I’m hardly the “hostess with the mostess.” It’s not my thing to host a big event like a super bowl party, but I do love beautiful intimate gatherings with special people!
Like everyone else during this hard time, I was missing seeing those close to me and once the quarantine rules lifted, I knew I had to organize a (small) get-together to see my sisters!
What better way is there to finally get together than to catch up over tea, scones, and sweets?
You’ve seen lots of photos of me on the blog already, but now you get to see some photos of other people. 😉 You may or may not already know that I’m the youngest in a family of 6! I’m blessed to have 4 fabulous sisters and a sister-in-law and I’m super blessed that most of my family lives nearby. In fact, it takes me 10-15 minutes to walk to two of those sisters!
Today, I just wanted to show you my tea party as well as give you some ideas if you decide to throw your own! This idea is great for bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, or just a good ole get-together!
Originally, I wanted to have the tea party outside in my garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. Which ended up being A-okay because though we’ve planted things, we don’t have much of a garden yet!
Related: Backyard Privacy Idea with Beautiful Trellises
Girl’s Get-Together Idea: Indoor Tea Party
Because I already have so many dishes (I love collecting them), I wasn’t going to allow myself to buy anything besides food and flowers. So everything you see on the table, from glasses to linens, are things that I already had. See,
hoarding collecting comes in handy sometimes! 😉
I added “life” to my decor by using clippings from my garden and real lemons. Even if you don’t have a garden, even just some greenery from trees can liven up a space! Think about the ambiance too. I had candles and jazz music playing in the background.
The majority of my dishes are from secondhand stores or TjMaxx. Both of these places are great to check out because you can find beautiful dishes for a great price!
My sister, Natalie (below), calligraphed the art and name tags!
My other sister, Renee, (below) made these amazing parmesan goat cheese crisps. Keep in mind that it’s nice to have a mix of sweet, savory, and in between foods!
Titus made the scones (#menwhobake) and I made the sandwiches. For tea sandwiches, I made dill & cucumber, black forest ham, and smoked salmon. They were all a big hit! And of course, you have to have clotted cream at a tea party! Mine didn’t turn out exactly the way it was supposed to (story of my life haha), but it was surprisingly yummy. Clotted cream tastes so good on scones! Our scone options were raspberry, cheddar & rosemary (herbs from our garden), and my sister, Natalie, supplied blueberry + lemon. Yumm!
I’m not talented enough to make good desserts though! The cupcakes and macaroons were made locally and mmm I’m still thinking about them.
Other drink options along with peppermint tea and earl grey tea were dealcoholized Moscato (bought with my preggo sister in mind) and water infused with mint, lavender, and lemon. Seriously, that’s pretty much the only way I want to drink water this summer!
I encourage you to find a way to see those close to you in a safe and healthy way. I truly believe that we need people and that getting dressed up is good for the soul. 😉
If this is your first time being on my blog than the exterior “before” may just shock you! Check out this post to see how we got it to a cute white brick ranch with shutters!