Monday, April 6, 2009

Tea Party Fun!

For Christmas my daughter and I gave my mother, my MIL, and my aunt an invitation to a Tea Party. We wanted to give them a gift that was from the heart. (It was technically my daughter's gift to them)

I've never thrown a tea party before and I will totally admit that I did not study up on what a "proper" tea party should be like. But I did recently go to a Fabulous Tea Party hosted by a friend of mine from church. So, I got a lot of ideas! Here is a pic of that tea party....she had hats for all of us to wear...super fun!





So after going to Christy's Tea I was inspired and was ready to plan mine! Of course I LOVE putting together a beautiful table...but the food was something I needed some pointers on. My friend was so helpful she even baked the cute flower shaped bread for me and brought it over on the morning of the tea! I know Christy is not a blog reader....but THANK YOU CHRISTY!

We had scones with lemon curd and cream. Chicken sandwiches on flower shaped bread. Egg salad sandwiches, fruit tartlettes, and mini cupcakes. We featured English Breakfast and Lady Gray tea from Tinnings.



That's the cute flower shaped bread I was talking about!


One thing that was really cool....I have my Great Grand Mother's silver Tea Set and I got to use it for the first time. I LOVED that!


Aren't the place cards my daughter did cute!


Oh, and my friend Beckie gave me those adorable place card vases a couple years ago and I was so excited to have the PERFECT event to use them for! I used scrapbook paper as the placemats. It was a fun swirly cut out design!

Everybody had fun and my mother requested that it become an annual event!
.....sounds good to me!

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous table and the menu sounds amazing! Next time I think your guests should have to dress for the occasion in a fab hat and, of course, the necklace beads or some fun funky jewelry. You are a great hostess and I love the idea of the "gift from the heart" -- inspiring...

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  2. I love doing stuff that like that the kids really enjoy...Sam is growing up and I think there is a lot of tea in my future!

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  3. beautiful! of course! you are so talented!

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  4. Kinda way sad I have stinky ol BOYS and no girl babies to do this stuff with...can you rent me yours for a day?

    :)

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  5. that tea party was so much fun--and you did a great job of hosting your own--so beautiful!

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  6. so cute. I would love the recipe of those little fruit tarts you made for the bachelor party. can't wait to do this with kate.

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  7. That IS such a lovely idea! I must do that with my daughter (when she is a couple more years older)... How lovely!

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  8. using scrapbook paper for placemats is brillant! Love that.

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  9. IT WAS A WONDERFUL TIME. EMILY WAS SO TALKATIVE AND CUTE AND THE FOOD WAS DELISH!!!! MANY THANK YOU'S NONI

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  10. It turned out really cute. It makes me want to have a party--but I don't have nearly as cute serving dishes.

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  11. I am so glad you were able to use those little vases. And those square plates are GORGEOUS! It sounds like an annual Shannon event. Wish I could come with Kayla ;-(

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