#5: Host a Tea Party.

March 11, 2011

Last weekend I got to host a small tea party for Amanda’s birthday. It was super fun to research recipes, decorate, & collect vintage plates/teacups from local thrift stores! And such a blessing to see the ladies enjoy their time, especially the birthday girl. :)

Decorated with lace garlands from the flea market, a happy birthday cut-out banner, and pink & gold balloons.

Fresh flowers from the farmers market, divvied up into my test tube vases & collection of mason jars. Peaches & creme scones by Joan & my orange scones from this recipe (these were so stinkin delicious… definitely making them again).

Fresh fruit from farmers market & earl grey salted caramel macarons, which I already went on & on about here.

Homemade granola from this recipe. It was my first time making granola & I am totally hooked! It is super easy to make & makes the whole house smell like delicious almonds & honey. Will definitely be making a second batch soon.

And all the girls brought their yummy dishes to share — sesame chicken pasta salad, fresh green salad, banana bread, mini quiches, and peach scones! We seriously feasted.

Twas so fun to just hang out, eat, & talk talk talk. My fave was picking Cindy’s brain, since she is the “veteran” wife & mom compared to all of us. And totally a treat for me to hear all the other young mamas sharing about their little ones too!

Happy birthday, dear Manda! You are SUCH a blessing to all of us. A truly loyal & sacrificial friend. Can’t imagine life without you here in Orange County & am so excited that our baby boys will only be a couple months apart!! LOVE YOU! <3

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