Saturday, January 21, 2012

Crew Review of the "Historic Propylaeum"



***Crew Review***

We attended a wonderful "Breakfast with Santa" in December 2011 and a "Dolly and Me" tea in January 2012 at the Historic Indianapolis Propylaeum.  The Greek word Propylaeum means "gateway" and this applies nicely to their mission to provide a center of cultivation for the public, particularly the women of Indianapolis. 
Located in a gorgeous historic home on Delaware Street that dates back to circa 1890, its rich history lives on in the mission of this organization as they strive to provide entertainment events for people in the area.  Children's teas, women's luncheons, family meals, evening buffets, New Years parties, and Spa Days are just a few of the many opportunities offered at this great find.  It's easy to find and we like that they have their own parking lot for us to use! 

There are 13 children's themed teas planned for the calendar year.  Pricing, dates, and times of their many events are on their website.  Most events are catered meals and nice attire is a good idea!  (We just like a reason to dress up, too!)

 
We've got a strong interest in historic architecture and it warms our heart to find venues like this preserving history and providing wonderful opportunities for the community!


 



"Dolly and Me" Children's Tea!
Tea themes scheduled each month!



For the "Dolly and Me" Tea, you want to make sure to set your
Doll in the middle and always in your sight!




A craft awaits you at your seat....a beautiful necklace can be made!




Many treats and finger foods make the tea complete!




Head upstairs to the third floor for a story in the ballroom. 
Your Dolly sits nicely on your lap!





It's a great function for Mommies, Daughters, Grandmas, and friends
 and a perfect reason to put on your pretty dress!







-The pictures below represent the character and history of the home!-

Greeted by the grand stairway at the entry, we had to pause just to take it all in!
A view down from the second floor....gorgeous woodwork!


 
One of several banquet rooms for many great events. 
Original woodwork, fireplace, and hardwood floors add to the character of this home!


 
Time for tea!  This is one of the spots where the Children's Teas are held!


If you're nosey, I mean interested, like we were, take a self-guided tour through the home!
Don't get lost....it's huge!


We made our way to the third floor and found bedrooms, bathrooms, and a ballroom that was once used as a dance studio from the 1930s to the 1960s!


Loved this stop!  Check their schedule on their website for current offerings!
Something fun, unique, and perfect for teaching little ones a bit about formal tea etiquette and the past!



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