What could be a more appropriate way to view the Royal Wedding than with a tea party? We all approved of the dress, were charmed by the kiss, and swooned over William's compliments to Kate at the alter. And the hats, oh the hats!! The menu was very proper: classic tea sandwiches and, taking a little help from the store, biscuits, shortbread and angel food cake. Courtney
made the day especially festive by making everyone paper crowns (I, of course, got to be 'Queen Mum'). Favors: British fixings for an afternoon spot of tea. The hope of princess life remains in all of our hearts as long as the 'fun' prince, Harry, is still on the market...a girl can dream.
mint iced tea
lady grey tea
cucumber, arugula, cream cheese
egg salad with sun dried tomatoes
smoked salmon, capers, dill cream cheese
spring strawberries with creme fraiche and brown sugar
shortbread & biscuits
angel food cake
although I don't remember much tea being drank...
It is not possible to eat too much shortbread. I feel the same about strawberries with cream of any type and angel-food cake. Yum. And cheers to William and Kate.
Loving the looks of your last several parties Annie, especially you 'Mad Man' themed one! Your food ALWAYS makes my mouth water!
Oh! Such beautiful food!
The hat thing, is not limited to just Great Britain. They are all into their hats at weddings here in Vienna also!
Looks like fun!
I came across this via a Pinterest link (oddly enough for something entirely different). I'm British and I loved reading about your party, it looks so lovely. Just one paint about the hats though: I'd never use the 'B-word' on a hat - it's very rude! When juxtaposed with the word 'snog' it's actually really rather funny (but inappropriate for a child's hat).
Maggie, Thanks for the tip. Luckily, the hats were only worn for adults!! xxAC
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