Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tea Time

This past weekend, my sister and I hosted an English tea for my Mother's (age not to be disclosed) birthday. Since it's the year of the Queen's Jubilee, we figured it was perfect timing. Not to mention we're all complete Anglophiles and up for any excuse to don a hat. I did my best Kate Middleton impression complete with eye liner and curled hair, and my Mom was Queen for a Day with a tiara someone has kept around since high school...

An "adult" English tea wouldn't be complete without some Pimms, and Mom now has her own "Pimms cart" for summer beverages whenever she pleases. 

Pom poms were hand made by my sister (obviously the more talented, DIY sister of the bunch).

The table decor consisted of a collection of vases, English roses, pictures of Mom sprinkled throughout, and my collection of Penguin classics by English authors. 

In addition to macarons, tea sandwiches, cookies, scones, and clotted cream, we had a delicious cake to top things off. It was a pretty fantastic way to spend a Saturday, and now I have plenty of English tea and clotted cream left over to celebrate the Olympics in London this week!


  1. That looks like it was a lot of fun, and I have to say, the cake is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. You ladies are so cute! I love the themed party for your mom. It's so thoughtful.

    So, I think I mentioned being in London recently. I had tea and scones with jam and clotted cream but when the scones came, I was uncertain what makes clotted cream different from butter (albeit a very light, whipped-up butter)? It was tasty but I'd forgotten until now that I had this question in the back of my mind.

  3. This is fantastic! Looks like a really nice party. Did you have the cake made or is someone in your family very talented?


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