Friday, May 6, 2011

Queen Bee Mother's Day

Do you think my kids would do this for me if I gave them the instructions?
Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fiesta Ruffles

I love that these can be whipped up in time for tonight's Cinco de Mayo fiesta! See tutorial here.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Royal Wedding Tea Party

 I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of the Royal Wedding! I had my son record it on 4 different networks: NBC, ABC, TLC and BBC America and I have been watching all of them this past weekend. The couple, guests, ceremony, dress and cake were all so amazing!
 I hosted my own little celebration for 15 of my friends. I held a brunch in my backyard and we ate off of my Cath Kidston (English designer) dishes, poured Royal Wedding tea specially blended from Haney & Sons out of 180 year old English silver tea pots and wore wedding badges (from England) to show our support of the happy couple.
 I had little white favor boxes filled with bags of Royal Wedding tea from Harney & Sons and Twinings. We ate quiches, bangers (sausages), salad and scones made by a local tea house, The Tea Gardens. One scone was blueberry and white chocolate to represent Kate's engagement ring.
 I even had a Royal quiz for my guests to see how well they knew Royal wedding history. The prizes were a Yankee Candle "A Royal Wedding" candle and Royal lip gloss from Bath and Body.
 After we ate brunch and had some tea, we went inside to watch a replay of the wedding. We toasted the couple with champagne and I also made Queen Victoria's sponge cake and Kate's favorite Sticky Toffee pudding (People Magazine recipe).
 Most everyone wore a hat (I started wearing hats because of Princess Diana) and I have quite a collection! I hope Harry doesn't wait too long to get married so I can have another Royal party!