Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It's ParTea Time! [Afternoon Tea Party ala Pinoy Style]

Hello friends!  I have been on a hiatus for the past couple of weeks but I got a lot to share with you
for the next coming days. 
My trip to the Philippines was great!  It's always nice to come home and spend time with family and friends. 
We had a couple of celebrations that stuffed meewith so much food and memories to last a lifetime.

To celebrate the birthdays of my mom and sis, we had an intimate Afternoon Tea Party.
We all love color - bold and bright so with our crafty hands, we made pompoms out of bright colored tissue and Japanese paper (yes, there is such a thing) and hung it on the branches of our avocado tree.
The setting was almost perfect but we had to move the party indoors as it started to rain that afternoon. 
Showers of blessing, so to speak. 

We ordered the merienda (afternoon snack) from Conti's  
It is custom for us to serve a  long noodle dish (such as pancit) during birthdays and special occasions as it connotes long life and when there is pancit, there is lumpia or fried spring rolls.  
There was also beef tapa (beef strips) and mini sandwiches. 

I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and decorated them with Wilton gumpaste flowers.  I placed them on Marth Stewarts cupcake holder and topped it with a boquet of fresh astromeria flowers.







It was a rainy summer day, just right to sip hot tea. 
We had English breakfast tea, Jasmine, Green tea, and an assortment of other teas that we brewed in these cute teapots.



Their birthday cake is from Estrel's bakeshop.  It was a caramel cake with butter icing and flowers. 
I love their cake for it's dainty look, fluffy cake and just-the-right sweetness caramel. 
I added the birthday greeting using Cricut's Beyond Birthdays font.
The guests were asked to wear their Sunday best dress and it was a delight to see them so beautiful. 
My sister hosted the games that included the "Teapot Song" of course and Tea trivia. 

A week later, we had another celebration at Kangaroo Jack restaurant.  Aha, more eating!  This time, we had lechon (roasted pig) that was flown in from the province (Cagayan de Oro).  Cholesterol, baby!

Oh, what a wonderful time it was!
Now that I'm back to my other home with dear husband, I have but memories and photos to remind me of it.
I am so looking forward to my next homecoming.

Blessings to you, my friend!
Michelle

1 comment:

sandi said...

I really enjoyed the party. Thanks for inviting me! ♥