Yes, there WILL be a 2022 ATCM Ladies Tea Luncheon! Make your reservation today!
What: Pinky Up Ladies Tea Luncheon
When: Saturday, March 12.
Viewing of tables and silent auction ~ 11:30-12:20
Luncheon at 12:30
Where: Hixson United Methodist Church ~ 5301 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343
Cost: $25 per seat or $175 per table (hostess seat is free)
Event Sponsors: $200+
Proceeds benefit the ministry of Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth
To purchase your seat(s), register HERE
Please note that you may request to sit at a Hostess’ table by selecting your hostess in the drop down for “Credit this event registration to a fundraiser”.
Our luncheon food is hearty and will include scones, savory tarts, assorted finger sandwiches, fruit and vegetables in season and desserts.
If you’re interested in hosting, please complete the form HERE to create your digital “table”. Once you create a FREE account, you’ll receive an email that allows you to personalize your website page to use in your invitations and share through social media!
You will choose a table theme, decorate your table and invite friends.
As a hostess, your seat is FREE!
~ You will receive a unique link to your online table. You may send that link to your guests to purchase a seat. Let them know there is a drop down box to designate the hostess name.
~ Only the first seven registering can be at your table (of 8). If more of your guests attend, they will be randomly seated at nearby tables, so please send the purchase link to more than just your table capacity.
~ The cost is $25 per person or you may purchase those seats yourself and distribute to your guests. There will also be an online donation opportunity if they are unable to attend, but wish to contribute.
~ If you cannot fill your table of eight, we will have attendees to fill those seats.
~ Due to the fundraising nature of the tea, possible subject content of our testimonies, and combined with our limited seating, we are not including children at this particular event. We also do not have childcare available.
~ As a table hostess, you will not be charged an admission cost. However, you will be responsible for your table set-up, decorations, and inviting guests.
~ Encourage your guests to arrive early enough to view the tables and the silent auction.
Table set-up details
~ 60” round tables to seat eight people will be provided with plain white tablecloths. Personal linens may be added such as placemats, overlay tablecloth, scarf, etc. Your centerpiece may take more space than you realize, so consider going vertical or narrow as much as possible.
~ You may choose whatever theme you desire ie holiday, Disney, beach, animals, sports, fruits, flowers, nature, movie or song themes, Bible verses; enjoy being creative.
~ If you don’t have teacups, you can serve a cold summer tea. Each hostess will provide their choices of tea for their table. You may want to serve exotic or flavored teas and you can offer both iced and hot tea if desired.
~ You don’t have to use china. You can use fancy disposables if desired; formal or playful. This will make the table viewing interesting as well.
~ Teen Challenge will supply an 8×10” table placard with your name and table theme name. Please provide that information whenever possible before the event. Since the space at the table can get limited, it’s suggested that you display the placard on top of your (hostess) plate. These can be removed upon serving food. Your place setting should be positioned so that the placard can be easily seen when approaching the table.
~ A place setting can consist of a dinner plate, water/iced tea glass, teacup and saucer, assorted flatware and napkin. For the table: serving pieces/dishes for sugar cubes, sweetener packets, cream, lemon rounds, salt and pepper, and accompanying serving flatware. The place setting is too tight to include a dessert plate, so desserts will be served in their own dish. Include a centerpiece or other decorations. Options can be plate chargers, place cards, and a small token gift for guests if desired, but not necessary. Some ladies enjoy even decorating the chairs with chair covers or bows. The chairs are burgundy, padded stack chairs. Please, no glitter or glitter encrusted decorations!
~ Fire restrictions prohibit open flames, so please use battery operated candles.
When to set up
~ You may set your table any time on the Friday prior between 1:00 and 5:30 PM (you must leave by 6:00 PM). Or set up the Saturday morning of the event beginning at 9:00 AM. Everything should be in place by 11:15 AM on Saturday. The doors will open for guests at 11:30 AM.
~ The main side office entrance is where to unload and load your items.
~ If leaving any china or silver on Friday, it can be placed in a secured storage area and you can store your packing boxes and other supplies there as well.
~ If you have a teapot, you can fill it with hot water just before 12:30 to serve at your table.
~ If you don’t have a teapot, a server with a cart will come to the tables with hot water to fill individual teacups. Also on the cart will be water, ice, and additional iced tea if needed.
~ We will provide sugars, cream, and lemon rounds. One cup of homemade lemon curd and jam for the scones will be provided if you want to serve in your own serving dishes rather than their plastic cups. Please arrive early enough on Saturday to fill all your serving pieces.
~ You may want to bring a plastic bin to put any dirty dishes in to transport home. Garbage bins will be available to scrape off any residue from your dishes.
~ The food will be presented on clear plastic plates served via buffet by servers. This will protect your plates from the danger of being carried and broken and clean up will be easier.
~ If you wish to donate something for the silent auction, it can be brought on the days of set up. The item can be new, vintage, or handcrafted. Please send a photo of the item(s), description, and approximate value to email@example.com prior.
We’re grateful for event sponsors! Please visit THIS page to contribute to this event. All proceeds go to impact lives through Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth.
Thank you so much!! We are looking forward to great fellowship and festivities at Pinky Up! Remember – Hats optional!