A Little old lady tea party.
Well, that's what I've been calling it.
This Saturday at noon we are hosting a Tea for the very important and influential elderly ladies in our lives. My mother who is a bit more refined than I am says we should call it the "Grand Ladies" Tea party. It scarcely occurred to me that "old" would sound offensive. The truth is, I love just about anything "Granny". I love Granny boots and spectacles, old fashioned soaps and tea towels. I can spend hours in antique stores, and even longer if they have a jewelry case. I love old people especially. They don't often mince words.
When my Mother and Sister-in-law approached us regarding this idea, you can imagine my excitement. We were all abuzz with the planning of menus and preparing tables. It was decided that I would do cookie favors as something the ladies could take away from the party. Today I dug out a teapot cookie cutter from my bottom drawer and got to work. The cookies need about 2 days to dry and they keep for around two weeks if stored properly. I'm grateful that these can be made ahead, because I have a more daunting task ahead. Petit Fours. But I'll talk about those later. I'll have a Petit Fours post on Friday.
I really enjoyed decorating these cookies. I was told most of our mismatched china was blue and pink, so those are the colors I mixed. I also added pearlized luster which I think makes these extra special. I'll try to get some pictures of them in cello bags and tied with ribbon. They should make really pretty favors.
I'm so glad that we have an opportunity to honor the ladies who have contributed so much to our lives. Mark's Grandmother said "Sounds like a lot of work just for a bunch of old ladies."
We don't mind. We recognize the tireless work and effort they have given on our behalf. It will be a treat for us to serve them and honor all they have done.
Say tuned! Next week: Pictures of the Granny Party.