About Mrs. B

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

Services

  • Private Parties
    Children’s Birthday Tea Party,  Wedding & Baby Showers, Scout Teas
  • Camps
    Camps (Day, Spring Break, Summer, and Snow Day), Open Play, Private Events
  • Manners

    Mr. Manners, Charm School, Theater Outings, Adult & Corporate, Enrichment

  • Public Events
    Sophisticated Open Play, Royal Ball, Toddler Tea
Private parties
What you get at any TWMB party
  • 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.
CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY

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

 

Optional Add-ons:

  • 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)
  • Balloons
  • 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.”
~Teresa Chemino

WEDDING & BABY SHOWERS

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

SCOUT AND CLUB TEAS

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.”
~Mrs. Date

SPACE RENTALS

Additionally, Mrs. B is happy to lend her location for Private Events. All inquiries, please call or email.

Camp

Based on Fairfax, Arlington and Falls Church calendars

Join Mrs. B for day, Spring Break or Summer Camps! Daily activities include arts & crafts, games, exercise and dance, all whilst incorporating the importance of everyday manners and etiquette! Broaden your child’s experiences by giving them the gift of culture while having fun. By becoming part of our camp, your child will be entitled to an on-going skill building program, honing good manners, proper etiquette and social graces. Camps are limited in size, ages 4-12 years old welcome.

 

School Closings/Teacher Work Days: 2016-17 dates TBA

Snow Days: We observe Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria and Falls Church school closings. Please email for last minute “Snow Day” additions to our calendar!

 

Summer Camp: Monday through Friday, June 13 – September 2

camp will not be held July 4 – 8 & 25 – 29

 

“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

Manners
SUMMER NIGHT OUT WITH MRS. B
Pizzeria Orso & Creative Cauldron in Falls Church

Join Mrs. B for a sophisticated night out in the little city of Falls Church. Mrs. B will treat your child to dinnertime etiquette over a prefixe menu at Pizzeria Orso. We will then take a summer evening stroll to the Creative Cauldron for a performance of “The Wind in the Willows.” This is a perfect introductory course to social engagement and public protocol. 

MISTER MANNERS FOR YOUNG MEN

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. 

CHARM SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES

Twirl into 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 will be held one Friday night a month in Mrs. B’s fantastical Falls Church tea room. We will enjoy dinner and tea, cultivate comportment and canvass modern concerns challenging young women.

TEEN, ADULT and CORPORATE ETIQUETTE

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. 

SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

Mrs. B offers Manners to 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 with rave reviews, many children returning time and time again!

Public events
SOPHISTICATED OPEN PLAY

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!

ROYAL BALL

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. 

TODDLER TEA

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