I take after my mom and love hosting and planning get togethers, so I had a lot of fun putting this together. And, my wonderful cousin Andrea helped me!
I made up and sent out invites - I used Chai tea bags and they smelled soo good!
(edited to take out personal info!)
We came up with our tea time menu:
Ham & Cheese Quiche'
Sausage & Cheese Quiche'
Cranberry Scones with Raspberry Jam & Cream
Cole Slaw/Top Ramen Salad
Lemon Poppyseed Cake
Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Chocolate Mousse Cups
The quiche' recipe, I had asked my friend Kristen for because her mom makes amazing food and her quiche' is my favorite! Turns out it came from the More With Less cookbook that I've had sitting on my bookshelf for several years....I decided to pretend I didn't already have it available to me for such a long time and was ecstatic when she emailed me the recipe! I had never made quiche' at all before, but was excited to try. Not too bad for my first time. :)
My wonderful aunt Janet, Andrea's mom, made the scones for us. They were a-maz-ing. And I've already requested the recipe. I cannot wait to add it to my collection.
Andrea made the Lemon Poppyseed cake, which I also need the recipe for because it was killer. The moistest that I've ever had!
I tried out the Raspberry Jam Thumbprint cookies for the first time also, from this recipe. They turned out VERY buttery (as in, I actually had to pour some butter off of the baking sheet when I pulled it out of the oven), but luckily the cookies didn't flatten out one bit as they cooled. I will definitely use this recipe again, but I'll have to remember to cut back on some of the butter.
My mom and I got a variety of flowers from Fred Meyers and made a pretty little centerpiece. We laid out a burgandy tablecloth with a pretty cream lacy one over top and we set up each place setting with the glass tea plates and cups and pedestal bowls for the fruit. It looked so pretty!
Krista walkin' in the door!
All the ladies who joined us for tea:
(I couldn't get mom to turn around...she declared this was her "best side"... *sigh*)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KRISTA!! Hope you enjoyed your celebration. :)