Sunday, March 13, 2011

Surprise Birthday Tea Party at Greentree Tearoom

Surprise Tea Party at Greentree Tearoom in Lexington
Alice, Linda, Mary, Lynn, Patty, and Melissa (L to R)

My daughter, Melissa, announced to the world on Facebook and her blog,
I celebrated my 60th birthday on Friday. 

Melissa, (above)  planned and executed this special birthday surprise for me!
I don't recall ever having been surprised about anything in my 60 years! 
Someone always slips up and drops a clue, but not this time!!
How did it happen???
First, of all, Melissa did not tell GJ or AJ anything about this event!
She knew they can't keep a secret from me. *smile*

Lynn (above) who does not have a devious bone in her body,
followed Melissa's instructions (including a script) and  invited me to Greentree Tearoom to celebrate my birthday. 
She insisted we have a special  birthday celebration tea for just the two of us, AND she would drive.
Lynn never drives.  I always drive.
I just assumed she was being extra thoughtful because of my shoulder surgery...

Patty, Alice and Mary were in on the surprise!

Patty dropped by my house on Thursday with my gift because "she knew our family was to depart for Cincinnati early Friday afternoon."
Alice sent me "Happy Birthday" greetings on Facebook Friday morning as did many other FB friends.
Mary did not return my call on Thursday, which was very unusual, but it was because she was afraid she would spill the beans.  I learned these ladies had been in on the plans since January!
And believe me!  I was surprised! 

I love to go to luncheon tea at Greentree, especially during the month of March.

Rob and Casey at Greentree presented a lovely tea menu.  We began with Potato-Leek Soup. 
Darjeeling tea is being served during March.

The next course was a delicious Irish Oatmeal Scone served with
Blackberry Jam and Fayette Cream
Followed by a Hot Brownette
a miniature version of the famous Kentucky Hot Brown

The last two courses at Greentree are served on the round buffet table and included 
Parsleyed Sushi Balls
Benedictine Sandwiches
Pesto Chicken Sandwiches
Pistachio Cake
Grasshopper Cream
and Shamrock Iced Cookies  

Melissa made beaded bookmarks and presented them in little gift bags at each guest's place. 

It was a most amazing tea party! 
Thank you to Melissa and dear friends Lynn, Patty, Alice and Mary! 

The  was only the beginning of a very fun and action-packed birthday weekend. 
More exciting posts to come about our weekend in Cincinnati.


Joyce said...

What great friends!!! And what a great memory...the food sure looked wonderful! I love Potato and Leek soup. It's hard to find some place that serves it and serves it well.
Happy Birthday to you!
Be blessed....Joyce

Marilyn said...

You have great friends. What a lovely surprise. Happy Birthday to you.

YourTeaLife said...

What a fun birthday surprise! Happy Birthday and welcome to my decade!

Bernideen said...

Oh Linda what a wonderful celebration you had! So glad it remained a surprise tea and the food was lovely! Happy #60 and many, many more!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate! I love the green items on the buffet...very seasonal. I know you had a perfect day!

racheld said...

Well, Happy Birthday all over again!! What a wonderful celebration of a milestone (a very YOUNG milestone, at that, believe me!)

And the March menu looks delightful---true to form, as soon as I saw the link, I went doddering off and looked at the whole site, then went on to something else, with a little niggling thought trying to tell me something.

THEN, way after while---LINDA!! popped back into my feeble brain.

So I got to enjoy your party twice. That's just the most beautiful afternoon, and so special with folks you love so much.

I'm so glad for your lovely day.


Rosemary said...

What a great celebration! Melissa and friends must be tickled that they were able to pull this off and totally surprise you! What fun! And, you look great! Happy Birthday!

parTea lady said...

What a wonderful birthday surprise. The Greentree Tearoom luncheon tea looked great. That was very sweet of Melissa to plan this special event for you.

I'm also in my sixtieth year, but my celebration was last April.

Marilyn said...

What a thoughtful daughter and totally fun way to celebrate.

Thanks also for the card I received today. I love it.

Steph said...

Oh, what a special way to celebrate!

Carol said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! What a delightful surprise for you. Your daughter is so sweet to have planned it. The tea foods look delicious. Thanks for sharing your special day!
Love, Carol B.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, what a wonderful birthday treat! I'm so proud of your daughter and friends for actually making it a surprise. I remember having a "surprise party" thrown for me once when nearly ever single friend there had dropped a clue! You obviously have a very, very thoughtful daughter and friends -- and the tea room fare looks amazing. May I ask what Fayette Cream is? I live near Fayette County, so I have to know!

P.S. Sixty is the new forty, they say!

Stockpiling Mom said...

It was my honor to plan your party and so thrilled it was a surprise! I love you!



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