Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas Tea

This blog has been silent for a long time! Life has been very full around here and priorities must be kept! Between our 5 days away last weekend, hospitality, homeschool, ballet, housework, and the cooking blog, there is not much time left for other things. :)

Yesterday we headed to Christina's house for "Christmas Tea." We used to have this at the beginning of September and begin planning what we would make for Christmas presents.

Christina had a beautiful table set:

She tried out the pumpkin bars from TCND but made them with brown rice flour instead of wheat flour. Excellent! No compromise here for being gluten-free.

Mom had seasonal note pads for everyone!

And Christina made it very festive with gingerbread and lemon sauce:

The kids enjoyed themselves:

And they even started making lists of presents to make. :)

We decided to draw names for presents this year -- which was hilarious, really. It was obvious JK and Michael would take each other and that left Christina, Emily and I to match up. Easily done with one little draw.
I have lots to show and tell about our trip last weekend -- where we stayed, what we eat (very important) and the surprise tour we got to take! Hopefully I'll be posting soon!


willow said...

Hello Heather,
Glad you had a good trip. The idea of a special Christmas tea to make plans is lovely. Looking at your photos, I realise I have the same willow pattern china as your sister although I only have the plates. We bought them in a car boot sale after my youngest was learning about the story behind the design at school. I've forgotten the story now but we still use the plates!

Heather said...

Hi Heather - i love love love this idea - and I think I"m going to have to steal it - if you don't mind! We need to get cracking on the gift making and a fun planning session sounds like the best place to start! Thanks so much for the inspiration!