Tea party to celebrate Queen’s 90th

The Queen’s Birthday tea party takes place at the Heritage House garden on Monday, June 13.

The June 11 long weekend marks the Queen’s 90th birthday, and on the Brac the event will be celebrated in style at the Queen’s Birthday Tea Party.

Hosted by the Cayman Brac District Committee for the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, the tea party will take place at Brac Heritage House in North East Bay from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on June 13.

“This is our fourth annual event and it is always a special celebration of our beloved Queen Elizabeth II,” said organizer Kathleen Bodden-Harris.

“We celebrate by offering an elegant and tasty outdoor garden party tea in the late afternoon.

“Some participants enjoy the opportunity to wear fancy hats and wear their party outfits, and tables are decorated with lace tablecloths and fresh floral arrangements of native plants,” she said.

“Savory and sweet treats including scones, mini quiches, tea sandwiches such as cucumber and Branston pickle and cheese, cream puffs, eclairs and brownies are served on china, along with exotic teas, and the setting is staged for a royal affair with classical music in the background.”

Each year

Debbi Truchan and Kathleen Bodden-Harris at last year's tea party.
Debbi Truchan and Kathleen Bodden-Harris at last year’s tea party.

local artists lend their talents to the affair, providing an opportunity for the residents and visitors to view the works and add to their collections.

“The event offers a chance to immerse yourself in the mission of the Cayman Brac National Trust,” said Ms. Bodden-Harris.

“You’ll be able to mingle with members who will share their experiences and discuss local projects that may interest you,” she said, noting members who are experts on the flora and fauna of the Brac will also be on hand to answer questions about specific plants or birds of interest.

Ms. Bodden-Harris also noted that book sales, sale items and raffles will benefit the Committee’s Lands Acquisition Fund.

“Monies raised give the National Trust the needed means to buy land to exist in the wild for perpetuity, by providing a refuge and sanctuary where native wildlife of both plants and animals can exist unmolested from the developing world around them,” said Ms. Bodden-Harris.

“So far, almost all our raffle tickets have been sold, meaning over $1,000 has already been raised to split between the winner and the local committee for National Trust. Get your tickets while you can as the more that are sold, the sweeter the pot and the better your chances to go home with a pocket full of cash!”

Ms. Bodden-Harris said winners do not need to be present at the drawing, which takes place at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for the small item raffle will only be on sale at the event.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12; kids under 3 are free. Call 924-7898 for more information.