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Shabby Chic Garden Tea Party Part 2 - The Treats and Fun

Shabby Chic Garden Tea Party Part 2 - The Treats and Fun
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The planning for your Shabby Chic Garden Tea Party is almost complete, but not quite.  Finish up the planning quickly and easily with these tips!

Garden Tea Party Sandwiches and Treats

It wouldn't be a tea party without tiny finger sandwiches. Tea sandwiches are simple to make. Take thin slices of sandwich bread, slice off the edges (save for another use such as bread stuffing or bread crumbs), spread on a very thin layer of butter and fill with classics such as cream cheese and thin cucumber slices; egg salad; chicken salad; or even peanut butter and jelly spread in a thin layer on the bread. Cut these sandwiches into triangles and place them on a china plate for serving.

A Shabby Chic Garden Tea Party wouldn't be complete without an assortment of dainty sweets. Make or purchase from your local bakery beautiful little cookies, colorful cake pops and petit fours. Floral cupcakes will seem as if they were picked from your garden, and when wrapped in Olivia recycled linen paper cupcake wrappers, they will blend right into the shabby chic decor. Remember to ask your bakery to use organic ingredients and natural tints whenever possible. If a birthday is the reason for your party, place a natural beeswax birthday candle in the cupcake of the guest of honor.

Eco Friendly Beverages

Naturally you'll want to serve organic, fair trade tea at your Shabby Chic Garden Tea Party. Some children will drink tea, but for those that haven't acquired the taste, lemonade or apple juice will be delicious alternatives. Serve these beverages from vintage pitchers in real tea cups for a charming, eco-friendly presentation.

Garden Tea Party Fun

Encourage the children at your Shabby Chic Garden Tea Party to be on their best manners, to eat slowly and converse with one another at the table. They can play-act Southern or British accents as they slowly sip their beverages. Remind them not to chat when mouths are full!

After they have finished their refreshments, sit back and enjoy as the children flit about your garden, exploring the beauty of nature. You may even find they turn into little garden fairies dancing and spinning with delight after such a charming afternoon.

 

Click here for Part 1- Planning the setting, the colors, and the style

Event Styling, Design and Author

Daniele Segraves is a working mother of five kids who enjoys throwing fantastic eco-chic kid parties. For Ecopartytime's blog, she regularly plans eco-chic themes around her kids ages and shoot pictures for inspiring others which further helps other busy green parents do the same. She is also the Assistant Chica Verde for Emerald Certified Seminars, the premier green event planner certification program. She believes everyone deserves a brilliantly green party at least once in their life, regardless of age, race, shape, hair color, or pizza topping preference.

Photography Credit

Chasity Milligan 

Acknowledgement

Thanks to Donna Pilato for assistance in editing this article.



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