Sunday, September 09, 2007

Tea Party Time!


Yay! The Make Mine Pink Tea Pary has begun. I can't wait to check out all of the great tea parties going on around the world. I was so excited about this. The first thing I did was run out and buy this beautiful teapot. I didn't own one and decided that I NEEDED to have one!


I had so much fun with my kids preparing for this tea party. They wanted to be a part of it so we did it on Saturday and I decided to just make lunch out of it. My oldest daughter made the scones from scratch by herself and they were so good. She told me today she wants to open a tea cafe when she gets older.

We made cucumber sandwiches, chicken salad with cranberries and celery on mini croissants, and quick and easy linzer tart cookies ( using store bought flower shaped sugar cookies and sandwiching them with raspberry preserves in the middle). I also served store bought mini bluberry muffins, shortbread cookies and chocolate dipped wafers. We had blueberry green tea with our lunch ( kid's pick). And it was so delicious. Of course we served everything on the dessert stands that I sell in my shop, but don't they make the table pretty?


I loved how my kids came downstairs all dressed up for tea! It was really fun for everyone. I might have to make this a regular thing in our house. BTW, my husband was also part of the event, but came to the table in work clothes ( he was doing yard work ), so I chose not to photograph him!

Please visit http://www.makeminepink.blogspot.com/ for more virtual tea parties this week!

51 comments:

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Dawn,
I loved your tea party! Everything looks delicious--I'd love your recipes. Tell your daughter to please post the scones one for sure! What a lovely family you have and how wonderful that your tea was centered around them. Pink Tea Hugs,

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Dawn, your children are just beautiful! Everything looks so good!!!!! I adore scones and cucumber sandwiches! What a beautiful tea party, thank you so much for having us!

Amy

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

How beautiful, from the table setting, the food AND your family!

Thankyou for sharing it all with us.

(( ))

ellen b said...

Oh my you really cooked up a storm. I'd love to bite into your treats! Your kids must have had fun. I love that you went out to buy a teapot for this fun occassion! :)
Maybe you could bring a couple of your delicacies and head over to my table...

Cottage Collections said...

Dawn you make everything look like so much fun! Even your son was enjoying the tea party. You really have a lovely family Dawn and they have a wonderful Mom.
Oh.. pretty table too!
xxoo
Joyce

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a wonderful tea party! Thank you for visiting my blog and YES...I too am messy when I am working, paper and glitter ALL OVER!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Tell your daughter that I would come to her tea cafe, those scones look yummy!

katydiddy said...

What a darling tea party. Can't decide which is cuter-the table or the children...it has to be the children!

Cathy said...

Dawn, what a great reason to buy a teapot. I couldn't decide which one to use so I used my beautiful chocolate set I purchase from "My Vintage Charm". It looks so pretty anywhere I display it and make a wonderful centerpiece for my teaparty.

Adore the pics of the kids and the cookies looks wonderful. I'm still working on my Congrats cookie my DH bought me Saturday.

Have a great week.

Sharon said...

Thank you for inviting us into your home Dawn and sharing your beautiful family tea party. The food look so very delicious.

Dee Light said...

What a wonderful Tea Party!!! I love that all of your kids took part in it.

And what a great new tea pot!!!

I hope you can stop by for my back to school tea later this afternoon!!!

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Oh my goodness Dawn! My smile got bigger each photograph I scrolled to!! How beautiful your children are! It warmed my heart to see each of them having so much fun.. And the food looks amazing! I'm starved, so I will look forward to attending your Tea Party today!

If you have a moment, stop by, I too am hosting a Tea Party!

Many scones coming your way~
Michelle

My Pink Boutique said...

Dawn, your tea party looks so inviting and cozy. Everything is beautiful and your children are, too!

Hugs, :)
Kimberly

Roxie said...

Dawn, you really outdid yourself. How wonderful that the kids all participated and are enjoying every moment. I've enjoyed my visit today and I have to tell you, I am stuffed! You had way too many goodies, thank you!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Your tea party looks scrumptious! How fun that your children all took part! Sounds like you started a budding entrepreneur?? Your table looks beautiful. How relaxing a cup of tea would be right now!

Kitty

Beloved Creations said...

Those pictures are so cute. I love the white teapot.

Scrappy Moments said...

I love your tea party, how pretty, The food looks so yummy! Thank you
for sharing :)

Angie
www.scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com

Lana G! said...

Fantastic Tea Party!! You had such wonderful guests!! The food you prepared looks delicious.

If you have some time, come on over for some Autumn Tea...

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your table is pretty; your children are beautiful......
Just lovely!! Thank you so much for inviting us in!
Please do visit my tea party as well!
:)

GardenGoose said...

what a lovely party! everything looked so nice.

Anne said...

The "What If" women are part of the tea party, but I'm afraid ours is all pretend! How incredibly beautiful yours is. What a lovely visit. Thank you kindly!

bellacolle said...

WoW! what a delicious tea party!! Your table is beautiful and so are your children...Thank you for inviting us.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Wow, Just beautiful! I think this is one of my favorites. I love the colors. & what beautiful kids. The food looks wonderful!

Angela said...

Hi Dawn,

Your tea table looks gorgeous! Cucumber sandwiches and scones are my absolute favorite! Love the new teapot. It was so nice to make it a family affair. You have a beautiful family. Please take some time out from your party and visit with us for awhile, we'd love having you!

Jill Monroe said...

That teapot is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen, and the food looks fantastic.

Adorable kiddies!

Natasha Burns said...

Dawn this is such a beautiful table setting!!!! Love how your children joined in and that teapot you bought is so gorgeous!!!!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful Tea Party. How gorgeous your kids look. It would be great to beable to do it on a regular basis with them.
Alison

Meadow Street said...

I let my kids and one of their friends enjoy the tea after I took pictures. My son came dressed as a spy, and my daughter and friend were dressed as princesses.

Sweet Remembrance said...

Dawn...What a lovely tea party! Love your new tea pot, so glad your family got to join in! I'm sure they had a wonderful time...
Priscilla

pamela@preservecottage said...

Dawn, How precious. It is so wonderful for all your family to have enjoyed it. You really put out an impressive array.
THank you for inviting me.
Pamela

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hello Dawn...hope you have room for one more! I came to visit found you from over at Kitty's. Enjoyed your blog! Cherry

Debbie said...

Hi Dawn,

Your tea party is absolutely gorgeous....and your sandwiches and scones are mouth-watering! Thanks for dropping by Cozy Cottage and having tea earlier today with me....don't know why my pics weren't showing for you. Please come back tomorrow for my Tuesday tea!

Pink hugs,
Debbie
http://cozycottageblogspot.blogspot.com/

KarenHarveyCox said...

Look at these lovely little guests enjoying your beautiful tea. Everything looks so delicious. The best teas are always the ones that you create for people you love. This beautiful tea will be remembered by your children forever. Thank you for stopping by my blog for tea.

Randee said...

Dawn,

I am so inspired! What beautiful tablescapes you've shared with us...and not bad looking models either!

Thank you for stopping by The What If...Women for our tea. Wishing for another visit soon.

This is so much fun!

~Randee of the Pink Collar Club

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Dawn, I had such a good time at your tea party and your family is just lovely. And that food! Oh my! Lynn

Christine said...

Dawn,
How wonderful your children enjoyed the tea. I love cucumber sandwiches and scones. What a beautiful table!
Thank you for inviting us!

Tracy P. said...

It was nice to get to join a family for a beautiful tea. I felt right at home!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Well I am a bit late for the party, but I am glad the festivities are still posted!

Everything looks lovely!

Melissa

Michele said...

Dawn, Your tea party is beautiful! I love your new tea pot, how pretty. I think your party was wonderful because of your beautiful children. How fun that they wanted to participate.
Thank you for stopping by my tea party.
Hugs, Michele

Kelley said...

How lovely to include the kids! The menu sounds fabulous! Tea & Tidings, Kelley

Joyce said...

what a wonderful tea party!

Amy @ The Cottage Gate said...

Dawn,
Your tea party turned out so wonderful!! How fun for you to do it with your children, and they were precious!! Your new tea pot is absolutely gorgeous - now you have a lovely excuse to make tea time for yourself more often. Come and visit me at my tea if you get a chance...

Paula said...

Oh how beautiful! I love your setting (and what a cute teapot you got for yourself there. I don't have one either. :) SOOOO beautiful! And everything looks so yummy!!

So Shabby Pink said...

OH, my goodness, Dawn! Your party is just the best! You did so much work to create this! Pass the cucumber sandwichs, please. I am so glad I came!
Peggy

Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

Hi! Dawn..I just love your tea party..your kids are adorable..I'm sure they had fun. I LOVE your tea pot..it's inspired me..My kids & DH all helped to with making the sandwiches & cake! So much was eaten before the pics! Very pretty table..

meg said...

Just goes to show~ everyone loves a good tea party :)
Your table is lovely (you're right, you did need a new teapot for the occation) & the children are adorable in their finery

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ Your tea party is just gorgeous ! I love that you have your children in it !

Debbie said...

Hi Dawn,

Your tea party is just lovely...thanks for sharing it with us!

Pink hugs,
Debbie
www.shabbycozycottage.com

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful tea party, and the food looks so yummy! Your children look like they really enjoyed it!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

P.S. - My tea party is still there (a few messages down) the water is still hot in the tea pot! Come on over!

Katherine

KJ said...

I don't feel like I need to have a tea party since I've already attended yours! Beautifully done! And, what beautiful children!

KJ