apartment-warming tea party

October 11, 2010
mini cupcakes galore
we were ready for a lot of visitors
tea sandwiches and mini cupcakes
cucumber sandwiches, fresh strawberries and scones
love these girls
our martha stewart lanterns
Most all of the weekend's excitement was yesterday, when my roommates and I spent the day prepping and hosting our apartment-warming tea party. Other than this disaster, everything went really smoothly even though at 3:45 we were scrambling to get everything on the table (and the party started at 3:30). Jenna made the best tea sandwiches- cucumber and dill, egg salad and arugula on rye, and smoked salmon with herb butter. Anna made the greatest pumpkin spice cake with honey cream cheese frosting. Sarah found and chopped up the freshest, reddest strawberries. And I baked cinnamon scones and mini chocolate banana cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Oh yeah, and we had tea galore.

I wouldn't be surprised if this week's subsequent posts were dedicated to individual items served at the tea party, or even a "how to throw your own tea party" post. (Would anyone be interested?) I just love tea parties so much. See here and here.

21 comments:

  1. i adore tea parties! those sandwiches are making me hungry. i couldn't resist blogging a bunch about my last one, too. cheers!

    http://www.bethanysusan.com/2010/07/mothers-day-high-tea-part-1.html

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  2. I love that this is the kind of party you guys have at college. Where I'm from, this is unheard of. I would LOVE to go to/throw a party like this... & the food looks delicious!

    p.s. love the dress

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  3. oh my goodness everything looks amazing!!! i want to try all of it!

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  4. oh my goodness - it looks amazing!!! everything looks sooo yummers...especially the cupcakes!

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  5. lovely photos. looks like it was a success!

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  6. fyi - did not mean to post that comment 100 times...internet is being sketchy :)

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  7. oh what a fun time! i love tea parties, had one for my bridal shower and it was perfect! i love mismatched things especially tea cups and saucers and who doesn't love a cucumber sandwich! yum!

    xo,
    cb

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  8. How cute! You make me want to throw a tea party! And I would love to read posts with your tea party tips :]

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  9. that is adorable! i want to have one now, you should make a post about how to host a tea party i think it would be really fun!

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  11. umm yes please! what a completely genius idea! i'm embarrassed that i have never thought of something so splendid!

    i have a huge newfound love for tea parties after this. so thanks :)

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  12. Tea parties surely are a nice thing - unfortunately, here they always end up with champagne :-O I guess I need new friends :-P

    xxx
    -M-
    Times Like Mine

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  13. This is so cute! Love the cupcakes!

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  14. yes! I would definitely be interested in mini posts about the food. Everything looked so delicious and I want to know how to make everything!

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  15. so very cute. i love the whimsical yellow cupcakes!

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  16. I have never actually had or been to a tea party but these photos are making me want to throw one...how to throw a tea party would be very helpful :)

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  17. LOVE tea parties! my work threw me a surprise high tea bridal shower and it was so cute!!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  18. How much fun!! Everything looks incredibly delicious!!! xo

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  19. Everything turned out fabulous! I think it would be a great post and I'm always up for new ideas for hosting parties!! Go for it, I'll be waiting!

    :)

    Have a lovely week,

    Bonnie

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  20. This is a such a lovely set-up! Congratulations on the new apartment :)

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  21. Yes, do a "how to!" I just moved into my new place and once it's not a disaster zone, I would love to throw an apartment warming tea party!!

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