Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kitchen Tea

In July, Joshua's fiancee came to
Tampa for a few days.  Jessica and I took the opportunity to throw Courtney a Kitchen Tea.  A Kitchen Tea is similar to a Bridal shower.  Traditionally the bride-to-be is given items to start off her kitchen.  It is usually given by the bride's or the groom's mother.  My mother gave me Kitchen Tea before I came over to the USA and invited all my female was a wonderful time and I have spent a bit of time reminiscing over it the past few weeks.  Afternoon tea is usually served, but, we don't drink tea, so we had lemonade instead.  Lemonade with cute ice cubes.........a raspberry and mint leaf had been frozen in the cubes to look like a rose.

We had the tea at a place here in Seffner called Lenna Hall.  It was perfect.
Here is the room all set-up.  Some of the shots are a little dark, but I had a fickle camera.......or maybe the operator was fickle.........but regardless, some of the photos came out dark.
Bottom layer:  chicken salad croissants
Middle layer:  Scones with Devonshire Cream and Jam
Top layer:  petite fours, mini eclairs and mini cream puffs

SOMEONE who will remain nameless, went around and stole the petite fours......not all of them......just a particular flavor......the most popular  flavor......

I tried to invite ladies who have had a influence on Joshua's life and/or our family's life.
I had everyone stand up and introduce themselves to Courtney and to tell her how they knew Joshua.
Ruth Dodd
Lisa Griswold
Janette Chambers
Janette made me cry with the beautiful things she said about my boy
 Ruth Chambers
Christine Chambers

Melissa and Wendy Croxall
Wendy Beck
Julie Clayson
Becky and Devon Michaeli
Karen Peach

Peggy Gray
How on earth did Joshua get invited, infiltrate, party crash a kitchen tea?????

Well, it was Joshua's birthday and he hadn't seen Courtney for a very long time and he has a wonderful, kind mother who took pity on him and told him he could stay...............
Amy Donahue
Jessica Purdy

Our guest of honor, Courtney, wondering "Who the heck are all these people??"
This photo is a good example of why not to give the camera to you party crashing son.

 Courtney opening her gifts.
 Joshua was in charge of taking the photos.....
I just want to make that clear..........

Jessica was the official gift passer person

 Anyway, going back to the picture taking comments above........
 Hold on just one more moment
 She who must be obeyed
Just jokin'.......kind of
Anyway, Joshua managed to take a awful lot of picture of Courtney with her eyes closed!!!!
OK, so there are only two, but the others have her looking down .  Joshua redeemed himself with the next photo.
  This is my favorite photo of my future daughter-in-law.
It is exciting see a couple starting off their life together.  I hope they have all the joy and happiness their hearts desire.
Thank you to all those who came.  Thank you also for sharing your wonderful recipes!!!!


1 comment:

Devin & Amanda said...

It looks like a lot of fun! I am sorry I had to miss it! The food looks yummy and it seems that she has a good start to a well stocked kitchen!