Reagan Summerside here from the Consignment Shop Mystery series. I’m having a Bon Voyage Tea Party for my dear Auntie KiKi. She and Uncle Putter have booked a whirlwind trip to Europe. To make sure Auntie KiKi does not forget us back here in Savannah I’m serving up some true Southern dishes that are the favorites of her best friends.
Invitations: I’m inviting ten of Auntie KiKi’s closest friends.
I went to VistaPrint where they have great invitations for a Tea Party or for a Bon Voyage themed party. They are inexpensive and I can get them quick. I just plug in the information I what on the invitations and the work is done for me.
I also want everyone to teach Auntie KiKi how to say “Hello” and “Good-by” and “I live in Savannah” in one European language to get into the spirit of the party…and in case my dear auntie gets lost someone will get her back to us. I’ll put this information on the invitation as well.
Decorations: Places like Party Cheap online has international picks to stick in my little sandwiches and matching plates to give the party a Bon Voyage flair. I’ll get little toy airplanes and put them around the red, white and blue flower arrangement for the center of the table and the buffet table.
I’ll use a white tablecloth and white napkins tied with red and blue ribbon and a little international flags stuck into the bow,
I have two teapots and will borrow six more and serve up eight international teas from around the world. I’ll buy ten different and adorable cups and saucers for the guests to use at the party and they can then take them home as a Thank You gift for coming to the party and as a remembrance. I’ll have the tea at the buffet table with little cards stating the type of tea and food on the table to be passed once everyone is seated.
I like music when guest arrive and the theme being international I’ll play something Italian, French and Spanish. To get things started off on the right foot when the guests arrive everyone gets one of Auntie KiKi’s signature martinis listed below.
So are you a tea party fan? Have you ever gone to one? Had one of your very own? Do you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share?