Mother's Day tea

Staff Writer

The Colville HUB Senior Center held a Tea in honor of mother on Saturday, May 13. The feast and decorations were prepared for by several dedicated women with a crew of helpers serving. The event was to honor mothers, and future mothers, for all that they do. Tables were decorated in a variety of themes from cowboys to strawberries. The Senior Center would like to make this an annual event and encourages others to get involved in next year's festivities.

Afternoon tea (sometimes referred to as “high tea”) was started in the mid-1800s by the Duchess of Bedford. Around this time, kerosene lamps were introduced in wealthier homes pushing dinners back to 8 p.m. The Duchess became hungry waiting for dinner and invited friends over for snacks and tea. The idea of afternoon teas spread throughout high society making it popular. The Senior Center's tea party on Saturday mimicked such events with thought-out decorations and dainty foods.