Tables in the ballroom at the Grove Hotel were decorated with poinsettias and framed quotes from Jane Austen. Lighted Christmas trees decorated the room. Music by harpist Alexander Combs set an elegant atmosphere.
Guests were greeted by Susan Durst and Monica Van Bussum, who staffed the registration table. Each guest received a name tag and place card prepared by tea registrar Irene Miller Coen.
Inside the ballroom, guests browsed the book and gift sale managed by Katelyn Holland and Karin Holland, and purchased raffle tickets for gift baskets prepared by Nanci Fritschle. Cheryl Russell Griebenow, Kris Kendall and Susana Ossandon helped with raffle ticket sales.
Tea service included scones with jam, finger sandwiches, sweets, and lots of tea.