Last night I attended a Christmas Tea complete with fancy hats + gloves. It was hosted by my friend Katie’s mom at her house. Her mom used to sell antiques and has quite a collection of goodies fit for a tea party. I didn’t take too many photos because the lights were out except sweet candles and small lights around the room. Her house looks like a movie set from the past, all her furniture is Victorian and delicate.
She had prepared a special Christmas tea which did not need sugar or cream. I’m going to try and get the recipe, it was just slightly sweet with touches of cinnamon and peppermint..so good. Scones, tiny sandwiches including date + cream cheese, cucumber, and tiny tomatoes stuffed with cheese + chives. So many tiny desserts too! The nice thing about it was trying all these different flavors in bite size.
We sang carols, talked about our family traditions, and it was just a really sweet relaxing evening. Katie and I were also able to exchange gifts before everyone arrived. Don’t worry I made a little basket for her mom to as a thanks for the tea. Katie gave me this amazing vintage cake frosting kit still in the original box and equally amazing baked goods. She made Bakerella’s cakepops with red velvet cake, chocolate covered pretzels, etc. My gifts to her are above taken before I left…I made the gift tag out of some vintage velveteen paper I have, a pipe cleaner, and brown paper! I am going to make some more this evening for other gifts. She had asked me to make her a purse, and I gave her some tea supplies and baked goods as well. Let’s face it as much as anyone bakes it is always so good to get baked goods from someone else. Last night was just a really good relaxing evening.
Now it is time for me to put on a brave face and head out to the grocery shop, which I am sure will be a mad house! I’ll have a few more photos from the tea over on Flickr.