Thursday, August 6, 2009

T.........ea Party

Tea parties are for big girls, too! Yesterday, one of the members of our Red Hat/ Mah Jongg group hosted a spectacular tea party for us at her home.
Everything was perfect, from the decorations, to the food and its presentation, to the tea cups themselves! Each table had its own flower arrangement in a creamer or a sugar bowl with flowers from her fabulous garden. At each place setting was a menu, a place card, and a card with "tea trivia" for us to share. Each cup was one she had bought as a special item, many from her travels as is the lovely cup featured here that came from Norway.
The tea table featured five different sandwiches such as the cucumber hearts, smoked salmon pinwheels, and chutney chicken salad pictured here...all with edible herbs and flowers as garnish. It also included raspberry mini muffins, and walnut, golden raisin, with fennel seed scones. These were accompanied by Lady Grey Tea. The desserts followed: Mini Angle Food Cakes topped with jasmine Cream, Lemon Tea Cookies, Key Lime Snaps, Walkers shortbread and Carlsbad Oblaten with lemon, all accompanied by Pineapple Mango Tea.


Wasn't this a party fit for a queen??








9 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Looks like a wonderful tea party with the fresh flowers, unique cups and glorious food! Thanks for sharing!

NICO Designs said...

Beautifully done. I wish I had been there at the table.

When my BF got married, she had a tea party for her bridal party. I felt like a tiny princess playing pretend with all of the decorations, table ware and food.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Wow...what a tea party! Fit for a queen is right :)

Patch said...

Wow.. Great tea time!!

TiLT said...

wow - what a pretty tea party - if you wanted to feel like kids again - just wear oversized clothes & pretend the food is fake, lol :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Wow - that looks like it must have been incredible!

mysticwynd said...

I love the idea of tea parties - and I can't wait until my granddaughters are old enough so grandma can throw a tea party with all the magical trimmings for them!

What a memorable experience!

Splendid Little Stars said...

love tea parties! Yours looks wonderful!

l'actrice said...

Hi Patti:-) It looks wonderful! What a joy!