If Teapots Could Talk, by Gloria Hander Lyons, has more than 60 recipes for all the treats you'll need for an afternoon tea party: scrumptious scones, dainty tea sandwiches, savory apetizers and tea time sweets, plus 15 creative ideas for theme tea parties, with suggestions for invitations, activities, decorations and party favors. Try some of the recipes and party ideas on this blog. Get out those teapots and create fond memories of lively conversation and laughter and fun!
Introduction to If Teapots Could Talk: Fun Ideas For Tea Parties
An afternoon tea party is a great way to entertain your friends and family. Whether you’re planning an elegant Victorian Christmas tea party or a wild and crazy “Mad-Hatter” tea party, your guests will enjoy the festivities.
Invented in the mid 1800’s by the Duchess of Bedford in an attempt to stave off hunger pangs until the evening meal was served, afternoon tea quickly caught on in other English households, as well. The Duchess began a whole new trend that is still enjoyed today.
The very “civilized” practice of tea time forces us to slow our frantic, modern-day pace and take a brief time out to relax and enjoy the company of friends. Sharing delectable treats on our prettiest china shouldn’t be considered a luxury that we rarely experience.
Using the tea time tips, recipes and party ideas included in If Teapots Could Talk: Fun Ideas For Tea Parties, you can host a beautiful tea party to lavish on yourself and friends. So get out those teapots and create fond memories of lively conversation and laughter and fun, the way our ancestors have done for many years.