Impromptu Tea Party

November 22, 2011
Over the rainy weekend, I got a wild hair to have a fireside tea party with my girlfriends. It literally poured all day outside while we sat around my coffee table and snacked on sweet treats, mini tea sandwiches, scones (homemade, recipe to come!) and sipped tea and prosecco. I served two types of tea, one was a Christmas flavor I picked up at the Huntington Tea Room in Pasadena and the other I found while browsing Upstairs at Pierre Lafond called the Queens Guard—love the name. Here’s a look at a lazy, girly afternoon that was just my cup of tea.
Antique tea cups.
The Queens Guard Tea from Bellocq Tea Atelier
Fresh cut roses brought over by a friend and mini sandwiches—cucumber, mint and cream cheese and classic PB & J.
Homemade chocolate chip scones, whipped cream, jam and lemon bread.
Chocolate chip Madeleines.
A pink Elizabeth and James dress and pearls.
Coconut cream cheese cake.
A very proper tea guest came with glittery gold gloves. She definitely won for best dressed.
 Lounging by the fire.
Tip: add cranberries to Prosecco for a Holiday touch.
 Heels were kicked off early on.

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