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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Welcome Spring! A Tea Party

Today is the first day of Spring, and as you see on my sidebar, I joined in Risa's virtual First Day of Spring Tea Party! I love tea parties and will take any excuse to have one.
I decided to invite Esther and Becky, who are my decorating "buddies" from our Women's Ministries at church, plus Becky's mom, Eleanor, who always babysits Becky's daughter while Becky is busy at the church decorating for our Women's Ministries meetings. We had the party at my house and began the "festivities" at 11:30 a.m.
I served sandwiches & savories of cucumber/cream cheese sandwiches, cranberry chicken salad sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, and mini quiche. Scones were apricot-nutmeg, served with lemon curd and devonshire cream. Sweets consisted of brownies with cherry mousse, banana nut tea bread, mini coconut cream pies, mini strawberry-flavored cupcakes, along with fresh strawberries and grapes.
For Sipping, we had Peach Black Tea and Mango Black Tea, and Eleanor prefers coffee over tea, so I also served coffee.
So, here's my pictures:



Here is the table and individual place settings. I got these cute little boxes at Joann's and embellished them with little wood teapots. Inside each little bag/box was a heart-shaped tea infuser, 2 packets of loose-leaf tea, and a teacup & teapot shaped cookie made by "moi". I also made little teapot-shaped name cards and attached to each bag/box.



Here we all are, left to right: Esther & Eleanor, Eleanor & Becky, all four of us.


4 comments:

Esther said...

What a T Party it was. You out did yourself again. Food was excellent, setting was beautiful. Thanks my friend for letting me be a part of you T Party on the first day of Spring.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Tea parties are awesome and this one looked like fun! I'm taking my mom out for high tea on her birthday next month. Can't wait!

Love to decorate said...

I love your decorations. I found your site through a post you made on Spring Blossoms page. The Tea Party sounds like it was fun

Marge:)

Jean Knee said...

looks like a beautiful party, food looks and sounds good. I love the teapot theme going on.