It was my birthday last week.
I had a revelation that I didn’t want to wait until one of those large ever looming big digit numbers to celebrate, SO
I decided to throw common sense to the wind and host myself a tea party!!!
I had been designing an elegant high tea party in my head for months, not to mention collecting fine china to use for years!! I knew I wanted my favourite cupcakes – Lavender and Earl Grey, and my birthday cake just had to be chocolate pumpkin cake with peanut butter frosting topped with dark chocolate ganache…a strange combination you might think, but oh yuuum.
I decorated cupcake favour boxes as a way to thank my guests for coming, and spent the weeks prior to my party gathering vintage cake forks to tie onto the boxes.
I was planning on setting up the party outside under our sprawling Poinsiana tree, with pretty doily buntings and umbrellas hanging from it’s limbs, and lovely pieces of old furniture set up on the grass…
never mind that it hasn’t rained properly here for over six months!
Of course it won’t rain TODAY!!
We got 30ml of rain.
On my birthday!
SO….the short story is that I had less than an HOUR to set up on the verandah, make everything perfect and THEN photograph it …before gathering myself together, take a deep breath and welcome my lovely guests!!!
Funny how all things come together beautifully in the end!!
Please press play, listen to some Haydn and enjoy my high tea party!
My handmade invitations..
So often it’s worth hosting your own celebration, taking the opportunity to create special memories for your children and gathering together with family and friends in appreciation of the joy and gift of life.
I am so glad that I did.