Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Birthday Tea Party!

My dear friend Gwen's Birthday was the perfect occasion to scale up the humble tea party Eric and I enjoyed a few months back. The Birthday Girl wore a pretty crown with ribbons down her back.

I asked the guests to wear their prettiest finery and bring something dainty to nibble on and they really outdid themselves! (Tiered cake plates and paper cupcake liners make everything look elegant, don't you agree?)

There were lots of teeny tiny sandwiches, (cucumber, crab and egg salad were all accounted for!) sweet scones, tiny bowls of nuts, cheese and crackers, fresh strawberries and nutella, plus really spicy Bloody Marys for good measure. I made mint & lemon grass tea with herbs from my garden, and Orange Spice and Earl Grey to round things out.

We all had such a lovely time celebrating our dear friend! Her birthday was a good excuse to let her know how much she means to all of us and get all dolled up and girly too. Have you found any good reasons to celebrate lately? Do tell!

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