Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Garden Themed Tea Party

A conversation between me and my sister:

Me: Let's have a tea party for the kids.
My sister: Why? Do you have a tea set?
Me: I got 4!
My sister: Wow! For a non tea drinker like you, I can't believe you got 4 sets!
Me:( just laughing)

Unlike my sister who loves green tea, warm tea or just about any kind of tea, I only drink flavored iced tea. I have a collection of teapots, tea cups and saucers of various styles and colors. They are bits and pieces that I collected to create a set. Instead of allowing these tea sets to collect dust in my cabinet, I'd like to put them to good use and so the tea party is born!
So last Sunday I hosted the first ever mini tea party for my nieces. It was so much fun we (me, my sis and cousin) decided to have a themed tea party ( or any mini themed party on a budget) for the kids once a month. But if no budget, no party! hehehe! We will keep it fairly simple but fun and memorable for the kids.

For the Food:
In addition to marshmallow tea cups that I made, we had assorted cookies for the kids to nibble on . Sis baked some dried cranberries and white chocolate chip cookies while my cousin Rome prepared adobo flakes bruschetta. You can check out their food blogs for the recipe. Others were store bought.



DIY tiered serving tray that I made. I used hot glue to hold all the pieces together.




I made marshmallow tea cups which were a hit!




mini cupcakes were store bought





Cinnamon twistix, chocolate coated cookies( from my aunt's fridge), chiffon bites, dried cranberries and white chocolate chip cookies courtesy of sis




Adobo Flakes Bruschetta courtesy of my cousin Rome.



The kids had lemon flavored tea ( Nestea to be exact) This tea set is not expensive. I bought the cups for Php29 ( 4 cups), the teapot for Php70. The green saucers are from a different set which I will use next time.




Sis and Cousin had Apple, cinnamon and raisin tea while I had my own secret drink! hihihi!







Want some tea?













Plants strategically placed for the venue to look like a garden. hehehe! How I wish we had a beautiful garden where we can hold mini tea parties like this.







Big thank you to my wonderful sister and cousin who took part in making this party an unforgettable one. One of them will host the next tea party. I just hope my other nieces will be able to join this time. Sis made the party more fun for the kids by holding a cake decorating contest after the party. You can check it out here.

49 comments:

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Haaay...isa lang talaga masasabi ku, nagmukha na namang art yung mga pinost mu. Iba talaga kapag ikaw ang nag-post. Yung food nagiging art.

Next time invie me for the tea party.

kath said...

awww..bet your nieces had a great time :)

J said...

ang saya! I bet the kids had a blast. Ampunin nyo na kasi ako!

Rachel Joy said...

You're so creative talaga...next time invite mo kmi ok!?!?? heheheh.

michi said...

themed party every month, this is nice idea for kids. parang ang sarap maging bata. hehe!

Ayel said...

Aww ang galing mo sis!!! :) I love the marshmallow teas! ang cute cute!!!

I should try that with my baby girl haha, ang cute eh! :) ^^

Take care now! ^^

wendy said...

lucky kids!

you're so creative, i love looking browsing over your pictures here.

i am certified said...

wow! invite us next time.. haha.. I admire your creativity :D

Peiyinn said...

Wow! That's adorable tea set! It is a great and enjoyable time. :)

Alice Law said...

ALICE IN WONDERLAND!!!! Your post reminds me of Alice!! Your are so smart, I mean the food tray! I was actually looking for one but it's so expensive!

The tea cup marshmallows... I can tell u how much the little kids will love it! Your ceramic tea cups, so adorable! Wht a fantastic tea party! You are tempted me to hv one with my kids, thanks!*hugs!

ronadelle said...

I'm in AWE! Ang ganda ganda! Super cute!! You're amazing for making the mini-tea party a very wonderful and artistic one. Hindi magastos pero so CUTE!!! Pasensya na po. Na-cute-an lang tlga ko! I lililili like it!!

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Mika said...

Wow! I love everything...I can't say which one I like best cause it's all great. Very artistic!

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Kathleen said...

uy ang cute cute nman ng tea sets nyo. maganda nga ang tea on the travels para sa malamig na panahon

Rachelle said...

wow! wala akong masabi sa effort! very nice and colorful party! visiting you back! :)

maiylah said...

wow, so cute and really pretty! love your tea set; everyone looks like they're having a lot of fun!
what a wonderful idea! :)

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mayen said...

wow that was a fab idea.. invite mo naman ako sa next party. I'm not a tea drinker myself but i love sweets and I am actually drooling by just looking at those sweet. those kids are lucky they have cool moms.

Great post anney!!!

i'm off to see your sister's blog.

Lainy said...

Fantastic!

Ang galing! Nakakainggit naman! I wish I have a creative mind like yours to be able to organize and host such beautiful and colorful party. Everything is lovely. Love it! And oh! I am drooling over here!

Ebie said...

Ang cute, parang Alice in Wonderland!

Nice party!

nathalie said...

Great idea... love those cute lil' tea sets.. :)

MImi said...

Ang ganda naman!

Mimi said...

Makiki party din ako! hihihi!

kanak7 said...

Fantastic!! I loved your pictures! What a fun idea and everything looked so yum. I also liked you DIY tiered serving dish.

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Kristeta ♥ (kalokang Pinay) said...

haha, ang saya naman. Yan ata ang hindi ko mararanasang i-host kasi lalaki si Jace ko... ang hilig pa naman ng mga Briton sa tsaa!
I love the food, syempre as always! Ikaw na talaga sa galing magprepare ng food na appealing to the eyes and im sure to the taste buds as well. Kaya super like ko ang blog mo eh =) Can't wait to see/read about the next tea party!

raqgold said...

i love tea parties, too!! esp if there's a theme and lots of tiny foodies... great pictures

Harija said...

This is so cool and really cute!

Fickle Cattle said...

Those marshmallow teacups are the cutest! :-)

Shenny's mommy said...

Awww...this is a fairy tale come true garden tea party. My girl kept on saying "Wow..Wow..Wow" when I scrolled down the page to view the photos. She wanted to have one too. She loves the cups the best as they are very cute.

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dong ho said...

those are really cute tea sets. i like mini cupcakes. im impressed at how they make it that small.

Kimberly said...

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☆Mama Ko☆ said...

The foods are all delicious looks like it. the tea set ang super cute. nice collection

bursky said...

waaah! i've always wanted to host a tea party! wala lang din. kaartehan lang. haha! :)

nahiya tuloy ako sa sarili ko. i wouldn't buy the tea set you have if i ever saw that in a store. pero now that it's in the tea party, parang ang ganda na niya!!! bagay na bagay! maybe i still need to train my eyes to see the potential in stuff i see. :)

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Asta said...

man, i love green tea or any kind of hot beverage just like your sister. these little girls are so cute.

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chubskulit said...

You guys are really artistic, lahat ata kayo eh artist in your own way. Ganda!

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This is all too cute, I bet the girls had fun!

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Alicia said...

Oh wow!! Everything looks so bright & beautiful...and girly!! I bet everyone had such a great time!!!

Annie Q said...

Lovely garden themed tea party!!! I bet all the kids sure have a wonderful time.

Love your tea set, very nice and the marshmallow tea cups, you're creative!

The Average Jane said...

So cute! Love the mashmallow tea cups too. What did you use for the handle? =)

suituapui said...

Such a pretty party. Love the tea pots and cups especially. So nice.

Spanish Pinay said...

Hey anney, wanna be a tita to my little one? haha! she's going to love all your creativity and attention to your pamangkins!

seriously you're one best creative tita :)

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Mayet said...

so lovely!! galing ng idea;)

pinayrichmom said...

everything is soooo pretty!!! I luv it!!! :)

joy said...

I admire you and your sister for doing such a good work for this kids.

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