After the game, every girl got a pair of white gloves, and we used the peacock feathers to make fascinators. You can’t have a tea party without fascinators, right???
Maybe you can, I don’t know. I was just trying to come up with activities that seemed really British. So, British ladies love their fascinators. I couldn’t figure out how to make one like Beatrice’s crazy uterus thing, so we made peacock fascinators instead.
My girls LOVED THEM. You can tell, they all wore them to church the next day. People were like, “Uh… what’s the deal with the feathers?”.
Maybe we can start a new trend where Mormons wear hats and fascinators to church every Sunday. That would be FANTASTIC.
Some of Jane’s friends couldn’t make it, so her sisters got to fill in their spots. Here are all the girls with their fascinators on and ready for some tea!
We had four different herbal/fruity flavors. Jane and I preferred the mango passionfruit. Very yummy.
The great thing about this party was that I got to use all the pottery/milk glass that I have been hoarding for years.
After they had their tea, we started with some fresh strawberries.
Then we had four types of tea sandwiches: salmon with creme cheese and dill, prisciutto and tapenade, chicken salad on mini croissants, and cucumber sandwiches. The favorite? Cucumber by far. Aunt Augusta has very good taste in sandwiches. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to watch The Importance of Being Earnest. “There were no cucumbers in the market today, not even for ready money.”
Next came the desserts: Mini lemon/raspberry cupcakes, peach and creme pastry shells, fruit tarts, and some french macaroons. I didn’t attempt to make macaroons myself because… Yeah, baking and I are not friends. And those seem super complicated. I did make everything else, which is why they look pretty sloppy. But, they tasted good!
It was a lovely party. Quieter and more elegant than any other party I’ve thrown. It was a lot of fun. I’m already planning my next one!