When I was a little girl, my grandma and I would have tea parties all the time. The "tea" was grape juice, but eventually I developed a taste for actual tea. Yesterday, I hosted a little tea party with a a few friends, food, treats and of course, tea!
I've practically replaced tea for coffee lately and have just recently started branching out of my usual flavors. Our friends brought over a variety of teas and I had a few of my own, but all together we had five different teas from Adagio, Teavana and Stash ranging from fruity to spicy.
I busted out my adorable Inside Out Hearts tea set and new tea spoons for the occasion. The table cloth, napkins (with some lace detail you can't see) and floral placemats were given to me by my favorite aunt.
I did the baking the night before (accompanied by an earthquake). We had teapot and bunny shaped sugar cookies with lemon icing and macarons that didn't come out quite right, but were tasty nonetheless.
We ate cucumber sandwiches (with cream cheese and green onions) and chicken salad sandwiches on white and wheat bread, fruits, veggies and caprese bites with balsamic vinaigrette.
Here are the ladies of the tea party just before digging in!
Even as an adult, I still love a good old fashion girly tea party, but now I actually drink tea. I still love grape juice, but there's so such thing as a grape juice party. I'll just note that the men of the tea party (not pictured) talked about shooting and guns and other manly things as they ate their finger sandwiches and bunny cookies.