International Women’s Day, March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. This year’s theme is “Break the Bias.”

On Sunday, March 6, the Thrift Shop Committee will be hosting a tea to celebrate the achievements of women and our League. The event will consist of a “History of Royal Cuisine and Tea,” with Jennifer G. Morgan, JLP Past President and Sustainer, a talk with Kristin Contino, local author of “A House Full of Windsor,” who will discuss the role of The Queen and women in the royal family along with her book’s connection to Philadelphia, and a discussion about the achievements of our League year.

We are offering a pickup of afternoon tea boxes which include eight tea sandwiches, a scone, three pastries, and tea to brew at home. For an additional amount, you can purchase a teacup and saucer set from the Thrift Shop and receive one Ways & Means Credit for the event. Or, you can brew your own tea, or pick up from your favorite local café, and join us for the virtual event. All participants will be entered in a drawing to win a fabulous gift from the Thrift Shop.

Pickup locations for the boxed afternoon tea will be at the Thrift Shop on Saturday, March 5 and in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia on Sunday, March 6. Both locations will require a mask for pickup.

The event is open to all. Members may invite guests; however, tickets must be purchased on the member site. Venture in the Thrift Shop for tea-related outfits, teacups and more! The Thrift Shop will be open during the Saturday tea box pickup. After the event, we hope to see members posting on social media using the #spilltheteawithjlp hashtag to celebrate.

Ticket prices for the virtual event are: $10 Virtual event only; $35 Virtual event plus Afternoon Tea box from A Taste of Britain; $45 Virtual event plus Afternoon Tea box, teacup and saucer set, and one Ways and Means Credit. Click here to purchase tickets.