Sunday, 1 May 2011

Tea Party!!!

As I have mentioned previously I was rather looking forward to Royal Wedding day. Along with all the excitement of the event itself and of course the dress which I think was just perfect, I had planned to host a Tea Party for the fam. Thursday was spent in a baking frenzy, everything was made from scratch. At midnight I was doing paper chains and 1am found me blowing up balloons! 

Me + HatRed White & Blue

On the day itself I was up rather early so I watch all the drama unfold... I wore a vintage 70's navy polkadot cotton Biba dress, vintage strappy sandals and a rather jolly little hat (from asda!), oh yes and of course my Auntie's pearls. I did look for my white gloves but alas they are nowhere to be found! What do you think of my patriotic manicure? : )

Me + Buffet 2

Vintage China



Onto the spread, I bought an offcut of pink gingham fabric to use as a table cloth topped with an old lace cafe curtain, cos I think it looked pretty! The flowers are white hyancinth, blue hybe (both from the garden) and red gerberas - these sat in old jam jars tied with a little ribbon. There was also bunting & flags! The cakestands were from Fortnum & Masons (as were the biccies, preserves & loose leaf tea). A lot of the china was vintage but  a few bits are from Cath Kidston. 

The Spread

Patriotic Fairy Cakes


I made carrot cake (grated my hand in the process - ouch), victoria sandwich, fruit & cheese scones, fairy cakes (soo proud of my piping!), sausage rolls, mini ham & caramelised onion quiches,  the Royal Pie is bacon, egg & sausage (we added the crown and rings after realising WC had another rather unsanitary meaning...), hand cut ham sandwiches, cream cheese & cucumber sandwiches - crusts off of course! A very kind neighbour provided the delicious gypsy tart. I had a lovely day and still have a few bits left (diet starts next week). 

Fairy Cakes

The Spread


I was soo exhausted I went to bed at 10pm! How did you all celebrate the big day?


Helga! said...

Feck ME!!! What a fantastic feasty/celebratory spread!!! I am totally in love and waaaay jealous of your Biba frock.It's heavenly.You look totally FAB. I think your party looks like a winner!
Hurrah! It was so exciting,I only got to watch it yesterday afternoon,and I got all teary!

Penny Dreadful said...

My goodness, what an incredible feast! Wind in the Willows-worthy, Ratty would be proud. And I adore both your manicure and frock (though we need more pics). We were still in Germany on Friday, strategically avoiding it all. I am such a grumpy old anti-monarchist, the only part I was interested in was the dress and I've seen more than enough of it already ;) xx

Annimal House said...

Whatta gorgeous spread!! My mouth is watering at your yummy treats and tasty frock!! Delish!! And I always grate my hand when grating too, grr!! Just gotta get too close for comfort!!

Psychedelicsister said...

Oh my gosh, that is the most incredible looking spread ever! You look divine as well.
Me being across the pond it was 3:00am but I did wake up to watch them exchange their vows. Later when I got home from work I spend the entire evening catching up on what I had missed. I was a kid when Charles and Diana got married but I can still remember all the fuss everyone made over it, now being an adult I understand the significance.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Wow! Becka, what an amazing job you did! The food looks fabulous especially the union jack cakes. I love your outfit and the hat xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy guacamole - I had a vegemite sandwich and chocolate milk!

This is amazing, no wonder you were up until silly o'clock making all of this from scratch!

You look so lovely in your polka dots frock and I adore your manicure!

Sarah xxx

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

oh my word - this is such a delightful post, and you wore a vintage Biba dress too - wow! This sounds like the most ideal tea party to me :) How beautiful!

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-wow, I don't know which is more gorgeous-your Biba dress or the spread, they both look divine!! You really made some yummy food, well done indeed!!

Vintage Vixen said...

Oh you look adorable! I love the dress and manicure and that Asda hat is brilliant.
Everything looks beautiful and so well decorated, I'm glad you had fun. xxx

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

oh my your dress is just darling! And the hat?! Kudos on the nails as well. I love how you got into the spirit of things! :)

Pearl Westwood said...

Wow it looks so wonderful, a really proper tea party. But what I love most is your tiny hat!


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