Saturday, April 30, 2011
High Tea Happy Hour Photos
When I heard there would be no beer served at the Royal Wedding...
I cancelled my flight and called up William and Kate to tell them I couldn't make it, "something all of a sudden came up..."
I'm not sure they bought my excuse? So I hosted my own party instead.
A High Tea Happy Hour...with beer, wine, hot tea, iced tea and pomegranate martinis.
I wanted to do all traditional tea sandwiches, but when I started running short on prep time...two of the sandwiches on the initial menu found here got nixed and two others were redefined as "canapes."
So tea sandwiches and canapes...actually quite appropriate for a HIGH TEA - HAPPY HOUR...
The tea pot below is from England and was my great grandmother's...the glasses I found at Goodwill for $9.99 ~ I thought they were so cool and well worth the price!
This was the set up before my guests arrived (saran wrap covering the plates...)
Everyone still hung out in the kitchen. (My next house needs two kitchens...one where I cook...a real working kitchen....and one that is beautiful, huge and open to the entire house so people spread out!)
A girl can dream...
There were grilled shrimp that went with this Caesar Salad (below) that I forgot to put out until an hour into the party. I knew something was missing!
So anyway...Kate's dress was stunning...only overshadowed by her beautiful face and smile. William looked dapper in his Irish Guard red.
I hope they're not upset I cancelled last minute. Kate...if you're reading, "call me."