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.