In the midst of tackling a massive project for school that has left me dealing with 4am bedtimes for one too many nights, I squeezed in a ladies tea party for my boyfriend’s lovely grandmothers, mother and sister and my own momma at our apartment.
I called the tea for mid afternoon and as such, went with a sweet tea, instead of going all out with scones, sandwiches and clotted cream, which I adore but will leave to an occasion which I have more time to spend in the kitchen!
Keeping within my apartment’s scheme of black, white and gold, I set the table with a black ribbed tablecloth and my gold chilewich runner and used a mix of my Marcel Wanders for Target gold appetizer plates, pink tea cups and saucers from my mother’s collection, and a funky vintage squiggle tea pot and copper-plated platters I inherited from my grandmother.
Instead of using traditional place cards, I set a camellia-shaped sugar cookie embellished with the guest’s initials in gold dragees at each setting. They turned out so well and doubled as a treat that they took home to snack on later.
Scrumptious sweets served on cute patterned doilies from Teatro Verde were almost too pretty to eat! Macaroons from MoRoCo and jam-cookies and mini-pastries from Pusateri’s were divinely delicious! We had a great time and I definitely plan on throwing more tea parties in the future!