This was such a special afternoon. I gathered together a group of ladies, many of them mothers with young children, with the aim of creating a relaxing and indulgent tea party where they would sit and enjoy being served. As women, we are so often the ones who tirelessly meet the needs of others, so I wanted to give these special ladies an afternoon off, where they could finish their conversations, have fresh tea poured for them, leave their diets at the door and indulge in decadent sweets and treats.
A shabby chic theme was chosen, with a slightly vintage twist. Blush pink, mint green and white was the colour scheme, with accents of blue. Two vintage doors with doily buntings provided the backdrop and a soft pink chiffon table skirt added a feminine touch to the display.
The sweets menu included White chocolate and passionfruit cupcakes, French breakfast tea cupcakes, White chocolate covered Oreo biscuits, Vanilla bean sugar cookies, Raspberry melting moments, White chocolate Tim Tam pops and a small lolly buffet. Savouries were served at the tables on fine bone china plates.
As my goal was to make each lady feel special and loved, I decided to make personalised name cookies to put inside each tea cup as place settings. Each guest also had a fragrant soap favour wrapped with shabby fabric scraps.
The entire afternoon was so relaxing and gave me great joy as I buzzed around pouring tea and ensuring everyone had enough to eat and drink. It was such a success and brought refreshment to all of my guests, who truly felt loved and spoilt. A definite win win!
This post is dedicated to Shirley Parr, a beautiful woman who unexpectedly went to be with the Lord just 11 days after joining our tea party. She told me that this was one of the best afternoons she had ever had and sent me a beautiful card of appreciation in the following week. I am so glad that I was able to love on these special ladies. Shirley was able to enjoy a lovely afternoon with two of her daughters in law, who I am sure will treasure those sweet memories for a long time.