tea party

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tea party

1. An afternoon social gathering, typically of women, at which tea and light fare is served. My aunt used to host tea parties in her house for the women who worked in her office building.
2. A child's role-playing game that emulates the social interactions and etiquette of such gatherings. My mom bought a play tea set for my daughter, but it's actually my son who really enjoys having tea parties.
See also: party, tea

tea party

1. n. a wild drinking party. (Like the Mad Hatter’s party in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.) There was a loud tea party going on in the corner booth when Marlowe came in.
2. n. something easy; a pleasant and unstressful event. The test was a real tea party. No sweat.
See also: party, tea