I love birthday partys – and the most beloved birthday is of course my own one because of gift´s, of the wonderful day but the most important fact ist that birthday is one of the best reasons for a party!!! Time for cooking, baking and do handicraft decorations. This year I celebrated my birthday as an “ENGLISH TEA PARTY”.

What´s more like britain than a classic five o´clock tea. Glamorous table arrangements and a colorful tacky decoration are one of the most important things for a great tea party next to cucumber sandwiches, old china ware and a sweet candy buffet – Tea Time at it’s best.

Next to some savoury snacks like sandwiches and rice salad my sweet candy buffet was made of:

grandma´s Black Forest Cherry Cake

yoghurt -rasperry mousse &

classic apple pie

The savory delicacies goods were mediterranean rice salad and mixed sandwiches.

Handmade garlands made of pink and yellow pennants, next to garlands made of doilies and colourful pom poms made a great setting for a (royal) english tea party feeling. Handmade flower arrangements made of white tea roses and small colorful roses refine the teetable setting and the candy buffet. This year´s trend colors are pastel pink and yellow. Please find the right music in my youtube Playlist, that I prepared for you.

Special tipp: suggest a “royal dresscode” with classic dresses, headpieces and fascinators  that the guests are perfect prepared for being in the same setting than the party atmosphere.

I hope you like my suggestions and find an inspiration in this posting to celebrate an ENGLISH TEA PARTY.

.s. cookingCatrin