The little girl inside of me is overzealous with joy, over this adorable Anne of Green Gables Inspired Tea Party submitted by Katie Garrahy of Flour & Fancies
out of Seattle, Washington, US!
From the lovely garden tablescapes to the sweet Anne of Green Gables-inspired decor and desserts, this occasion is sure to bring joy to and inspire any fan of the incredible story of Anne of Green Gables!
The party details you just can’t miss from this darling event include:
- Pink petal cake topped with floral bunting
- Chalkboard menus
- Floral tea cups + saucers
- Tea pots to decorate and plant flowers into
- Glass drink bottles with paper flower adorned straws
- And raspberry cordial- which any Anne of Green Gables event would be incomplete without!
Anne of Green Gables Inspired Tea Party
Anne of Green Gables Party Details:
This is what Katie shared about the party- “In 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery gave the world another little girl — and book — to love when she shared the adventures of Anne of Green Gables. Mistakenly sent by the orphanage to elderly bachelor and spinster sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who wanted a boy to help with their farm, Anne had to convince them that they needed her in their world. She not only endeared herself to everyone she met on Prince Edward Island, but to generations of readers, as well. With a few very simple decorations and recipes, a couple of crafts, you can introduce a whole new age of readers to this beloved book by hosting an afternoon tea party.
Start with pretty tablecloths and napkins. Add bright flowers in old teapots or teacups for pops of color on the table. Add a silver teapot and pretty teacups and saucers. You can often find cups and saucers at resale shops, and mismatched settings add an extra touch of whimsy to the table.
Add an edible touch to your décor with candied flowers. Wash edible blooms; while the water dries completely, beat egg whites until they are foamy. Brush the flower petals with the egg whites, sprinkle them with superfine sugar, and let them air-dry completely before placing them on serving plates, scattering them on the table, or offering them as sweet treats on pretty dishes.
Finger sandwiches with the bread crusts removed are the perfect time-honored savory choice. Offer egg salad on wheat bread or mix grated carrots and chopped walnut with cream cheese frosting and cream cheese and spread it on cinnamon raisin bread. Spread thin white bread with butter or cream cheese and layer very thinly sliced cucumbers or lemon slices on the sandwich.
Small cakes, like petit fours, were a popular choice for afternoon tea. Make things easier by cutting a grocery-store pound cake into small squares and frosting them. Take things up a notch with a modified English trifle, using fruit juice in place of the usual sherry. Place a layer of yellow cake in the bottom of your serving dish, then spread it with raspberry jam. Add a layer of sliced peaches, topped with half of the juice from the can. Repeat the layers, and then top them with your favorite vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and slivered almonds.
And don’t forget the scones! Serve them with lemon curd (juice of 3 lemons, 3 eggs, 1 cup sugar simmered until thick and enhanced with 4 tablespoons of butter) or Devonshire cream. Make your own cream by stirring together 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup sour cream and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Yum!
While they weren’t part of the traditional tea party, crafts are always a fun addition to any party. Provide small straw hats and silk flowers, ribbon and other embellishments, and let your guests create a tea hat. These hats can hang on their walls as a reminder of the party. After the refreshments are finished, help them plant flowers, like pansies or violets, in their teacups. I used these cute teacup planters that your guests can. Another fun idea is to have the guests make raspberry cordial. It is really easy to make and the girls can take home their own bottle. I made it the night before and let the girls mash the raspberries and pour into pretty bottles.”
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