The Tea Party

I have never been much of a girly girl. I enjoy nice clothes and make up, but I’m not primpy or frilly, I don’t know how to sew and none of these things have ever bothered me.  And I can proudly say that I have never once in all my life jumped up and down squealing and crying over a celebrity (although had I had a personal encounter with John Travolta in high school I might have swooned a little…and fainted…).

But there is one thing that brings out the frill that lays buried deep inside.  It is the one thing that makes me happy to pull out an apron and want to sip Shirley Temple’s while skipping about my kitchen.

A tea party.  Commence to girl squealing now!

I threw a tea party over the weekend and it was all sorts of frilly.  There were flowers and lace.  We noshed on such dishes as Caramalized Pear, Roasted Walnut and Bleu Cheese Quiche and Lavendar Tea Cakes.  There were Spinach-Basil Scones and Martha Washington Petite Cakes, Roasted Turkey and Avacado finger sandwiches and Cinnamon Plum Tea.  Oh it was yummy and girly and fun, fun, fun.

I’m giggling.  Right now.  Giggling like a little girl.

The pictures to follow will show you why.  If you’re a girl, you will likely breathe a small sigh and smile.  If you’re a dude, you’ll probably feel sorry for Lee as you imagine him being forced to sample all the lovely cuisine.  (He does have to sample it all.  And he doesn’t like it.  Hmph…)

Enjoy.  You may want to grab a napkin as drooling is quite the possibility.


The Centerpiece

The Centerpiece

I know.  Makes you want to weep...

I know. Makes you want to weep...


See how happy they are?

See how happy they are?


Even my own little tomboy got to come along. I'm raising a second generation tea party addict.  No politics allowed!

Even my own little tomboy got to come along. I'm raising a second generation tea party addict. No politics allowed!

How was your weekend?


  1. You are a master of tea parties. It’s one of your life statuses. I know how fun tea parties can be… Tia is such a young lady in her beautiful purple dress. Tea parties demand dress, don’t they? Oh, I wish I could accept an invitation to your tea party 🙁

  2. Sveta – someday we will see each other again and we will enjoy a fantastic tea together! With our daughters in tow. I’m counting on it. Love you, sweet friend!

  3. this looks like so much fun and the food looks delicious! i think i might have to do this with my girlfriends when we get back to OK. it is neat that you guys are making it an “annual” thing!

  4. AH! I love it! It’s so beautiful. The details, details, details! Love the roses on the cakes and the perfect little tomato slices atop the sandwiches. Love, love, love the cutsie menu display too! I’m swooning! Such fun! You’ll need to share with me where you are finding all this great tea (unless it is just from Teavana). See you soon!

  5. I wish you would post recipes. I am drooling.

  6. I love this post:). Your pictures turned out beautifully! It was such a fun afternoon!