Monday, June 11, 2012

Tea Party

Again......sorry about being a rather spotty blogger. Last week, I was pretty busy with dress rehearsals and   a dance recital (I teach ballet and the show was last Thursday). I also had my fancy tea party this Saturday, so I was busy with that as well. I have been thinking about, planning and pinning (as in on pinterest) about this tea party for months. It finally happened and was quite a success! I just wish a few more people would have come. There were four, including me, but I invited eight. The four of us had a lot of fun!

I spent Friday night and Saturday morning getting ready, baking, and decorating. Tyler was so much help. He trimmed the hedges, made the lemonade, set up the tables, set the table, and helped me set up this tulle curtain thing. I could not have done this without him. We had quite a lot of food. I made a sponge cake with custard filling (from my Harry Potter cookbook), Rose Cupcakes (the same ones I made for the Doctor Who Party),  My Mom's Scones served with clotted cream and jam, cucumber sandwiches, strawberries and freshly whipped cream, and of course tea (mint and lemon ginger).

The Table

Food Table (sandwiches covered to keep them from drying out--it was quite windy)

 Rose Cupcakes

Flowers--I used white peonies and pink roses in vases that I made (mason jars with lace and a ribbon)
 I used extra tea cups to hold the jam and clotted cream.

The Guests:


 Casey and me
 All fancy...
All the ladies

It was such a fun tea party! I want to do another one because I loved it so much. Maybe next time I will do it with a more specific theme or time period. For this party, I was just going for a fancy tea party with hats and gloves. 

For Friday's In the Kitchen, I will post the recipe of the sponge cake with custard. It is very tasty!


  1. Ugh, I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you about this!!!!! we were moving right when you left the message and I totally forgot to call you back. Looks like you had fun!

    1. That is ok! I completely understand. Are you guys here now?

  2. YAY!! It was so awesome! I haven't uploaded my pictures yet, but I will get them on my blog soon!

  3. This looks so fun! Everything looks so lovely! Wish I could have been there!

    1. It was a lot fun and I know you like this sort of stuff. I wish you could have been there!