Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Patrick's Tea Party!



I hosted an afternoon tea party
 for my two sisters and my three young nieces
 the day before (Sunday) St. Patrick's Day.









Not ALL my shamrock china was used,
but some of it was, of course!

If you somehow missed my last couple shamrock posts
I hope you will check them out to see lots of shamrock pieces.










St. Patrick's Day isn't just a single day for us,
 oh, no never!







The menu:

Cream of Asparagus Soup


Salad Greens with Strawberries


Chicken Salad with Almonds
Egg Salad with Dill
Cucumber Rounds with Herbed Cream Cheese
Bacon Cheese Mini Quiche
Broccoli Mini Quiche


Lemon Crisps Tea Cookies
Mini Cream Puffs
Brownie Bites with Candy Frosting
Shamrock Sugar Cookies (sis brought, thanks!)
Rice Krispie Treats
Pistachio Crunch*


Twinging's Earl Grey and
 H & S "Paris" tea was served.



* My friend Sharyn gave as a favor for a wonderful
tea she had recently that I can't wait to share with you!







Sharyn's tea party was Saturday, and mine was Sunday
 so I really had to rush and put together this
party of mine rather quickly when I got home around 5pm.

My party was at noon so I found myself really
running around like a madwoman. : - )




I also had to keep the menu to food
 the girls would eat so I didn't get too fancy or weird.
They pretty much ate everything, too.

Except the middle niece absolutely hates cucumbers for some odd reason.
So her cucumber rounds were just cheese rounds, lol.







I love any opportunity
 to get out my green glass teacups and use them.









The favors were in shamrock gift box bags.








For my two sisters:

Bling-y emerald green shamrock post earrings
Green votive Yankee Candle 
Ceramic hand painted shamrock ornament



For my eldest niece:

Same earrings as above
Shamrock gourmet chocolates
Mini shamrock notepad



For my two younger nieces:

Bling-y shamrock nail stickers
LOTS of chocolate candies
Mini shamrock notepad









And yes, we used my pretty shamrock teaspoons
that you have seen before. : - )









But the *very* best part of the tea
 were having these three beauties as guests. 


Reagan  ~  Darien  ~  Delaney







As always, thank you for your visit!


~Michele

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15 comments:

  1. Such beautiful nieces! Such a lovely tea and your family must appreciate all of your special efforts to enjoy a tea time together. You serve yummy food at a very pretty table.

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  2. How beautiful...your table setting and dishes, the food, your family. It doesn't get any better than this Michele! Those sandwiches look so yummy. Do you make all of the food yourself? And the three little ladies in the last picture, what lovely Irish names! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous spread, Michele! Everything looks just wonderful; especially those wee quiches! Love your green glass teacups and that darling teapot. The girls look delighted to be there. Thank you for sharing with us at Tea Time and a belated Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. Happy Spring too!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. Oh my goodness, what beautiful girls with Irish names! I love the dark red hair and I have a grandson with the same coloured hair and blue eyes - a rare combination. Your tea looks so wonderful with all the sweet details you've included. I bet you all had a fun time.

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  5. Wow! You did an amazing job ~ everything looks so pretty. Your neices are beautiful and such pretty names they have too.
    Happy Spring!
    Carolyn

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  6. Wow Michele, you sure know how to throw a tea party! Everything looked scrumptious!

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  7. Michele, you throw one beautiful party! Pretty nieces too! Happy Spring,
    Sylvia

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  8. Your table and delightful goodies look wonderful! I know they loved it all!

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  9. You went all out Michele, tasty food, decorated table and wonderful personalized table gifts. Your three nieces look pretty all dressed up, hard to get that age out of jeans I'd imagine and judging by the smiles, enjoyed themselves very much.
    The saucer for the green teacup looks like cornflower, it's dainty having soup served in a teacup. Well done, wish I could come to one of your teas.
    Hugs,
    Judith

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  10. Loved your tea party. And such lovely young ladies you had for tea.

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  11. Michele,

    What a wonderful, wonderful time! I love the painted shamrock flatware!

    Have an amazing week!
    karianne

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  12. What lovely young ladies at the tea ... and this sounds like quite a menu--I'm hungry just reading it! Beautiful, beautiful job ...

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  13. Hi Michele,

    What a delightful St. Patty's party you put together! The shamrock tea service complete with pretty teaspoons is adorable, as are your sweet nieces! And the tasty treats, I'm sure were also something to toast to! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful festivities!

    Happy weekend talented lady!

    Poppy

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  14. had to comment on your darling young ladies--so sweet! fabulous party, michele! your attention to details is amazing:) have a great week!

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