Each tea party she throws is unique, usually involving a slight menu change. She has her core friends who are always in attendance, but she encourages each person to invite someone new. No party is too big—she has enough teacups to host up to 25 people. Her teacup collection started with a couple of full china sets passed down from her grandmother. It grew when her hobby of collecting called for trips to flea markets in the Ozark area.
If you want to throw your own party, Hornickel suggests: “Always have an assortment of drinks and finger foods. People can be more social without messy foods.” She encourages hosts to invite positive people who will keep the environment uplifting and fun.