Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Tea Trolley

My sister and I hosted a baby shower tea this past Saturday. I had been hankering to do one for awhile and this was our chance! 

We set up the front room like a tearoom -- five tables and 21 ladies! 

Each table had it's own set of sandwiches (smoked turkey tomato basil, hummus veggie, and bacon cheddar), selection of scones (butter pecan, blueberry lemon, and plain), and its very own four layer cake on top!

The living room was adorned with a woodland theme of animals and flowers.

I made an owl bunting and my mom painted a "Welcome Baby" painting:

Rachel and her friend took their tea in the kitchen:

The newest babies in the congregation joined us too -- they were both extremely cute and very well behaved!

We had lovely weather on Saturday and good light always makes the indoors better!

Another view of the food! We served a Lapsang tea sent to us by a friend of this congregation with the sandwiches. I think it was everyone's favorite. Next we served Assam with the scones and, finally, several rounds of Twinings Rose with the cake. Everyone had fun trying the teas and there were also pots of decaf and herbal teas available on the side.

 I pulled out my vintage sheets to use as tablecloths which gave the tea a sort of 50's era feel. It seems necessary to have an event like this once in awhile to justify my having a collection of these sorts of things. :)

All in all it was a delightful morning and we all had fun! Now we just have to wait to meet the baby!


elizabeth said...

how very fun! and beautiful!!! I am swooning from here! :))))

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Beautiful! I'm hungry just looking at the food.

reader19 said...

What a beautiful job you did on decorating and everything! Nicely Done!!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful idea! I would love to attend a tea and combining it with a baby shower was perfect.