Monday, May 30, 2016

Hats Off to Tea!

 This past weekend, I had some relatives over for a casual tea party.

The guests were encouraged to don their finest hats!

 My safari-style hat.

My mom's red hat which I fancied up with a purple flower pin.

We enjoyed two delicious tropical green teas served hot: Twinings' Mango & Lychee and The Naked Leaf's Coconut Blast.

I also cold-brewed overnight Davids Tea's Melon Drop Tea. This herbal infusion of apple, honeydew melon, papaya, watermelon, kiwi is one of my favourite summer teas and makes a refreshing light iced tea.

I forgot to photograph the sandwiches and desserts (blogging fail!).

My tea wagon was inspired by Alice Through the Looking Glass.

"This spring, it's time for a little madness."


  1. What a fun tea party, Margie! I'd be wanting to sample all of those delicious sounding teas. Your tea wagon looks so spiffy in all it's Alice-inspired decor. I especially love the cloche, with stacked teacups. I've been wanting one about that size, but haven't bought one yet.

  2. A whimsical tea theme Margie and your table and tea cart look lovely. I do miss seeing the food, haha, I often forget to photograph it too until too late. I like that you wore fancy hats for this tea!

  3. What a fun tea setting! I bet everyone loved it! I haven't tried your melon tea, but it sounds delicious! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. Hi Margie,
    What a wonderful idea to wear such fun hats to your tea party. Love your tea wagon display! Happy Tea Times! Blessings, Karen

  5. Margie,
    So charming!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  6. Your teas sound delicious, Margie, and what fun to wear hats! I am going to have to have a tea party with hats one of these days because I really do love them. I see a teapot that is the perfect companion to a teacup and plate I have. I wonder is it a Skye McGhie Garden Whispers? I LOVE it! Your tea wagon is really whimsical and fun. I enjoyed your post and thanks for sharing it with us. Have a lovely day, my friend.


  7. You have a lovely blog, and I really enjoyed this post. I love tea! In fact, I am sipping a cup of tea right now. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. What a fun tea party complete with charming hats, Margie. Love it!...Christine

  9. The table looks lovely. I love mango and lychee tea.

  10. What a nice treat for your friends. And I love your tea cart; such fun decor. I was just at Sephora today and saw an amazing eyeshadow collection inspired by Alice. A little too colorful for me, but fun!
    Well, I am on a quest to break out of my black tea only routine; those teas sound good. Hope you're having a good week Margie. xo

  11. Dear Margie:
    I love your hat theme and the Alice tea cart is so sweet. Margie you did a very fun post and I thank you for sharing and linking.

  12. The table looks lovely with those solid coloured dishes. And the hat theme sounds like a lot of fun.

  13. Margie, given my 'druthers, I'd go for a black tea. But that mango-lychee green tea sounds lovely. Your table looks gorgeous, and it always makes me so happy when anyone anywhere gives a tea party!

  14. Hi Margie! Your summer tea sounds yummy! Love the tea cart too :). And, sigh, such a blogging fail with not getting the food pictures! It's so easy to remember to do that when you are having a party (this is total sarcasm in case that isn't obvious. I'm usually taking pictures while my guests are waiting because I didn't do it ahead of time. Luckily, they now ask me if I have taken pictures yet for the blog).


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