Last week my neighbor Elaine and I had a sweet little tea party with a few friends. Some could not come but we ended up with a really nice group and decided that we need to do this more often.
Elaine had gone to the UK to visit her daughter ( last week I shared my Queen teapot) and she brought back all kinds of fun things to use at the tea party. We had a garland, a lovely towel with the Queen and her Platinum Jubilee celebration, fun cupcake liners and little flags to set the festive theme.
Between the two of us we had a great menu. A joint effort and it turned out so perfectly and we were all so happy to have some tea together along with some other goodies.
The tea served was a nice English Afternoon tea that Elaine brought back from the UK as well as a flowering green tea for those that wanted another option.
We offered sweet and savory options and had plenty of leftovers. Sandwiches included the traditional cucumber sandwich, egg salad and a Coronation Chicken Curry that was delicious.
Chocolate covered strawberries and an attempt at a TikTok creation of marshmallow with sugar coated was less than successful but they looked okay when they were first done. Live and learn, right?
Mini ham and cheese quiches were another savory selection.
I made chocolate chip scones as well as a berry scone along with some super duper chocolate pound cake. Yum.
One of my favorite little savory items to make are these mini brie and fig bites. They always disappear when I take them to an event because they are just so tasty.
No tea party would be complete without lemon curd and I have a great recipe for it and make it often.
Elaine put her artistic skills to work and arranged a cute floral arrangement with none other than Queen Anne’s lace for the centerpiece.
I did get a picture of all of us but did not get permission from all to post so I cropped everyone else out so you could see that I did indeed have tea with the Queen. I wore my pearls and fascinator and it was the perfect day!