Recently, we had a bona fide tea party to honor our pastor’s wife, as a part of their 39th Pastor & Wife Anniversary. We wore spring dresses, hats, and gloves, and ate pretty tea party food.
More than 60 ladies attended, dressed in a great display of southern charm and sophistication, in true tea party fashion.
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The idea for the tea party was my friend’s. ‘Mrs. P’ is a real life Martha Stewart type/renaissance woman. She cooks, decorates, and sews. Pretty much, she can bring home the bacon AND fry it up in a pan.
Although simple, the tables were beautifully decorated with teapots of different shapes, sizes, and colors. They created an ambiance perfect for tea with the queen, our queen that is.
My Favorite Menu Items
Everything was delicious, but I did have a few favorites. What is a good food post without recipes? I bothered ‘Mrs. P’ for her menu, and looked up recipes to match on Pinterest.
- Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Finger Sandwiches
- Apricot Ham Finger Sandwiches
- Cranberry-Orange Turkey Finger Sandwiches
- Cream Cheese Dill Cucumber Cuties
- Rainbow Fruit Salad
- Jerrold’s Teacakes
As you can see, the sandwiches were a hit with me. This tea party was so well received, everyone wants to make it an annual event. I am looking forward to the next one!