Ella decided that she wanted a Blue Themed Tea Party in the Garden. Why, you wonder?? She had a pretty blue dress that she wanted to wear! She chose the blue runner and matching napkins that I had made while ago, as our table covering, but she thought it needed something underneath. I just let her go for it! She used the yellow roses that her dad, my son, Tim, had surprised with me with on what would've been my 50th wedding anniversary.
Ella loves hummus, so we put some in a pretty blue teacup, along with some carrot sticks, cucumbers, and blue corn tortilla chips, in a side dish for us to share.
We put together a Cobb Salad with a spicy ranch dressing. Ella is like eating with a girlfriend, because she loves to eat, and likes most everything. Do you notice our blue iced tea? My friend, Pat, gave me some Adagio Blue Mango Tea that you make with cold water and leave it in the fridge overnight. It actually turned that bright blue color. I used my maternal grandmother's stemware.
Ella arranged the Feta cheese, tomatoes, egg slices, turkey, avocado and bacon on top of the chopped lettuce.
When we decided our theme, Ella thought that blueberry muffins would be good, and she ate two! I'm again using my beautiful cake dome that I won from Linda, at Life and Linda. It's the perfect size for tea party treats! Thank you, again, Linda!
We were ready for our dessert and I surprised her with Mochi Ice Cream balls. Have you ever tried them? They're only about 100 calories, and they are the perfect little treat. Yes, I got a chance to dress up, too, which is always nice because I never go any where to do that!
I chose this Nasco teacup, called Lakeview, that I received in a teacup exchange, but I had mine hot.
I hope you enjoyed our tea in the garden. Even though the temperatures were in the 90's, we didn't mind eating outside on my shady patio.
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Thank you, Cheryl, for this lovely giveaway!!
If you've ever visited Marilyn at Mountaintop Spice,you would realize what a beautiful God-given gift that she has, through her photography. I always thought that she should have a book, because her photos are so amazingly wonderful, and now she does! To get your own copy of this fabulous book, you can visit Marilyn.
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