Monday, February 27, 2012

A February Friendship Dessert Tea

Empty teacups wait to be chosen and filled with delicious hot tea

To celebrate friendship and brighten the often dreary days of February,  friends were invited to a February Dessert Tea.  Tempting fragrant Blood Orange loose tea was served along with several mouth watering teatime treats.

Desserts included decadent Mini Black Forest Brownies with Mascarpone Frosting, fabulous Chocolate Dipped Tarts filled with Amaretto Mousse garnished with shaved chocolate and delightful Sweet Potato Banana Bread with Praline Icing.

 Tantalizing mini tea themed chocolates were offered for a sweet finish.

After enjoying all these wonderful treats a short program was planned.  Everyone was to bring a toy from their childhood  and share its' story.  It was such great fun seeing all the toys and hearing about them. Many toys were showcased.  Among them were

a cherished child's tea set from occupied Japan

a well loved Mickey Mouse from Disney World

a favorite set of Jacks from Disneyland

an adorable sewing machine made in Berlin, Germany, US zone

Everyone so enjoyed talking about their toys.  It was a great way to get to know each other better.  
We all decided sometime in the future we would do a Tea Time Toy Story II.

What is one of your favorite childhood toys?


  1. Your table looks beautiful and the menu divine! Love the chocolate tea pots!!! What a great idea to share favorite toys! I would share one of my old Madame Alexander dolls!

    1. Thanks so much for your comments, Jewel. It would be fun to see your Madame Alexander dolls. I'm sure they are beautiful!

  2. tea cups always look so fragile. i realized how bulky and "manly" coffee cups look like!

  3. You are so right. Teacups do look so fragile but they are much sturdier than they look.

  4. Those sweet goodies definitely brighten my day.

  5. Thanks so much, Marilyn. Mine too.

  6. I just love tea blogs. Glad I found yours. What a sweet child's tea-set. I'm looking for the perfect one for my one grand-daughter who is 2. Deb (Ontario, Canada)

  7. Thanks so much. I'm glad you found me too. Good luck on your search for the perfect tea set. Please let me know if I can help.