It was a weekend for cousins, and a favorite diversion is often an impromptu tea. We always have a jumble of china standing by, and deciding the menu is a big part of the fun. We happened to have a birthday to celebrate, but a nice cake is usually the foundation of the affair anyway.
For this event, the cake didn't quite make it home unscathed. . . . (a bit smooshed).
Fortunately, it's only a matter of a quick stop at the nearest grocery (with the party planners in tow) for a one stop shopping whirlwind, (or a girlwind as their grandfather describes it), right down to the flowers.
I bought these orphaned saucers for my daughter when she was a little girl, but she was never much interested in tea things. Her three little daughters are another story, however.
A mixed collection of very inexpensive and pretty bits and pieces is best.
A pretty vintage cloth is a good foundation.
Cath Kidston napkins dress up plain white disposable plates.
Choose a favorite china combo.
Some of these are actually vintage boullion cups . . . but whoever uses them for broth anymore?
A few tissue pom poms, and the young lads are game too.
A budding instagrammer shooting the food.
Nobody seems to mind that we are actually serving no tea whatsoever!
In no time at all, our first alfresco affair of the season has come to an end. . . .
With lots more to come!
A few more days of spring break with the kiddos before play time is over. . . .
I hope you're getting some fun in this week too!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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