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Tea Party Celebrates Women, Supports Good Cause

The Mad Hatter has nothing on Erin McCurdy when it comes to tea parties.

From left, Sherry Jo Matt and Erin McCurdy pose with the collection of tea sets prepared for a tea party at McCurdy's home in Cranberry Township.
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Originally Published: April 25, 2022

Sure, the Hatter had Alice, the March Hare and the Dormouse as guests, but McCurdy has invited nearly 80 friends to her backyard for tea and crumpets, and a chance to support a good cause.

The tea party will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 in the yard and around the pool of McCurdy’s home on Plains Church Road.

She’s spent most of this year scouring the internet and thrift stores to amass a collection of tea cups, saucers, teapots, teaspoons and jam spreaders.

“We’ve gotten 74 RSVPs, but with people turning them in late, we feel we’re going to hit over 80,” she said.

The event, taking place the day before Mother’s Day, will be an appreciation of women, said McCurdy.

“The whole point is it’s a celebration of women. I’ve always liked to have strong women around me. This is a day for women to bring their sisters, their daughters, their mothers,” she said.

The event will be a low tea, not a high tea, McCurdy stressed. A high tea involves a meal at a table. McCurdy’s low tea will feature three courses starting with a mimosa, then mini-cucumber or egg salad sandwiches, tomato/mozarella skewers and mini-quiches.

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