Socialize with friends and ring in the New Year with and old-fashioned New Year’s Tea Party and Cookie Contest. Visitors will gather under the historic 1914 gilded ceiling mural by H. Siddons Mowbray in a festively decorated Wykeham Room. The Museum will have Washington photo albums out for guests to browse. Bring a tea cup and will provide tea and sandwiches. Registration is requested. Please email your name(s) to [email protected] or call the Library at 860-868-7586.
One of the highlights of the Tea is the return of the Cookie Contest! The contest will give bakers an opportunity to have their culinary creations judged by professionals. Cookies should be homemade and baked by the contestant. Cookies will be judged in the following categories: most creative, best tasting, most festive, most original, baked by children under 16, and best overall.
Young bakers (ages 10-16) are encouraged to enter the cookie contest and compete in any of the categories. While the judges are picking a winner, youngsters can enjoy a hot cocoa bar, rounds of cookie bingo, a blind Oreo taste test, and a cookie decorating station! Bakers are encouraged to bring a friend to join in the fun.
Those interested in participating should pre-register by calling the library, signing up at the front desk, or submitting the entry form found on our website. Entrants should submit 3 dozen cookies to the library at least half an hour before the event. Plates are to be submitted with an entry form.
Gunn Memorial Library and Museum
5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT 06793