What better way to welcome spring, than with a tea party, and what better way to kick off this blog! Welcome to Tea & Fancy! I'm so glad you're here! I look forward to sharing things that I fancy with you, along with bits and pieces of my adventures around my kitchen, and my home. I'm excited for something fresh, and I'm ready to finally venture back into the world of blogging.
I celebrated my birthday last week, and thought it would be fun to put together a Spring Tea and invite some friends, new and old. I made it a bit of a resolution this year, to throw more tea parties. It's a great time to sit and relax with friends & family, enjoy tea and sweets, and have an excuse to wear a dress. Oh, and don't forget the flowers, too.
For the decor, I went with a pink floral theme for spring. My grandma's china was perfect. The centrepiece was a DIY arrangement of O'Hara garden roses, freesia, and pitt, in a teapot. The smell is so lovely.
For the tea, each of my guests was able to choose a tea from my collection. This way everyone could try what they like, or maybe something new. There was a variety of black, green, herbal, rooibos, and even maté teas.
I served cream tea scones with raisins, sun-dried tomato & cream cheese sandwiches, mini malted milk chocolate macarons, and Courtesan au Chocolat (inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel). It was a joy to prepare! A photo booth was a fun addition to the afternoon, as well.