Events & Programs
Victorian Tea Party
Location:  St. Mary's Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St., Sycamore
Time:  2:00 - 4:00
Cost:  $20 for adults/ $10 for children 10 and under

The Sycamore History Museum is serving up tea on Sunday, September 17. This historical “Tea Party” will be an enjoyable event for young ladies, mothers, grandmothers, and friends. While enjoying a sip of tea (lemonade will also be available) and sampling sandwiches, scones, and desserts, visitors will  enjoy Liz Bockman informative talk about Tea Etiquette. Afterwards, the young ladies will have the opportunity to share their knowledge about etiquette with the character Ariel. The afternoon also includes a Best Hat Competition, Tea Party Bingo, a children’s hat decorating table, and a silent auction.

Liz Bockman has a diverse professional background. She brings experience in developing and implementing programs on customer service, and business management. While the tea is served, she will explore the proper way to eat scones and finger foods, how to sit properly, along with the history of and proper uses of napkins.

Ariel will be presented by Parties with Character. Since Ariel is not too sure about our ‘human ways’ this is a fun way to for our younger guests to show off what they learned about etiquette from Mrs. Bockman’s talk. There will also be an opportunity to have your photo taken with Ariel. This year we are making an extra effort to make the program work for people of all ages.

The afternoon will end with the opportunity to enjoy a carriage ride.

Tickets are available for $20 ($10 for children under 10), and can be purchased on-line at, at the Sycamore History Museum 1730 N. Main Street, or at the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce August 25. Tickets should be purchased in advance. There is also the opportunity to be a table sponsor at $200 which includes: 8 Tickets, 8 “Teapot” tickets (larger silent auction items), 8 “Teacup tickets” (smaller silent auction items), and 8 Bingo cards. To sponsor a table, please call 815-895-5762. Click here to purchase tickets on-line:

This event is sponsored by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Banner Up Signs, and Parties with Character. Doors will open at 1:45. The Tea Party will be held at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman Street in Sycamore. For more information call 815-895-5762.




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