Tea with Ainee
Teatime with ainee is honoring this upcoming Centennial Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary Canada. It is an FYI!
Afternoon Tea Dancing in the Streets
This Sunday, the castle-like hotel is hosting a party that will literally stop traffic along 9 Avenue S.W. The Fairmont Palliser’s Centennial Afternoon Tea Dance takes place Sunday, June 15 between 2 and 4 p.m. There will be big bands and swing dancing in the street. Pastries will be given out and tea will be served. It’s an ode to the glory days of the Palliser’s afternoon tea dances.
The mid-afternoon parties are a product of the Victorian era that carried through the early 20th century when live orchestras would play and well-dressed guests would dance and snack into the early evening.
Tea dances were a way to cut costs — buffet-style afternoon parties with tea was much less expensive than a sit-down supper. The Fairmont Palliser did hold supper dances including the Cowboy Ball, held during the first week of the Calgary Stampede between 1924 and 1939, which was so popular that dancers overflowed the lobby onto the street.
Read entire article at: http://www.avenuecalgary.com/Things-to-Do/Afternoon-Tea-Dancing-in-the-Streets/
Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!