I’ve had tea on my mind in anticipation of a Mad Tea Party at A Fanciful Twist. I’ve been working like mad ;) to join the fun this Saturday!
In celebration of all things tea, Mad or otherwise, I’m sharing a little teatime fun with a giveaway that includes some tea party books from tea party week with The Novel Bakers.
These books are full of whimsy and inspiration for teatime treats and hosting your own tea party! I pulled together some highlights and recipes from these three books~ you can click on the links for the complete recipe or post. For more inspiration, you can visit my fellow Novel Bakers through their links at the bottom of the original post, or pop over for a cuppa via The Novel Bakers Vintage Tea Party Week board on Pinterest.
The Vintage Tea Party Book, A Complete Guide to Hosting your Perfect Party by Angel Adoree
Expect glamour, roses, rabbits, headscarves, foxes, teapots, crows, parlour games, cake stands, hair and make-up tips and, not forgetting, humongous amounts of magical tea party food that is fit for the Queen of England, and easy enough for you to make!
Mini Flower Tartlets, easy and fun to make! Make the flower tart shells in advance, store in an airtight container and serve with an assortment of sweet or savory fillings at teatime.
My flower tartlets are blooming with lemon curd and blueberries, chocolate-hazelnut spread with strawberries, and a favorite combination of goat cheese and fig preserves and chopped walnuts.
Make these open face cucumbers sandwiches in any shape and garnish with parsley, sweet basil leaves, or edible flowers.
The Vintage Tea Party Year takes you on twelve months of parties, celebrations and teatime treats as well as introducing more games and craft projects for your chosen theme.
See the New Year in with vintage style, make Valentine’s Day extra special, give every child their dream tea party, find inspiration for weddings and baby showers, be the talk of the town with your own summer street party and wrap up for winter with a vintage-inspired Christmas.
This is my favorite kind of bite or appetizer since you can mix your horseradish cream and roll the beef into a small rosettes in advance. Assemble at teatime and serve.
How about little British fun with a Victoria Sponge Union Jack Cake?
The Vintage Sweets Book: A Complete Guide to Vintage Sweets and Cocktail Party Treats
Angel Adoree cordially invites you to a time when life was sweeter, more sophisticated and simpler. Each chapter is filled with delightful retro sweet recipes and tempting cocktails as well as craft projects to help bring the magic to life.
Shake up a Parma Violet Cocktail
Or whip up batch of Rum Raisin Fudge
In celebration of teatime and tea parties, I’m giving away a copy of The Vintage Tea Party Book/ Sweets / or Year, along with a pretty tea cup and a tin of Earl Grey tea to three winners!
For a chance to win and enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me your favorite kind of tea or tea party treat.
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A winner will be chosen August 3rd.
This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. and is sponsored by me and in no way endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Pinterest.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
“All there is left to do is to eat, drink, love, laugh, and be armed and prepared in the kitchen, so that you can thoroughly enjoy your tea party and hold onto the memory of it forever.” ~ Angel Adoree