The food was, perhaps, my favorite part of the whole afternoon. We filled the gazebo with crisp, white tablecloths, satin, an abundance of chandeliers and a wide assortment of finger foods. There was mini quiche, lavender cupcakes, Watermelon gazpacho, Waldorf chicken salad, summer crostini, tassies and butterballs, madeline cookies, fresh fruit, cream puffs, a chocolate fountain and- of course- plenty of tea and scones. We filled teacups with greenery and assorted garden surprises and used them to label each of the dishes. It was ladylike to the extreme...in fact, I'm sitting up a little straighter just remembering it.
By the time the guest list was completed we'd invited a lot of women...
..., but I couldn't imagine the day without every last one of them present. I so appreciated their enthusiasm to be a part of this event! Armed with only paper fans, they soaked up some serious sun and didn't mutter a single complaint. Are they wonderful, or what? As a small thank you for their support, everyone went home with the brooch from their place setting and a selection of artisan tea.
As I walked around admiring all the beautiful sundresses and watching ladies laugh and sip their tea, I was just so...happy. It was the perfect way to spend the day- surrounded by incredible women enjoying a girly afternoon.
Thanks again to everyone who pitched in to help make the day so lovely. For more information on this party or any of our other extravaganzas (Pool Party, Sugary Sweet Goodbye Party, Picnic in the Park, Royal Wedding, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Valentine's Day...to name a few) or to find out about Design-Muse's party planning services, contact me here.