Theme Party

teacup lunch

~teacup lunch~ I came across this sweet idea for serving lunch in a stack of teacups while paging through one of my favorite magazines awhile back. I decided immediately that at some point I was going to enjoy a teatime lunch this way. Today was that day!  It was really simple and I love the…

A Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

Today I got to celebrate the royal wedding with two lovely friends. What a fun, fun day! What better way for Anglophiles to celebrate the royal wedding then to have an afternoon tea? with gorgeous tea sandwiches… fruit, Devon cream and lemon curd… triple berry, apple cinnamon and raspberry white chocolate scones… and a champagne…

Celebrating the Royal Wedding ~ A tea party with friends and Princess Diana’s Wedding Cake

“Capturing the imagination of an era, Princess Diana’s wedding cake was a masterpiece of English tradition. Standing over five feet tall, the cake was wrapped with royal icing and decorated with the Windsor royal coat of arms made from marzipan. English wedding cakes are traditionally fruit cakes containing nuts, raisins, dried fruit and brandy. Made…

lollipop tea and coffee stirrers

One of my favorite ways to sweeten cups of tea and coffee is to serve them with lollipops as “stirrers.” See’s Candy makes awesome “gourmet” lollipops that are perfect for this purpose, but any unfilled lollipop will work. I like to pair the flavors of lollipop to the tea I’m serving… orange and lemon are…

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 2

Here are more images from my Alice in Wonderland theme party! Thanks Dana! There is no other way I’d rather spend my birthday then with my favorite people on the planet. What a great day! Down the rabbit hole… “Welcome to Wonderland” sign by Grace Placzek Me as the Mad Hatter! Drink Me Jill, Heather,…

Teacup Cake

“From the gate to the porch went a wide walk, paved with smooth slabs of dark stone, and bordered with the tall bushes which met overhead, making a green roof. All sorts of neglected flowers and wild weeds grew between their stems, covering the walls of this summer parlor with the prettiest tapestry. A board,…

The Perfect Cheese Plate for a Wine Tasting Party

“The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.” ~Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin I’m planning a wine and cheese tasting party for later this summer. This is such a fun and easy way to entertain. I’m by no means a cheese expert, but Jeff and I have…

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! I love sharing tea with lovely ladies and boysies 🙂 Building a teacup collection is so much more enjoyable when you can actually use the teacups and share tea with friends! Yesterday I celebrated my 39th birthday with my closest family and friends. Here are some scenes from the celebration.…

60’s Beach Flicks & Coney Island “Red Hots”

“Get Happy! Get with it! Beach-Parties! Luau-Feasts! Surf-Boarding! Hula-Dancing! Have yourself a Hawaiian holiday when…’Gidget Goes Hawaiian’” ~Tag line from Gidget Goes Hawaiian I’m in the mood to watch 60’s beach flicks, and start a big batch of Coneys for dinner. I love everything about old movies. I like to watch them over and over…

Party Under The Big Top

“Let me bring lollipops and confetti and silly things and place them at your feet.” ~Barbara Ann Kipfer Time for another theme party! 🙂 This past Saturday my little grandgirl, Maddie May, turned one year old! When we were picking a theme for her party we knew we were going to ‘do it up BIG’…and…