Last weekend I held a little tea party for my family at home in our dining room. My Mum and I spent the day before preparing some food and bits for the table, including scones, lemon drizzle cake, jelly, Easter shaped chocolates, chocolate nest cakes, and plenty of sandwiches! I absolutely love making lemon cake in the spring time, I think it’s so refreshing in the sunshine and it looked so pretty presented on my pink glass cake stand.
To make the chocolates I used a bunny rabbit and Easter egg silicone mould that I bought from the 99p store, and filled it with a mix of melted milk and white chocolate from Lidl. I also used the melted chocolate to make the chocolate nests, which are so easy to make with just shredded wheat, chocolate, and mini eggs! We also made lots of different sandwiches; salmon and cream cheese, ham and mustard, cheese and pickle, and egg mayonnaise.
I tried to pretty the place up by using my vintage mismatched teacups and crockery, putting up sweet floral bunting, and I also put some spring flowers in a polka dot jug. I got out all of my best tableware including my new vintage style milk jug, Kilner bottle (for my pink lemonade!), Cath Kidston bowls for the cream and jam, and pretty blue wine glasses. I used different plates to present all the food on, and this pretty petite rose plate from DotComGiftShop was used for the chocolates, and I also used a matching paper napkin and doily for each place setting.
The powder blue polka dot table cloth was absolutely perfect to give the whole table a vintage feel. It’s made from oilcloth so it’s extra durable, waterproof, and can be easily wiped clean. It also matched nicely with the polka dot flower jug, Cath Kidston tea towel, and the pretty blue tableware. I used the blue heart shaped baking dish as a plate for the chocolate Easter cakes, and used some shredded paper to make it look like a big nest! I did the same for the white heart shaped carved plate which I used for the chocolate Creme Eggs and some mini eggs. I then used the matching blue heart shaped ramekin bowls for the strawberry jelly, which I thought looked so sweet!
The cute little rabbit shaped casserole dish is also from Formahouse, and it so cute for hiding little sweets or trinkets in! I thought it fit in with the Easter theme perfectly, as well as the porcelain egg tray, which I used as a decorative feature and filled it with hand painted spotty Easter egg decorations. Although the tea party wasn’t too heavy on the Easter theme, I do love all of the colours from the table!