Tea parties are a lost art. There is something so beautiful and relaxing about sitting at a beautifully decorated table and just taking your time. It is nearly as peaceful as a calm day at the beach – I said nearly…
The tea party yesterday afternoon was perfect. It was a beautiful day, the food was spectacular, the tea’s were amazing and the company was special. Instead of lasting 2 hours, it lasted 3 and it was just delightfully laid back and blissful.
Here was the final menu:
Watermelon Feta Salad
Caramelized Pear, Bleu Cheese and Walnut Quiche
Cinnamon Raison Bread with Carrot and Cream Cheese Filling
Spinach Tartletts with Cream Cheese Crust (aka-a mouth full of awesome!)
Choco-Chewy Scotch Bars
Orange Cream Scones w/ Strawberry and Lemon Curd
Fruit Salad w/ Spiced Syrup
Pina Coloda Ginger Coconut (mm-hmm you heard me right…)
Tarragon Orange Apple Pomegranate Iced Tea
Seriously, the food was to die for. I hope my mansion in heaven is filled with three-tiered plates of those delights, ’cause I’m going to have my eternal body and I’m hoping I can eat to my heart’s content without a single repercussion – and no, I’m pretty sure that last sentence is not theologically correct.
Here is a picture of the set table – unfortunately, we forgot to take pictures of the dessert because we were too busy eating them, but it was equally as beautiful when displayed:
I have amazing recipes for all of these delights and what I think I’ll do is put up a new page in the sidebar with some of my favorites. Most of them were really easy to make.
I seriously want to run a tea business when I grow up. I’m thinking when the kids are a little older, I just may get one started. In the meantime, if any of you ever want to throw one and need help or ideas, let me know.
Okay – I’m off…