Come Experience More Than Great History at Heritage Square!

Spring Tea 2018

May 12th 2:00-4:00 p.m. Don't forget to wear your favorite 1920s theme outfit for our contest.

Enjoy high tea in the gorgeous outdoor plaza setting of Heritage Square, surrounded by beautifully restored historic homes, with warm sunshine and blue skies above and the cool ocean breeze in the background. Celebrate the golden era of the 1920s, when your mothers and grandmothers grew up, with our theme of “How to be a Flapper, in Mind, Body and Spirit.” 

Festivities include live piano music of the 1920s, a Charleston lesson and a 1920s fashion show. Create your own 1920s outfit to join our informal fashion show and enter the costume contest for a chance to win a prize.  Elegant “Prohibition cocktails” will be available, starting at 1:30, no host, with an appearance by one of Ventura County’s early woman bootleggers!  

Shop for last minute Mother’s Day gifts from among the gift baskets provided by The Friends of Heritage Square.  There will also be door prizes given away.

High Tea refreshments include a variety of scrumptious tea sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit and desserts, catered by La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Tea service will be delivered by costumed docents, beginning at 2:00.  Registration begins at 1:30.

Invite a group of friends to join you for a wonderful day together to celebrate friendship, sisterhood and motherhood. Bring the youngsters too, it’s a great way to share the elegance of a bygone era.  Tables are available for 6-8 when you make your reservation.

To help you get into the swing of the Roaring Twenties, we offer 2 pre-event presentations.

  • “Oxnard in the 1920s: The New Hollywood” will be held at Heritage Square Hall on Saturday April 28, 1:00-2:00,
  • Followed by “How to be a Flapper, in Mind, Body and Spirit”, a 1920s costume workshop, 2:00-3:00. Fashions for costumes will be available for sale at reasonable prices.  This workshop will help you put together your outfit for the tea, fashion show and contest! Bring you own dress and we’ll help you figure out how to accessorize and jazz it up.
  • Donations for both presentations is $5

For more information or if you would like to participate in our informal fashion show, please e-mail: Connie Korenstein or call 805-657-1970.

If you don’t have time to attend our workshop, here are some links to 1920s fashion websites that will give you great ideas on how to put together your own swanky flapper outfit: 

Youth (12 and under) - $25

Table of Six - $210

Regular - $35

Table of Eight - $280