Friday, June 22, 2012

A Tea Party

So my co-workers and I (well, at the time of our first party they were my co-workers. Now, they're my fabulous and brilliant friends) were sitting around one day and decided (since Cooking Club was no longer going strong) since we all like to get together and chat, we should make our "girl time" more extravagant. We decided to center our "outings" around beverage themes.

A few months ago donned our first glorious party. We came together to chit-chat over TEA.

And to say we had quite the variety is an understatement.

We proudly had 24 tea varieties and 6 teapots.

To say we are tea drinkers is also an understatement.
We're also huuuuge fans of Teavana.

All of these teapots were a beautiful sight.

We had so much fun sharing our favorite brews over tea sandwiches, cookies, nuts, fruit and any other goodies we could find.

OH! And the BEST part.....we all brought our favorite mugs! (This is a rule of our beverage must bring your favorite appropriate beverage mug/glass.)

Below is a snapshot of Emilia and Jenny with their favorite mugs for enjoying tea! (Also pictured are Kellie's and Jessica's mugs. Mine was in my hand.....not sure why I didn't think to set it down for the picture.)
And of course we couldn't have a Tea Party without tea sandwiches. I whipped up a batch, and yes, some crust is on and some is off. (It's a long story, but there was a chance some boys other co-workers were coming and eating crust-less sandwiches was a little too girly for them. But did they show So us girls were stuck eating the crusty tea sandwiches which completely destroyed the point of tea sandwiches.)
These were so good I just have to share this simple recipe!

Cucumber and Goat Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Serves a crowd

your favorite bread, sliced
8 oz Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
10.5 oz goat cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 Tbsp dried parsley
5-6 Tbsp almond milk
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cucumber, sliced

Beat cheeses, garlic, thyme parsley, milk, salt and pepper in bowl until well mixed. (Add more or less milk for desired consistency.) Spread cheese mixture on bread slices. Arrange cucumber slices on one slice of bread and top with another slice. Repeat. Press slightly, and trim crusts and cut into triangles.

So, the next time you and your gals are meeting up for some much needed girl time, center it around a beverage and have some fun. Make your next outing a Tea Party!

P.S. Of course, we've decided to make this a monthly recurrence.

With Love and God Bless,


  1. Sounds wonderful!! Always make time for good friends and good times!!!

    1. Mama, you should have a tea party! I know you have plenty :)