An Early Spring Tea Party

Tea Party Food Table
In March I hosted a tea party for my mom’s 50th birthday. It was nice to have her friends over for some girly fun. We served tea, of course, as well as scones, carrot soup, cookies, cake, meat pies and lots of other delicious bites. It took a while to prepare everything, but it was totally worth it. Here are some highlights from the event:

Homemade Tea Party Invitation

This is an edited version of the homemade invitations I made. I was really pleased with how they turned out, especially the tea bag tag.

Brie Mushroom Rosemary Pastries

These are the Brie, Mushroom and Rosemary Pastries from Vol. 4, Winter Issue 2012 of All You Need Is Cheese magazine

Lemon Curd Tea Straws

Tea Straws with Lemon Curd from The New Tea Book: A Guide to Black, Green, Herbal, and Chai Tea*

Strawberry Marshmallows

Ricardo Larrivée’s Super-Easy Strawberry Marshmallows

Homemade Beef Pies

My mom’s amazing homemade beef pies
(I may do a separate post with recipe…)

Pimento Cream Cheese Sandwiches

Pimento Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches, cut and arranged into cute pinwheels by my friend Tori

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches

Smoked Salmon Sandwiches, also cut and arranged by  Tori

Scone with Cream and Strawberry Jam

Delicious Scones from The Tea Room at Robinson-Bray House with Devonshire cream and Strawberry Jam

Carrot Soup Shooters

Carrot Soup Shooters

Thank You’s:

Thank you to Tori for all of your hard work. You are an amazing hostess and you made my life so much easier that day!

Thank you to Uncle Ian for lending us the lovely tea set.

Thank you Dad for staying up late to help me make tea sandwiches.

And finally, thanks Mom for cooking all that food with me. I hope you enjoyed your special day!


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  1. Dianne says

    Yes, it was wonderful to be able to share cooking with you, as I shared that experience cooking with my mom over many years.
    My 50th birthday was very special with friends, family and good eats.