New crafting event combines tea and terrariums

A Kailua-based organization that works to foster the artist in everyone is hosting a new series of events called Thursday Terrarium Tea Party. It’s a hands-on workshop that lets people make their own little gardens in a globe, while enjoying tea and a scone. The series launches on May 11.

“From experienced to beginners, our events will let your creative juices flow while creating a zen-like environment influenced by our island home. Each creation is a modern take on the traditional terrarium, inspired by nature and its elements (air, earth and water). Every guest will leave with their very own one-of-a-kind succulent terrarium,” says the press release.

Thursday Terrarium Tea Party sample terrarium. Courtesy: Art Bridge Events

The tea party is coordinated by Art Bridge Events, a new group that “aims to bring the community together through art, thereby building a bridge between artists and non-artists by nurturing creativity and positivity,” according to its website.

Art Bridge Events suggests this crafty workshop is perfect for ladies’ night out, date night, birthdays, special gatherings, bridal shower, creative night, family bonding, and more.

Thursday Terrarium Tea Party (May 11 – July 2017):
Every Thursday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Anuenue Exquisite Tea –  25 Maluniu Avenue, Suite 102, Kailua

Classes include: 2 hours expert instruction, basic knowledge, plants, 8″ glass bubble terrarium, ingredients, added toppings, helpful tips, assembly and care instructions.

Guests also receive one choice of Anuenue Signature Tea and one specialty baked item.
Cost per person is $50.

Additional activities/classes and workshops will soon be announced on Oahu, in Honolulu and Waikiki.


For additional information, visit or @ArtBridgeEvents

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