Are you as excited as I am about the Royal Baby's upcoming arrival? I hear it is happening any day now! I decided to put together a little English Tea Party inspired by the British Prince or Princess but you could give any party you host a royal twist! Whether it is a birthday for your own little prince or princess or a simple spring time get-together, I hope you will use these ideas for your next celebration!
Each guest's place was marked with a place card attached to the end of the tea bag. I added HRH before their names to make our guests feel like Their Royal Highnesses right as they found their places.
They also found a tea bag cookie on their plate! They were so much fun to make! I kept the citrus theme going with this Fresh Orange Cookie Recipe but I put my own spin on it. I rolled and cut the dough to make the tea bag shape and used a straw to make a hole in the top so that I could attach the string after baking. Instead of using the icing in the recipe, I dipped the cookies in melted chocolate to replicate the look of a tea bag. They were a hit!
I also served Crown Cupcakes that were a cinch to make! These Lemon Cake Muffins were wonderful on their own but I topped them with white icing and mini-paper crowns I made by cutting the border off of a doily and spraying it gold with edible color mist. I layered cake stands to make a two-tier display.
I pulled out one of my favorite silver dishes in the shape of an umbrella to hold yellow creme mints. Umbrellas always make me think of rainy London days so I always love to add this at tea time!
The colorful Honeysuckle Napkins are from Loom Decor and the vases are vintage. I chose a glass plate so that the colorful napkin would show through.