There are prizes but you have to be in it to win it!!
So what's a tea party with out tea foods? I asked each person coming to my party to bring* something tea related and told them to think scones and clotted cream, finger sandwiches or sweets. For anyone that needed I ideas I sent them to my board on the Evil Website.
As is usual, we had way too much food! I think you'll be able to click on this picture if you want.
I was worried there wouldn't be enough food so I made:
chocochip** buttermilk scones (the best scone recipe I've found so far!)
roast beef on rye sandwiches
petit fours with purple ganache and dark choco drizzle.
I had to empty the drizzle container so I also made choco abstracts to decorate the table.
I also put out nut and fruit cups. Don't use frozen fruit - I'm just saying.
Oh goodness I almost forgot to tell you what I used the hexie silicone mold for - I made purple hexie sugar cubes!!! Bad Sarah for not taking pictures - Come back tomorrow and I'll add one to this post.
Michele brought Chocolates from Sweet Sarah's (a local ice cream/tea/lunch/choco hotspot!)
Nadine made carrot cake bites.
Kim made shortbread thumbprint cookies with homemade cherry jam!
Cathy made pumpkin bread and cranberry sandwiches
Claudia and Gretchen made ham salad and egg salad sandwiches cut with my hexie cookie cutter and pineapple cookies.
We had 4 kinds of tea along with the sugar cubes, milk, honey and lemon slices.
Luckily Mom gave me an antique lemon server for my birthday!
So, now I've made myself hungry all over again! I can't wait to have another tea party!
What's your fav tea party recipe?
*Before you think *I'm* evil to ask people to bring food to my own party; the last time I had a tea party and made everything myself, my friends said next time that they would each love to bring something. This gave me the time to have fun with what I made and look forward to other people's tastes as well.
** Blogger wanted to spell check chocochip but the only option it gave was chocoholic which is pretty much the same thing!