Thursday, May 30, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Biggest Cook Islands Morning Tea

Proserpine Community Centre hosted their Biggest Morning Tea event last Friday.

The theme for the event was ‘Come to the Cook Islands’ and bright colours and traditional Cook Island ‘ei katu or flower crowns were all in sight.

Every guest was greeted with a handmade flower crown, the room was filled with them, and Tivaevae quilts adorned the walls, coconuts and flowers decorated the tables, all items bringing together a vibrant tropical theme.

During the morning, there was of course morning tea as well as a fashion show, music and more.

All this was organised and hosted by 15 local ladies, calling themselves The Tivaevae Mamas, and they were thrilled with the success with over 60 people attending the lively event.

This morning tea, however, wasn’t just a nice afternoon full of fun and laughs, it was a charity event which raised $2,700 for Cancer Research, an outstanding amount of money that will go to a great cause.

The morning concluded with a give-away, spreading more joy to the Proserpine community.

A raffle for the Tivaevae quilt decoration, flowers, a set of cushions and Lucky Door prizes all went to a new home to be enjoyed.

Colourful handmade flower crowns were the theme of the day. Photos supplied

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