“Each one should use whatever gift
he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
I Peter 4:10
Last month was our youngest granddaughter’s 9th birthday and for the 1st time, we were able to celebrate with her! Of course we had a Birthday Tea Party and found numerous ideas on Pinterest and supplies at local thrift shops plus used a few special dishes on hand. First Tea Party Invitations were printed and distributed to 6 friends.
|The girls created Fancy Hats from headbands . . .|
Then came the planning of the big day, with several favorites of our granddaughter like butterflies and the color purple including activities . . .
|. . . and lots of accessories such as tulle, flowers, leaves, ribbon, sequins, etc. |
that was displayed for use on a Stacked Tea Cup/Plate tower as the centerpiece.
table settings . . .
|Vintage floral plates paired with |
a set of thrift shop pink/tan demitasse cups
for each guest created the tablescape
. . . and of course the food!
The menu included butterfly cucumber sandwiches, cheese & grape birthday picks, chocolate chip scones, Strawberry Roses and butterfly pretzel bites.
BUTTERFLY CUCUMBER TEA SANDWICHES: Thinly slice a cucumber then add salt and place in a strainer overnight to remove as much liquid as possible. Blend 8oz cream cheese, 1 chopped green onion, 1Tbs fresh or 1tsp dried dill weed, salt and pepper. Spread on butterfly shaped bread cut outs using 2 cucumbers for top wings and one for bottom wings. Salt lightly and serve.
CHOCOLATE CHIP SCONES: Combine 2c flour, 1/3c sugar, 1tsp baking powder, 1/4tsp baking soda and 1/4tsp salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in 8Tbs butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, then add 1/4c mini chocolate chips. Combine 1 beaten egg and 1/2c plain yogurt until well blended, then add to dry ingredients until they are moistened. Knead on floured surface until dough holds together. Divide dough in half, pat each half into a 6” circle 1/2 inch thick and cut into 6 wedges. Place on greased baking sheet, brush with egg mixture and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 mins or until golden brown.