Friday, April 4, 2014

St. Patricks Day Tea Party

It all started with a craving... a craving for St James Tea Room by one of my friends. Two of my other friends commented that it was just not in their budget. As much as I love that place for the food and ambiance, it is just a bit pricey. So we set off to recreate the food and ambiance. We collaborated with a potluck. Each of us brought a dessert and savory. I hosted the event at my house so I came up with some quick decorating ideas and brought out my fancy china.

I created this wreath for spring but dressed it up for the event with a St. Patricks Day sign in the middle.

The day before the party I placed all decorating items and platters on the table.

I put some sparkly clovers on the wall.

 St. Patricks Day hats and chocolate coins sprinkled on the table.

I love these white plates with gold ting and trim and matching cups and saucers. Each plate had a pot of gold (chocolate coins and Ferrero Roche truffle)

These girls are amazing!!! There were tea sandwiches, connolis, sorbet, quiche,  spanakopita, meatballs, layered rainbow sautéed bell pepper and onion, Macaroon mash, lacey cookies, peanut brittle, chocolate cookies, chocolate covered coconut truffles, layered veggie platter and some gourmet teas. 

This picture does not do it justice but, check out these cool plants my friend found. They were perfect for the St. Patty's day themed tea party. Not only were they white and green, but they had these really interesting leaves that gave a hint of 4 leaf clovers.

I had so much fun with these girls! Good food paired with good company makes an even more awesome night and our awesome night moved into the den where we got ourselves hooked on the T.V. series called resurrection. 
We need to plan another tea party soon!

What did you all do for St. Patricks day?

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