  Adult Princesses were Autumn Trollinger and Lisa Ponter.  Extraordinary photographers were Cathy Burgess, Vickie Trollinger  and Lynn Churchill.  Serving  assistants were Charise Lincoln, Melissa Reed and Sara Coe.  Special thanks to the First Baptist Church and Melba Stapleton and Peggy Sewell.  Maaike Hamel solved problems and Dee Doucette and her tea cups from Paradise Gardens were so helpful.  Thanks to members of the Coldspring Art League donating tea cups again:  Sandi Osieki, Cynthia Orchard, Julie Meeks, John Davis, Mark Papcun, Lou Turpin and Annie Lee.  Special thanks to all the teacup donors: Linda Walker, Franz Luton, Kathleen Blankemeyer, Nancy Schick, and Roseanne Oliver and all the anonymous teacup and teapot donors all year long. Eternal thanks and appreciation go out to all of you for  your time, talent and help. Thank You!

Your Coldspring Area Public Library prides itself in being one of the most progressive rural libraries in East Texas!

14221 Hwy 150 West, P O Box 1756, Coldspring, Texas 77331

936-653-3104 - Fax  936-653-4628

Hours:  Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pmSaturday 10 am - 2 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Coldspring  Area Public Library

Joy DeRaimo, Librarian

Barbara Ponter & Annie Lee, Assistant Librarians