ABOUT Tea with Mrs. B
A Special Event Tea Room with Etiquette Training and Camps in the heart of the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Rebecca Czarniecki, maven of manners, etiquette and poise, otherwise known as Mrs. B, hosts teas and special events that teach people of all ages a mix of traditional and modern etiquette practices. She grew up around the world; comfortable and at home wherever she was, collecting friends like treasures along the way. A peace keeper, an entertainer and dancer, a ten o’clock scholar and a late night baker in her university years, Rebecca’s talent for entertaining is only surpassed by her passion for the happiness of others. Her academic prowess gave rise to attaining a graduate degree from the University of Denver, Colorado. Exercising her entrepreneurial skills as “The Muffin Lady,” where she gained loyal patronage on the ski slopes and university, selling baked goods, is where she found her love for tea and children. A timely and fortuitous marriage saved her from the unbridled wild west of Colorado. She met and married Jesse Czarniecki of Indiana and settled down to a lovely cottage life in Arlington, Virginia. They now have a young son, cat, dog, bees and a salt-water aquarium
- Flexibility and a team happy to serve you
- Wide selection of optional add-ons to make your event unforgettable
- We can accommodate a maximum of 20 seated or more for a buffet style tea
- Wi-Fi and AV System
- Additional time for any event as requested
- An event coordinator to tend to all of the details for your event
- Private use of the tearoom
- Staff to set up and cleanup
- An event is scheduled and secured upon receipt of a $100 deposit and signed contract. Please contact us at Info@TeawithMrsB.com or call 202-448-2930 to check for availability. Deposit is non-refundable.
Boys and girls welcome! Age appropriate manners instructions are sprinkled throughout the party, giving every child the fancy experience of high tea with friends. We have imaginative, engaging activities and a variety of optional add-ons to complement every theme. Tea party themes for ladies and gentlemen: Mrs. B’s signature Little Lady, Royal, Favorite Doll, Spa, Fairies and Intergalactic. Parties are 90 minutes in length with additional time as requested.
The standard party program includes:
- Full set up and clean up
- A brilliant staff to entertain and enchant your guests
- A child-friendly setting, decorated to accommodate theme
- Unique, custom tea table setting with fresh flowers
- The use of lovely, crisp linens, china, crystal, silver and gold accouterment
- Complimentary beverage; tea treats are catered separately
- Hand-made invitations (delivered to you or mailed)
- Gift bags (includes tea cup, tea, sugar, tongs and toy in a tied off with a ribbon)
- Parents’ table
- Professional photography
- Pony or Unicorn rides
- Real Princess visit
- Tea party themes for ladies and gentlemen: Mrs. B’s signature Little Lady, Royal, Favorite Doll, Spa, Fairies, Intergalactic or a theme of your choosing
- Additional time as requested
“Hands down (pinkies up) this is the best party I have EVER attended! This is coming from a grandmother who has hosted parties for my two children and attended countless more for my grandchildren! You deserve four stars just for the fact you actually use fine china and exquisite linens for children. Service and smiles were equally as memorable.”
Mrs. B’s Falls Church location is a perfect setting for private events such as Bridal and Baby Showers. Please inquire for date & time.
“Seeing as I am from out of town this made planning my friend’s shower a breeze. We loved every detail and the flexibility to do some of the décor and treats on our own. Thank you!”
~ Miss James
Girl Scouts are near and dear to Mrs. B’s heart. She offers special programs just for Scouts! Mrs. B is happy to accommodate any theme to assist scouts in earning badges as well. The Scout program is one hour and includes full use of the tea room, includes tea time treats and a customized lesson to fit the celebration.
“Our Troop loves you and the parents are appreciative, as well, for the lessons you shared with all of us. We were especially impressed with your creativity, sense of playful imagination, and your confidence-building approach. It was a fun and meaningful afternoon and we are grateful for your time and energy.”
Based on Fairfax, Arlington and Falls Church school calendars
Join Mrs. B for individual days off from school, Spring Break or Summer and SNOW DAYS! Daily activities include arts & crafts, games, treasure hunts, exercise and dance, all while incorporating the importance of everyday manners! Broaden your child’s experiences by giving them the gift of culture and a healthy dose of all-day etiquette lessons while having FUN. By becoming part of our camp, your child is be entitled to an on-going skill building program and personal relationship development. We take great pride in honing good manners, proper etiquette and social graces so that your child can shine.
- Camps are limited in size. Ages 4-12 years old welcome.
- Optional add-ons are: extra care from 8-9am and 3-5pm and catered lunch.
8-9am: Early Bird Drop Off (optional)
9:15am: Greetings and making new friends
9:15-10am: Morning exercises – dance, yoga or treasure hunt
10-10:45am: Table time manners and tea
11-12:15pm: Dress up, makeup and fun play
12:30-1pm: Lunch then big-screen movie time to relax
1-2:30pm: Walk to the local park or crafts
2:45-3pm: Clean up and prepare for Parent Pickup
3-5pm: Late Owl Parent Pick Up (optional)
School Closings/Teacher Work Days: Please find all camp dates on the RSVP link at the top of this page.
Snow Days: We observe Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria and Falls Church school closings. Please check the RSVP link at the top of this page for last minute “Snow Day” additions to our calendar! If it is not on there, give us a ring…we can often make last minute accommodations.
Spring Break: April 10-14
Summer Camp: 2017 will have limited weeks of camps so please make your reservations as soon as possible.
August 14-18, 21-25
“This is my daughter’s favorite camp for the last 3 years. If she could spend the entire summer at TWMB, she would! It’s such a happy, enriching environment. Mrs. B and her team promote confidence, kindness, creativity, positive choices, flexibility and make it all FUN!”
~ Mrs. Holtry-Hughes
Join Mrs. B for occasional sophisticated afternoons or evenings out and about. She invites your child to join her as she ventures to theaters, specialty shows, art museums and other engaging excursions. Generally, all outings include a bite to eat so proper meal time manners are both encouraged and exercised. Dates, such as these, are a perfect way to put lessons from home to good use and show that good manners are the key to adventure, freedom and social grace.
Every young gentleman needs a fairy godmother to encourage him and instill comportment. Allow Mrs. B and her team of good-mannered helpers to introduce your son to fun, entertaining and engaging manners classes. Table time manners, conversational skills, confidence-building and being comfortable in social settings will be the focus of each class. Mrs. B also creatively interweaves suggestions by parents. Ages 6-10.
Twirl to Charm School with Mrs. B! Each class is tailored to refine social graces and explore the unique and relevant issues affecting young ladies today. Classes are held one class at a time with specific lessons for each meeting. A lunch, dinner or tea service allows us to cultivate comportment and canvass modern concerns challenging young women. Ages 9-14.
Mrs. B offers private and personalized sessions for adults and/or teens looking to brush up on their manners. We are happy to host sessions at our location or a public venue (restaurant, cafe, etc.) Please call or email to schedule a private session.
Mrs. B offers a special Manners and Tea program for elementary-aged children through school enrichment programs. Weekly classes are held after school and can be tailored to your school curriculum. We have provided programs for the last 5 years throughout Arlington and Fairfax County and several private schools. We boast rave reviews with many children returning time and time again.
No need to pull out all of your fancy linens and lace! You and your child are cordially invited to sophisticated open play, weekly at Mrs. B’s fun and fancy tea room. Children and parents alike are welcome to read from Mrs. B’s library, utilize crafts and free play. Light tea treats will be provided, as you are encouraged to set up your own tea party with your child. Every third Thursday of the month, we will be joined by Dr. Melissa Kerley for French stories and lessons as well!
Allow your child to enjoy a decadent evening of dress up, culture, treasure hunts, dinner and a film on Mrs. B’s big screen projector. The evening encompasses Mrs. B’s signature table manners and the importance of introductions and greetings. This is one of our most popular events – reservations are only secured with payment. Please call or email for availability. This is drop–off event.
Allow Mrs. B to take you and your child on a Saturday morning adventure through her magical tea room! Toddler Tea is a couples event, geared toward toddlers (0-4) and a parent, to share in an intimate manners-themed story time, with light dress-up and tea. Worried your little one might be a bull in a china (or tea shop)? Fret not! Mrs. B thinks tots should enjoy the finer things too. After all, a broken tea cup here or there builds character. Call or email to make your reservation today.
“We always have so much fun and the lessons definitely come home with us!” ~ Mrs. Venos