August 16, 2016

Summertime Tea Party!

"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon;  to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." 
-Henry James

Summer afternoon tea parties are the loveliest of occasions! Refreshing fruit tarts make an appearance for the season, and even on a warm day, a hot beverage served in fancy tea party-worthy vintage china is a welcome luxury. For a fashionable touch, try channeling Parisian-tea-party-style with dainty French porcelain pieces. 

Before serving hot tea, be sure to offer your guests a cool refreshing beverage, such as strawberry-lemonade, when they first arrive. 
During summer, any dessert made with strawberries is always a favorite! Traditional tartes aux fraises (strawberry tarts) in individual size are the best choice. I made tarts with pâte sucrée crust and crème pâtissière.

A beautiful table setting is equally important. Try decorating with bright colors and fresh seasonal flowers to create a vibrant summery ambience.

Late-Summer Afternoon Tea Party Menu

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