Downton Abbey Tea Party

I am a big fan of Downton Abbey and I shamelessly have to admit that I finished 3 seasons within a week.  Who could forget the big cliffhanger from last season?!  One of the reasons I enjoy watching the show (besides a heart-melting script) is its impeccable attention to set design for lavish “luncheons”, dinners and parties – making a simple continental breakfast look so elegant.  I am having a dry spell and am thirsty for my Edwardian feed till season 4 comes back on January 5, 2014.  So what do I do?  I invited my close friends and their daughters to an intimate high tea party.  

I have been wanting to use the tea set that I found at the flea market for a while.  I also purchased a separate children’s tea set for the kids to play with.  I was so happy to find the tea set by Green Toys on Amazon.  Not only are they safe to eat and drink from but they are BPA-free and made out of recycled material.  Did I also mention that the tea set is durable and beautiful?  I gave the tea set to my niece and she loves them!

The menu is really simple.  

  • Spam Biscuits (my own recipe)
  • Tater tots
  • Vegetable crackers with spread of cream cheese, side of smoke salmon and thin slices of cucumber 
  • Pepperidge Farm Milanos dark chocolate cookies
  • Fruits: strawberries to garnish dessert, grapes, granny smith apples
  • Beverages: tea (your preference), orange juice, apple juice and Yoohoo chocolate milk for kids   
  • ++Lovely conversation with friends

Tea Sandwiches
Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars