Friday, August 31, 2012

Musical Parisian Par-Tea

Commercially printed invitations were sent out for the previous birthday  teas, but I  scrapbooked the invitations for the 2010 tea party.    I read somewhere the invitation sets the stage for the tea party, so I tried to accomplish that objective.    They were a lot of fun to make even though I'm a novice scrapbooker. 

The Menu Card coordinated with the Invitation
The  table cloths from the previous year were used again with additional pink fabric, and silk rose petals scattered about.  The centerpiece and candlesticks were Eiffel Towers, as well as a mini Eiffel Tower teapot from Sur la table.   Another addition was a set of black dishes purchased at an antique store backstamped, Made in France.  I took that as an omen that they were meant for this tea party! ;-)

Normally I use linen napkins, but I found Parisian themed paper napkins at Bed, Bath & Beyond and liked the way they enhanced the tablescape.
A toast to Lori and our afternoon together was made with a mixture of Sence Rose Nectar & Sparkling White Jasmine Tea.  It was the perfect way to begin the tea party.
French Caramel Crème Brulée, Iced
Mariage Freres Earl Grey Silver Tips, Hot
Flaming Oolong Tea [Dessert Course]
Soupe à l' Oignon [French Onion Soup]
Creme Scones with Blackberry Jam
Main entrée Quiche Lorraine [Julia Child's recipe]
Cheese Course
Le Roulé with Garlic and Herbs with Toasted Walnuts
Brie on Baguette with Fig Spread
Emmental with Champagne Grapes
Eclairs & Madelines

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 Tiffany and Betty [Piano Teacher]

Marissa and Ruth [Piano Teacher]

Lori and her good friend, Melissa

Next Post:  2011's Musical Birthday Tea - The Sound of Music

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Today I am linking to Bernideen's Tea Time blog for "Open House."



  1. Another beautiful tea, your invitations were darling and the pink touches gavea completely different feel to the table. Beautiful,

  2. Hi Phyllis, I love the invitation and the menu card, as well as the tablescape. What fun!

  3. This is my favorite musical tea of them all. I would say you did a great job with the invites too.


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