Take a journey back in time and across the ocean to Fatima, Portugal, 1917! This year’s Mary’s Garden Party theme is: Our Lady of Fatima-100 Years of Grace. We will be dressing, eating and dancing like as we follow Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia through the visions of Fatima toward their journey to sainthood!
Badge work may include: Our Lady of Fatima badge, St. Ann Sewing badge (new), St. Vitus Dance Badge (new) St. Brendan Watercraft Badge (new) or St. Elizabeth of Hungary Cooking Badge.
Some camps will also host a Square Dance! Keep checking back for updates!
Registrations are now open for our three scheduled camps for the summer (links on right…scroll down). Other pages for activities, menus and schedules will be updated soon. See you soon!
Here is the last video of highlights for this summer’s Mary’s Garden Party. This was held in Leesburg, VA July 8-10. We are planning on returning to Freedom Center in Leesburg July 21-23 , 2017, so save the date!
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Enjoy the beautiful outdoor pictures from Lake St. Joseph Mary’s Garden Party held in Crestwood, KY July 22-24,2016.
Thanks to all who braved the heat, especially Carrie McGraw for taking over the tree/tracking ID segment of our Outdoor Adventures Badge and Maggie Stromberg, Theresa Stromberg and Elizabeth Stromberg for all their help, too. Special thanks to Sr. Martha, our beautiful and gracious host.
Our July Marathon of Mary’s Garden Party has ended, but the memories live on! Thanks to all those who made the camps a huge success. We will be posting videos from the camps over the next few day. The first on is from Pine Island, Minnesota. Many thanks to Carol Nelson, Felicity Taylor, Elizabeth Stromberg, Rachel Watkins and the priests at the Church of St. Michael in Pine Island. See you next year!
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Check out this great video with highlights from the Indiana Mary’s Garden Party! There is still time to register for Mary’s Garden Party in Virginia (July 8-10), Minnesota (July 15-17) and Kentucky (July 22-24)! Don’t miss out on all the great times!
These lovely lady shirts embroidered with the Mary’s Garden Party logo are gifts to all the moms who attend the camps with their daughters. Pictures of the daughter’s shirts coming soon!
Girls and moms will also have the opportunity to decorate their very own tea cups and saucers! These come with instructions to bake and use for your own home tea parties! All this–and so much more–is included in your camp registration fees. So register TODAY!
We’re gearing up for the first Mary’s Garden Party in Indianapolis June 17-19, 2016 and here a quick are some of the badges we are working on:
Every camper will get these three badges, the new Year of Mercy badge, the Mother/Daughter tea badge and our own Mary’s Garden Party badge. Don’t worry if you have already gotten a tea badge or Mary’s Garden Party badge. For you we have the cool year pins to add to your badge (the one shown has this year’s pin already attached.) And for those of you who already have the Mother/Daughter Tea badge, we have these adorable little teapot charms you can pin to your badge.
All materials to earn the badges are included in your registration fee, as are the badges, pins and charms themselves.
Don’t forget that registration fees go up May 31st, so register today!
This beautiful antique Bavarian China added to Silent Auction!
This beautiful 22K gold trimmed tea pot, three cups and saucers and sugar pot have been added to the silent auction whimsical teapots. We will be taking bids on these teapots (see previous post for more pics) at our Mary’s Garden Parties in Indiana, Virginia, Minnesota and Kentucky.
We’ll also have available some very special teas from Sisters Tea Parlor in Kentucky. These teas will be associated with each one of St. Therese’s sisters, who each had a unique place in her life. Just like teas and teapots, each of St. Therese’s sisters had their own “flavor” and place in the family. Come to our camps and learn more about the beauty of St. Therese’s sisters while you make some new Catholic sisters of your own!
Look what we have for you if you come to a Mary’s Garden Party this year!
These adorable tea bonnets you can pin your charities to and color coordinated just for you and your team members!
You can take these and all the goodies you receive in these stylish polka dot bags!
Of course, we have to have a tea party with such fancy hats, so after the tea party we are silent auctioning off some whimsical teapots. Here a pic of a few we’ve acquired for the Mary’s Garden Party tea parties: