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Encourage guests to wear their favorite hat and even wear some vintage gloves. I just happened to have a box of vintage hats for anyone who needed one.
The guest of honor, my niece has a vintage theme going for her wedding. The reception is being held at the train depot so we all have our train tickets for the event.
For afternoon tea my sisters used some silver pieces once owned by my mother to make centerpieces.
One of the tables had tea cups and saucers with pansies in them as centerpieces.
For party favors each guest received a small envelope with a tea bag tucked inside the card.
One of the tea trivia questions was #11. What tea offers us a surprise inside?
The answer: Blooming tea also called flowering tea, When the tea is brewed it opens up to release the flower sewn inside. Another niece found this link to show you what the answer looks like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8W9XdBHONc check it out.
Besides a wonderful array of gifts for the bride that made us all envious wishing we had new things there was ample supply of food.
My sisters used their imaginations to create finger sandwiches. This plate had sandwiches made with dense whole wheat bread. The filling was a soft honey walnut cream cheese, finely chopped walnuts, minced apricots and topped with a little red pepper jelly. A dollop of cream cheese and apricots was placed on top.
Mango Chicken Chutney Salad
Strawberry-Avocado-Pecan and Feta Cheese Salad
with Baby Spinach and Romaine
drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar
Dessert TrayKey Lime Mousse Tartlets and Lemon Tea Cakes with Blueberry Buttercream Frosting