Tea Party & Flowers

May 28, 2022

Last evening’s Girls Night Out theme on The Veranda was Tea Party with Flowers in Honor of Spring! Color was key, and flowers were everywhere. Proper English Tea was out the window. We did it Nambah Style!

Opening entry table. Mr Flower bunny sits on top of Spring. And the menu on the left.
The soon to be filled dining table.
Green and color in a quasi-elegant setting
Lots to look at.
And a tea table set up for Flights of Tea tasting.
Tea table.
Ready, set, GO!

The Tea Table had seven different types of teas to sample.

We never got to this this tea, but it was there, in case.
Proper English tea.
Red tea in white cups looked great.
I finally got to use my Mom’s Chinese tea pot and lidded cups.
The tea pot is silver.
This tea pot had a surprise in store for us. There was a crack in the bottom and we had a flood on the table. Such excitement!
My favorite. I used real mint from my garden..
The sweeteners, in case they’re needed.
Extra cups for experimenting.
Warmer to keep the pots hot.
This one was so pretty.

But before we get to the table, Photoshoot Time! We are such hams and love posing.

The Hostess Bahira.
A divan was set up on the lawn for English party shots.
Such a lady!
Love these gals!!
Dreaming of all the fun we’ve had over the years.
Goofing around with Dave.
Can’t keep a straight face.
Formal group.
Romantic portrait.
One last formal shot and on then to the Finger foods!

Now on to the Repast:

Finger foods and Tea Sandies were served first.
Fara’Asha is ready.
Roast Beast Sandies.
Thai spicy ground turkey in wonton crisps with creme fraise and cilantro. This was my signature creation for my culinary graduation banquet.
Digging in.
Vol au Vent with Salmon Mousse and Vegan caviar (made from seaweed!)
Blue cheese and pecan sandies.
Gorgonzola stuffed mushrooms with Balsamic drizzle.
Ham and asparagus roll ups.
Turkey and Arugula sandies. Brenda came and joined us for some nibbles.
Deconstructed BLTs. Campari tomatoes stuffed with Mayo, croutons and bacon.
Wild caught Argentinian red shrimp cocktail.
Deviled eggs with smoked paprika.
Brie and pecans in Medjool dates.
Let the feasting begin!
Hits the spot!
To us!.
A fine toast to Tea Parties and Friendship.
The Dessert Menu -- Bahira has created another fabulous selection of treats.
Zebra Cake had stripes when you cut into it.
Diving in once more! Yes!

...and of course we finish off with our glammor shots. See you next month!

Bahira riding high with perfect ediquette after an extraordinary Tea Party.
Happy Mandella.
Fara'Asha in framed elegance.
Smiles wherever we go.
Laughing in the field of flowers with our Sultan.