Monday, July 12, 2010

Tea Party for the Birthday Girl

It was Momma Kjar's birthday on Saturday!...and we (her daughters & daughters-in-law) thought that a tea party would the perfect way to celebrate and treat her like a queen on her special day :)
The weather was heavenly so we had our afternoon tea outside in the Kjar's backyard...
We sipped cool, delicious raspberry lemonade from our tea cups (I got them all from the D.I. for under a dollar each!) with plump raspberries afloat to give our "tea" an extra sweet touch...
We each had a gorgeous, fragrant rose by our place setting... along with an adorable little card with "Afternoon Tea Etiquette" that Katie made :)
I had fun making these finger sandwiches that morning...
There was cucumber dill on rye, egg salad on a multigran baguette, chicken salad w/ pineapple & cranberries on potato bread, and tuna on multigrain crunch bread.
There was also a delicious relish tray and a scrumptious pasta salad.
These 3 little ladies are just adorable...I am one lucky aunt.
Here's the whole group :) Grandma Kjar and Shauna (Stana's sister) came too...it was so fun visiting with everyone.
For dessert, Mandy, with the help of her 2 cute girls, made these divine fruit tarts with a creamy lemon curd. So refreshing, and so addictive.
Here's the birthday girl!!!
We love you Momma Kjar! You're a blessing in our lives :)

Saturday was better than perfect :) And we've all decided that we're going to make this afternoon tea party a monthly event...gloves, hats, pearls and all (I'm already excited for a winter afternoon where we'll have hot chocolate with a variety of creamers and warm scones...while enjoying great conversation with phenomenal women.

*cheers* to classy women that love and appreciate much needed girl-time and good ol' fashioned tea party!

4 comments:

Shalyn and Cooper said...

That is the cutest thing ever! Love that idea

Steve and Shauna said...

Such a cute idea!! You're so creative, I love it. And those pictures look like you pulled them from a magazine! So beautiful Hales.

Lauren said...

Hey! Yvonne told me about your blog and I thought I would follow you :) Your little Brooks is so adorable!! and this party you had looks like something out of a magazine! cool!

Hailey Smoot Kandell said...

darling!

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