The Un-birthday group is a new community group for women 21-35 that are mostly new to State College (some members are originally from state college). The Un-birthday Group takes the work out of finding people and skips the "do you maybe want to hang out sometime" and the pain of trying to decide what to do, when, and where. We meet and have parties when it's not anyone's birthday and try to raise funds for the community =)
An Un-birthday is best with a tea party =) East-West Crossing Books Teas and Folks Arts seemed like the perfect place to have a tea party. Their website boasts you can "pamper yourself with a three-course tea service, beginning with Citrus Salad and freshly baked scone, along with your choice of teas. Next feast on a selection of savory treats, such as mini-quiche, vegetable tarts, & cucumber tea sandwiches. End with a tray of dessert dainties, from gourmet treats such as mini-eclairs, fruit tort, fresh fruit, cheesecake bites, or gourmet chocolates.Your tea will be refreshed endlessly, so that you can linger over the many flavors of a delightful afternoon with friends." If you think that sounds wonderful you are exactly right, it was wonderful indeed. With the group getting new members all the time there is always a new face at the events. Meeting new members and enjoying such a wonderful afternoon with great conversation, tea, and dainty delights was more than lovely.
I discussed with the group my intention of writing letters asking for donations to the local businesses in State College to help us with a number of events that I have stewing and brewing on my mind that I would like to make happen. The group welcomed the idea and I took action mailing out 70 letters and still counting. A few have sadly come back but things are looking up since the group received an e-mail from Rita's Ice letting us hold meetings there and offering a 10% discount when we do. It's not much but its a nice start anyway. I intend to take them up on that when the fair weather arrives =)