No, I am not switching loyalties. I am still very much a "Kaapi" ( well, it means coffee in my South Indian twang) lover. On any given day, a cup of freshly brewed hot coffee excites me more than any other beverage in this world.
It's just that I find the concept of an afternoon tea or low tea very regal and lofty. Imagine a cozy afternoon filled with the sweet scent of fresh flowers, aromatic candles and doilies, an elegant display of one's best china, savory finger foods served with a hot cup of tea and some lovely friends for company, quite an elite affair, isn't it?Anyone who knows a wee bit about me, knows my love for planning and throwing good parties. The word "PARTY" transports me to a world of imagination, to a world where my creativity comes alive, to a world where "HOSPITALITY" becomes my focus and "FUN" becomes my goal!!
So from the year 2010, I have made it an annual tradition to have a tea party for her . Every year in the month of August, Sundari and her young friends get together for tea, sandwiches and loads of fun!
With some tips and trivia added in, I am sharing Sundaris frist tea party pics here...enjoy!
To me a "good party" is one where both the host and the guests are relaxed and are having a good time. It's a romantic affair between good food and good company, marriage between style and passion.
To host a good party, you don't have to spend a fortune, you just have to use your creativity and play with the things that you already own. Use white/clear China as it's easy to mix colors with neutrals and every time you throw a party, all you need to do is change the colors and the theme.
In this age of disposables use China instead, to add elegance and make your guests feel special.
HERBED GOAT CHEESE SANDWICH is one of my party staple. This is the most popular sandwich that is loved by both kids and adults. Recipe courtesy : Barefoot Contessa.
I chose Granny Smith apples as the base ( Keeping my green/orange color theme in mind) to hold these grape-pepperjack skewers!
TOASTED BREAD WITH TUSCAN BEAN DIP.
HOME MADE COOKIES WITH EDIBLE SUGAR PEARLS.
ROASTED TOMATOES with basil, olive oil. salt and pepper.
And before I sign off....