TeapotWhat a magical afternoon we had at our Royal Tea Party! The atmosphere was filled with elegance, generosity, laughter, and a sense of community, making this event unforgettable. We were blessed with picture-perfect weather, creating a delightful Prosecco reception in the courtyard. It was the ideal prelude to the grand affair that awaited us in the Octagon Room at Shangri-La Springs!

After the reception, guests were whisked away to a world of culinary delights, piping hot tea, and the inspiring fashions of Gretchen Scott, donned by mothers and children who previously stayed at Ronald McDonald House Charities SWFL!


Thanks to the generosity of our community, we netted over $31,000!

Thank you to our wonderful event chair, Suzanne Costa!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to our incredible sponsors:

  • Royal Majesty Sponsor: Coldwell Banker Realty Cares Foundation
  • Royal Highness Sponsors: Golisano Children’s Hospital – Lee Health, California Closets, Laura Ragain
  • Duchess Sponsor: Margaret Strawser
  • Underwriters: Cecelia Adams (Musician + Printing), MidWest One Bank (Teacups), Patricia Bander (Centerpieces), Marianne Kircher (Champagne Reception)
  • In-Kind Sponsor: Vectra Digital
  • Media Sponsor: Gulfshore Life
  • Raffle Sponsors: Marilyn’s Luxury Boutique, Yamron Jewelers, Key West Express
  • Fashion Show: Gretchen Scott Designs
  • Venue Sponsor: Shangri-La Springs

And to the talented artists who showcased their incredible work, your creativity, passion, and generosity contributed to the magical ambiance, making the event a feast for the eyes! Thank you to:

Thanks to our dedicated Event Committee:

  • Suzanne Costa, Event Chair
  • Laura Barnard, Art Committee
  • Terry DeMonaco, Decorating Committee
  • Jeffrey Fisher, Art & Flower Committee
  • Maureen Landry, Decorating Committee

We also invite you to check out all the photos from this wonderful day by clicking here: rmhcswfl.smugmug.com/Royal-Tea/2023-Royal-Tea-Party

To everyone who attended, sponsored, underwrote, and contributed in any way – thank you for participating in this spectacular event. Your presence and support significantly impact us, and we are truly grateful for each of you! Let’s cherish the memories of our Royal Tea Party and look forward to more enchanting moments in the future. Stay tuned for updates on the beautiful outcomes your contributions will make possible!

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