The Christmas Tea

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 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.

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7 Responses to The Christmas Tea

  1. Laura says:

    The Christmas tea sounds like such a lovely evening. I’m quite jealous! And can I just say that I really want to spend Christmas at your house – it all looks like so much fun! I wish I’d seen your reindeer candy canes before the holidays started – they would have been such a good present/activity for the children in my class to receive/make. I will bear it in mind for next year though :) Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas.

  2. Patty says:

    It sounds like something out of a story book:) Very unique in deed!

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!!

  3. Shellei says:

    It kind of looks like that basket is made out of magazines…can you tell me how you did that? or did you buy it?

  4. Nicole says:

    The Christmas tea looks like so much fun! Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

  5. katie says:

    Thank you so much for coming. I had a splendid evening and we will discuss a couples tea, which I think would be just divine:)

  6. Summer says:

    What a lovely evening! And, what a great time of year to have a tea! Merry Christmas Heidi!

  7. Heatherica says:

    I was just reading about that Christmas Tea at Katie’s journal! It sounds so wonderful!

    I love the tag you made. :)