Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Special Afternoon Tea

 It was my pleasure to host the Berea Community High School
AP Senior English class for afternoon tea today.  
The students who attended will graduate next week.  

Served on three-tier servers, the first course included Tea Sandwiches:
Turkey and Swiss on Croissant
White Cheddar Pimiento Cheese 
Cream Cheese with Orange Marmalade with a Pansy 
Sausage Wrap Rolls
Traditional Cucumber with Fresh Dill
Sweet Potato Biscuit with Country Ham
 The second tier held White Chocolate Chip Raspberry Scones
served with Clotted Cream, Lemon Curd and a Fresh Strawberry
 Mini Desserts were:
Brownie Bite with a Raspberry
Lemon Bar
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cream Puff
Mini Cheesecake Tart with Blueberries
And a Strawberry Pastry Delight
I served many pots of Harney and Sons Queen Catherine Tea. 

It was a great event enjoyed by all. 
Thanks to Ms. Flara the teacher for bringing the group. 
There were 20 guests. 

And, a VERY special thanks to my friends Lynn and Patty for helping.
I could not have done it without them!! 


Bernideen said...

Looks like a wonderful tea and they are all SMILES!

Angela McRae said...

What a fine looking group of graduates, and a FUN looking tea! Everything looks delicious, and I'm impressed with the variety. (Although, from YOU, I would expect nothing less!) Are you sure you're not ready to hang up your shingle and open for business?

Joy said...

Lucky students! What a nice thing for you to do for them. Everything looks beautiful and delicious.

relevanttealeaf said...

You're a sweet, thoughtful tea lady, Linda! You gave the graduates a memory they'll never forget! You may have even turned some of them into fans of tea! I noticed some of the young ladies wore hats... and I also noticed you used some of your beautiful trio sets. The food looked delicious and the tablescapes beautiful! I hope you're relaxing with your feet up tonight! Congrats on a job well done!

La Tea Dah said...

Congratulations! It looks like everything turned out perfectly! I love how the students dressed up and so many of the girls wore hats and the boys ties. That is so unusual this day and age. And your menu looks delicious! Just the right amount of sweet and savory!

Gracious Hospitality

Marilyn said...

My goodness, but it all looked just perfect from the menu to the table settings. How lovely to give them this gift of afternoon tea. I be they never forget it.

Karen's Place said...

How wonderful that you introduced them all to tea. Everything does look great. Love seeing all those happy smiles. Outstanding!

Rosemary said...

Oh Linda.... you presented such a wonderful tea and a gracious introduction to afternoon tea for those seniors. How perfect! I loved seeing all the young ladies in hats and the charming gents with ties... Wonderful! Your tea party food looked divine... I wanted to fill a plate with the lovely variety of flavorful treats! Kudos to you and your helpers!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my word what an awesome tea- looks at all your did t o make this so special for these young people!

It is wonderful to see the gents in ties - I even spotted a BOW TIE - and some of the ladies wore tea party hats.

How divine.

You are so special, Linda.

Stockpiling Mom said...

What a lovely tea!!!

amherstrose said...

Such a special setting for memories to treasure. Kudos to you for making this a lovely educational experience for the very lucky graduates.

Just beautiful and such a well thought out menu that would appeal to young people.

Mary Jane

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a wonderful tea you gave! Everything looks so pretty! I'm sure your guests enjoyed it so much and hopefully will have tea's of there own!

racheld said...


This has just been such a lovely party, and the mood so gracious and charming---I just had to share it at Lawn Tea today.

What a memorable event for those young folks, and for all of us who follow your entertaining and adventures with such delight.


s. franks said...

What a wonderful way to show your love for tea. It looks like they enjoyed the event. Your tables with your beautiful china cups and saucers a wonderful. The menu sounds great.

parTea lady said...

Looks like a wonderful celebration tea for the graduates and a nice menu.

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

What a wonderful thing you did. You made them feel really special. They are our future and seeing them makes me think it looks bright.
Saw you used your trios. Everything looks wonderful and sheer perfecion.
Kudos to you, Lady!
Ruthie from Lady B's

Lavender Cottage said...

What a lovely tea you treated the graduates to! Everything on the tables looks nice and the variety of food, delicious. Even the guys seem to be having a good time.

Diana Frances said...

What a lovely tea! Your foods sound yummy and look wonderful! May we expect recipes, I hope? Please?

Diana Frances said...

What a lovely tea! Your foods look wonderful and sound yummy! May we expect recipes, I hope? Please?


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