You’re Invited……… A custom invitation always makes it a special occasion.
This post is for my fellow tea party lovers out there. As I have mentioned before, I love the whole idea of Afternoon Tea. And, if I can combine it with a visit with a girlfriend then it’s made even more special. I recently got to do just that when I threw an Un-Birthday Tea Party for my girlfriend, Vicki. We have been friends since we were two years old and went to nursery school together all the way through high school graduation! So, can you imagine my disbelief when I realized that I mistakenly wished her a happy birthday ten days after her b’day?! I got the wrong day! This called for a very special make-it-up-to-her party! So, I threw her an Un-Birthday Tea Party!
Your Tea Party hostess with the mostest! 🙂 I got this cute spring floral maxi dress from Steinmart.
Set a pretty Tea Table ~ I set up outside in my courtyard. Luckily the weather cooperated! Use your prettiest serving pieces. And, remember to have flowers!
The other star of the Tea Table is a Victoria Sponge Cake. This is a Raspberry Jam Cake. Amazing! I will post the recipe.
I enjoy any reason to entertain (on and off the stage!) so I had great fun planning all the details of this very special occasion for my very special friend. I hope you enjoy this little gallery of photos I took to document the festivities. And, maybe it will inspire you to celebrate one of your special girlfriends with a beautiful tea party. Just don’t wait until you miss her birthday!!
*This lovely Tea Party would also be a perfect way to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day!
Happy Wednesday from my little corner of the world!
One of my favorite ways to get through the afternoon, or mid-week, slump is to enjoy an afternoon refreshment in my courtyard with all my lovely herbs. I also love using trays and I found this one at a cute little antique shop. Wishing everyone a great rest of the week. #comeonfriday
Here’s hoping you are having a wonderful summer and that all you picnic lovers are getting to feed your picnic dreams!
I was able to do just that when my darling husband agreed to play along (did he have a choice, really? 😉 and help me live out my Fourth of July picnic fantasy this year. After he helped slog all of our picnic supplies from the car to The Perfect Picnic Spot, and help set up, and take pictures, I told him I would never get mad at him again. for anything. ever. (We will see how long that lasts! 😉 Anyway, we spent the day visiting an American Village and stayed for the amazing fireworks display and it made me feel perfectly patriotic and, as always, proud to be an American and blessed with our freedoms– thanks to all those who serve and have served, and fight the good fight. I’m talking patriotism – not politics- here:)
Here are a few of my “Must Haves” for a perfect picnic anytime: Continue reading