2 Teas in 2 Days



The holidays are here and it's time for tea parties! After Thanksgiving, I held two tea parties over two days, one for a baby shower and one for a holiday party with friends. I used the same basic set-up for each tea, but tweaked it to suit the event. For the baby shower, I added some cute paper baby plates to the fine china and splashes of pink to give it a more baby shower feel.



The menu for the baby shower included a mixture of handmade and store bought. I made traditional cucumber tea sandwiches (recipe here) and fig and prosciutto sandwiches (recipe here). For the savory I served pre-made mini quiches and a spinach salad. The sweet selection included sweet potato pie tartlets that I made from a Southern Living recipe, and mini lemon cakes from Costco. I've used the mini lemon cakes for many different events and they are always a big hit.

Once party #1 was done, the table was changed for party #2. Since this was a more basic holiday tea, I kept the set-up simple.



The second tea was  potluck and included a number of homemade items from cheese scones (recipe here) to apple and cheese soup (recipe here) to delicious cookies and cupcakes. It was a fun quick change and a great way to kick-off the holiday season.


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14 comments:

Hand-Maid With Love said...

I think your Tea party marathon is a great idea...Everything looks lovely!!

Jayne Marti said...

Oh wow, when can I come to tea?! I love tea parties - my favourite form of entertaining. And that all looks so beautiful.

Georgie Lee said...

Thank you both. It was a marathon but a fun one!

Karren Haller said...

What a lovely setting, its beautiful!!

Linda Blatchford said...

Lovely settings for tea or any other occasion.

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Dani H said...

This is lovely!

Jessica Fiorillo said...

Looks so pretty - well done! :)
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Keti said...

I love it. I bet the parties were a success. Great touch on details. Hugs, Keti

Terri Presser said...

This looks great and what a lovely way to get together with people. Thanks for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

Kimberly Lewis said...

This looks so perfect!Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

Joy said...

What tremendous events. Such a beautiful setting for a party.

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CharlieBeth Walker said...

Looks lovely... Hope you all have a nice time!

Thanks for sharing to my blog linky. Hope you'll come back for another one.

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Glenda said...

Sounds like both would be a lot of fun and someday I would like to do a traditional tea party. Plus I enjoyed learning about all the delicious foods you fixed for the events.

Lynn at Nourish and Nestle said...

Hi Georgie, I have some lovely teacups from my grandmother that I never use. A tea party would be a great opportunity to bring them out and share them with friends and family. Thanks for the idea and some great recipes.
Thanks also for sharing this 'oldie but goodie' with us and hope to see you again Friday.
Hugs, Lynn