Friday, August 16, 2013
A VALENTINE TEA (from February 2013)
Having a tea takes a little planning, but you first have to take into consideration the month or time of year.
This was from February 2013, so obviously I chose the Valentine theme. It was so much fun to do.
It's so much fun to shop for Valentine things. The old fashioned doilies are always a beautiful accent as well as rose petals and red candles. I always buy and use fresh flowers. Most times, I use tea pots as the vase to hold the flowers.
I found these delicate with red and pink rose bud soaps that I decorated as a favor in the middle of the dessert plate (with doily beneath). Each setting also had a mini cupcake holder with candy hearts AND of course, CHOCOLATE!!
I don't think there's anything more beautiful with a well set table. Very appealing to the eye. I always use my Grandmother's china. And I have a collection of tea cups and everyone gets their own special one for the meal.
I made home made chicken salad sandwiches. I bought a heart-shaped cutter thus making heart-shaped sandwiches. Yum.
Veggies are always a good addition to any luncheon. What I loved about this was a "Pinterest" idea to make the dip servers out of peppers. Very pretty, aren't they?
A favorite part of this luncheon was fresh fruit with a yummy fruit dip. I had blueberries, pineapple, grapes, kiwi, blackberries and strawberries. Delightful to any palate.
Then, of course, what would a Valentine themed tea be without chocolate. I found the most awesome, delicious triple chocolate cake and prettied it up with some hearts.
And to add a little more ... here's the dessert I made for my hubby for Valentine's Day. Scrumptious.