After being part of the Diamond Jubilee in London, it seemed only fitting to have afternoon tea celebration in Hoboken. The girls each invited a few friends, accompanied by their mums. Dresses and hats were suggested, no one disappointed! The Cavanaughs stole the show with paper mâché cup and saucer hats, simply fabulous!
The Union Jack was flying as our guests arrived. The adults enjoyed Pimm’s cocktails, light and delicious. Madeline, Cameron and I worked as a team to create the spread, the most popular finger sandwich being curried egg salad with dried lavender flowers. Cameron made butterfly ‘Fairy Cakes’ as we call them in England, they were light and delicious. Madeline made Pavlova, a meringue nest topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Our previous attempt at scones have been disappointing but Angela, a friend of Madeline’s saved the day by offering to bake a mass of them! Each girl chose an antique cup and saucer, I was pleasantly surprised at how much the girls enjoyed sipping tea together. Maybe it was adding the sugar they enjoyed the most!
We had so much fun and are considering making it a yearly tradition, and check back on Thursday for our reciepes!