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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
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The money you raise at your Blooming Great Tea Party will also help fund vital research to ensure people get better care at the end of their lives.
We are delighted that they have held a tea party again this summer and a massive well done to everyone involved for raising such a brilliant total.
Hannah Leckie, Marie Curie community fundraiser in Cardiff and the Vale, said: "We had a fantastic time sharing a cuppa and cake with everyone and hope we've inspired lots of people to hold their own Blooming Great Tea Party later in the month.
She reworks survey data from Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) to compare Tea Party women both with other GOP women and with Independents and Democrats, and she contrasts positions taken by Tea Party leaders with the politics of everyday supporters.
The tea party's two chief priorities are reducing the national debt by eliminating government spending and reducing taxes.
Get involved with a Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie
And, when you are having your vintage tea party experience, just remind yourself that you are actually still in Cyprus.
The Tea Party is not easy to define, as the term "Tea Party" has been used unevenly and has been applied irregularly by the political media.
She also has chaired for two terms the Legislature's TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee.
25-30 Gallup poll, demonstrate that despite what appears to be a lower profile this year, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party -- about 18% of all national adults -- remains a powerful force, given their higher interest in the election and higher motivation to vote.
The Tea Party does not advocate the IRS or NSA spying on citizens whose philosophy differs from the present government.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is asking people from the North East to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party this June to help raise funds for the charity.
AS a local Marie Curie volunteer fundraiser I would like to invite everyone in Warwickshire to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie Cancer Care in June.
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THE guys at British Military Fitness (below) held their own tea party in the park to show that anyone can hold a tea party to help raise funds for Marie Curie.