Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tracey's Tea Party

My sister Tracey held a lovely tea party at her place yesterday. Lots of effort went into both the food and the setting and we were graced with magnificent weather too.

The tea party was an idea in the making for quite some time, it began as an excuse for Tracey to use her large collection of bone china, but of course evolved into a much larger monster! Before long there were plans afoot for garden makeovers, a bathroom renovation and lots of spring cleaning!

I of course jumped on the bandwagon as I spied an opportunity to bake and decorate (and eat!) lots of lovely cakes. I have a bit of a weakness for baking at the moment! Plus I adore doing all the decorating touches so pitched in on that front too.

Here are some photos of the 'event', I will do a follow up post with a selection of recipes.

The Menu:
The decorations:
The Tea:



The Food:
The Guests:
The Hat:
We decided to encourage hat wearing, which everyone did! I designed my hat around a lovely silver and black butterfly that Sally had sent me, along with several other gorgeous butterflies which adorned the decorations for the table, so thanks Sally! She was also very helpful with designing the invitation! The kids couldn't wait to get their hands on the hats, Kate sneaked Tracey's on, while enjoying a cake!

It was a very successful day, great food and company, a chance to play ladies and dress up. We might need a while to recover before we decide what form the next one will take!

9 comments:

Kerry said...

Wow, what an event. Everything looks just beautiful. The food looks amazing and I just love the hat.

Rhyleysgranny said...

It all looks wonderful. A great deal of hard work there Linda but so worth it by the looks of things. Everyone and everything looks just lovely.The Hat is superb
Well done.
XXX

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Wow what an amazing party. So much effort but it all looks so worthwhile.

Well done :)

George xx

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

It looks fantastic! Well done!
Love the hats too.

michelle @ the smackdown said...

can i be invited next time? what a beautiful spread!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

What a gorgeous idea :) the spread looks divine, and as for That Hat...looks like you had a great time. Laura x

Anonymous said...

I am gobsmacked. Such beautiful food and presentation.

Karens Kitchen

Anonymous said...

That's the prettiest, most elegant and perfect tea party ever! Come and do one for my birthday!

Jane (FA) xxx

Linda F said...

Thanks Jane, I'd be happy too!!!!:)