Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List: A “Pretentious” Tea Party

Earlier this week, some lovely ladies got together at my house for a “pretentious” tea party. I am so excited to share pretty pictures from the event with you!

img_2789img_2790First off, allow me to introduce the guests! Left to right above: Me, Amanda, Caitlin and Tia.

img_2791Also present (and behind the camera of many of the photos): Ariel!

img_2787Next up, take a look at our pretty spread! Amanda brought most of the fine dishes and decor for the party, Caitlin brought the elegant flowers, and everyone contributed to the delicious food and tea.img_2783img_2782 (2)10489725_10202675903719276_4100630429800771750_nThe food: Lemon bars, tea brined chicken, cranberry feta salad, pickle wraps, fruit salad, tartlets, coconut macarons, watermelon pickles, and vanilla orange biscotti. The tea: Blueberry Green, Amazon Lemon (green Yerbe matte), French Breakfast, and Moroccan Mint.

10583936_10202675907799378_5557907018885636322_nIMG_20140723_174610_833Are you drooling over how delicious this looks? I know, I was too. Please just pat your lips delicately with a napkin so we can keep up the pretense, okay? IMG_20140723_174637_213Hello, dessert. (You may remember Dame Eyola’s Lemon Tart? That recipe is nearly identical to the lemon bars I made. Oh, and remember when Ariel made similar coconut macarons before?) I was pretty happy with my tartlets as that was the first time I made pie crust from scratch. It was surprisingly easy! Caitlin was responsible for the delicious biscotti, which paired wonderfully with the French Breakfast tea. IMG_20140723_174445_557 IMG_20140723_173937_262img_2786img_2785Tartlets and watermelon pickles

img_2792After lots of talking, laughing, and eating, we all teamed up for clean-up time. We were able to get everything put away in no time (though that could have to do with the fact that we gave up on manners after about five minutes and started indulging in food like no one was watching, hence leaving little food to put away!).IMG_0900For a perfect end to the evening, we headed to Odd Side Ales for a beer. How we had room in our tummies after that delectable meal is something of a mystery, but you know how I love a good beer. What a successful evening!

Have you ever attended a tea party? What is your favorite dish for tea party events? (Check out my pinterest board for other tea party ideas in the future!)

Take care darlings!

xx Caitlyn

4 thoughts on “Summer Bucket List: A “Pretentious” Tea Party

  1. you know what I realized we didn’t have until the next day? Cucumber sandwiches! I wish I had thought to make them. I need to get Caitlin’s biscotti recipe. it was soooo yummy!

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