Food Fashion and Flow: A Spot of High Tea   

Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Spot of High Tea

I am a coffee lover non pareil, but this coffee lover also adores tea and I love love love high tea. It is always so fun to get dressed up and wear a big beautiful hat and munch on sandwiches without crusts, eat scones, drink tea and cucumber water and nibble on a wide array of sweet treats. It is great fun to attend a tea and even more fun to host one! 
We had quite a ParTEA

My church had its first spring tea garden party and I thought a Breakfast at Tiffanys theme for my table would be fun, elegant, stylish and give me an excuse to spoil and pour into the group of ladies I had the honor of entertaining. I managed to get a few snapshots of my outfit, which is a variation of the little Black dress Audrey Hepburn made famous in Breakfast at Tiffanys. I wanted a bit of a vintage look with a modern flair, so Instead of a black dress, I wore a full black skirt, and a black top knotted at the waist with bold pops of aqua, mint green and teal. My hat was bold and a little over the top, but that's a part of the fun:-)

My friends got into the spirit of the theme by wearing black. We had a great time! There were a couple of no shows that said they were coming, but didn't show up and it disappointed me for a moment. I chose instead to focus on the lovely ladies that were there and not the ones who weren't. They missed out on a great time. 
It was really fun to take some of my favorite elements of the movie and incorporate them into the tea. I hope you don't mind how picture heavy this post is, but I really wanted to share all the little details that make gatherings like this so memorable. I really enjoyed putting together all of these little treats for the ladies.
The bigger and the bolder the hat, the better! Right?

I pulled my hair back so that the hat could stand out
 It is a coincidence that my nails match the decor of the tea. I have been loving this mint color and have been wearing it nonstop lately

I filled these beautiful Tiffany boxes with chocolates for my guests

 This sign was the perfect way to welcome my guests:-)

I wanted everything to be elegant and girly, so I adorned this simple vase with swarosky crystals. Do you like it?

 I put together these cute little parting gifts for my guests

And each guest got to enjoy a Tiffany box filled with sugary goodness
 What more could a girl want?

I made these signs for the back of the chair and let each lady sit at the chair that best described her. 

Firestarter, Phenomenal Woman and Sassy
The sun was so harsh when I was setting up, that this was the best shot I could get of the table

my cup runneth over

So elegant 

So many different styles

And smiles and beautiful hats

These are the tea bag favors I made for my guests

 Tea Time!

Tiffany Boxes filled with chocolates

My friend Eunice is the epitome of style and sophistication

The secrets these eyes can tell...

My beautiful fan is so much more than a fashion statement.  Hot flashes have become a very regular part of my life lately and if I have to fan myself all the time, I might as well look fabulous doing it. Right?

Lots of great food

 Fresh and delicious


Cranberry Feta Salad

My chicken salad croissants were a big hit

There plenty of teas including southern sweet tea and some very sweet punch

 And a table of sweet treats

No tea is complete without scones

 and more scones
 And the elegant Madelines

 I just love these ladies

Don't you love Audrey Hepburn?.
Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite style icons

Skirts like this are made for twirling and swooshing around:-)

 It was an amazing day!


ABeautiful LittleBlog said...

I'm very impress, you my friend and all of your girlfriends should be on a magazine. You girls look lovely.

Frannie Pantz said...

This looks AMAZING LV! You did a great job! I can't believe all the work you did--the decorations to the gift bags to the snacks all look so divine. And so do you! What a lovely dress and hat! You've inspired me--now I want to host a high tea! And PS--so LOLed at the ParTEA line!

francesca romana capizzi said...

OMG!!!! your hat is beyond gorgeous, you look so classy!
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Sophia Salaroli said...


ur li'l miss sunshine said...

Lovely post!! Audrey is one of my inspiration too.

Because Shanna Said So said...

Wow!!! You ladies went all out!! Love it and the theme!! No better way to spend time with your friends and the Lord!! You are too adorable!!

Whitney James said...

Looks like such a fun event! I love the backs of the chairs and the food setup. And of course, you looked fabulous!


Olivia Abdelmalek said...

Nice hat!!

Olivia Abdelmalek

Antionette Blake said...

What a wonderful event, you definitely gave Oprah a run for her money - and thoughts of the great Dr. Maya Angelou!

Emmylou said...

You all look fabulous, LV! Very Audrey Hepburn for sure. I don't think I've ever been to a tea party, and now, I wanna go. I need friends who do this! :D

Carolyn said...

amazing outfit! such a cute theme for a tea party

MarkD60 said...

Quite the high ladies event!!!

Sing of Singature Style said...

So fun. You looked great.

Diana Ashuayem said...

Love your outfit! what a fun tea party, you guest are so stylish!

Fabrizia Spinelli said...

Wow, that's such a lovely outfit!
Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

Jaela Lopez said...

OMG!!! this is absolutely beautiful...I love everything

LavishLibra said...

fun soiree.

Merrie K. said...

You look so cut and chic! It looks like you have a lot of fun at ur church :)

Carsedra McKoy said...

Looks like a wonderful event, everyone looked great!!!

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