A bit of whimsy and a bit of elegance come together to create this Enchanted Fairy Tea party. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! I love fairy gardens, so I decided to create a tea party that was fanciful and fun.
A combination of homemade yummies and store bought treats made the perfect menu for this magical tea party. I had some extraordinary little people attending the tea party, and we had a fun time decorating the mini cake before the party began. Is it a work of art? No, but we had a good time creating it with polka dots and blue “fairy dust”! It made a delightful addition to our party. By purchasing some inexpensive fabric squares, I was able to create placemats that went well with our color scheme. Tea parties don’t have to cost a lot to be elegant and enjoyable! Use your imagination then sit back and enjoy it when it all comes together. Mix and match china is my favorite way to set the table. It’s surprising how everything comes together to make a delightful table!
The menu included delicious Orange Scones, assorted tea sandwiches, Enchanted Forrest Parfaits and other yummy sweets and treats! I like to keep at least two tea pots on the table with a variety of herbal teas during the entire party. Don’t forget the sugar cubes and some delicious cream! For my little party guests, I like to serve a powdered drink that just needs water added to it (like Tang.) Cute, easy and fun edible bouquets were made by dipping strawberries in pink chocolate and added just right amount of whimsy to our party! Strawberry Bouquet instructions included in the recipe section of this post!
Simple and fun Pink Chocolate Bouquet!
Tea and whimsy!
Enchanted Tea Party treats and sweets!
Borrowing some of my cute fairy garden items from my yard made this so easy to decorate! Even if you aren’t an avid fairy gardener like I am you can still find or make some inexpensive and charming decorations because there are some fantastic and easy fairy garden ideas on Pinterest! A little thyme added a nice bit of greenery to the table that also smelled pleasing and made a nice addition to my herb garden when the party was over. Add some enchanting fairies and some teeny lights, and you’re all set!
- Strawberries (I used a quart because I made two bouquets with about 15 strawberries in each one and I chose to user smaller berries.)
- White Chocolate Chips *see notes
- Pink food coloring
- Container for your bouquet (I used inexpensive little buckets that were only $1)
- Styrofoam that fits inside of your container(s)
- Remember when dipping strawberries always to wash them a bit ahead and let them dry well. Place them on a double thickness of paper towel and then right before dipping I move them to another paper towel and gently dry them. The berries must be completely dry!
- Place 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate or white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Add two teaspoons shortening. Note: This amount makes approximately enough to cover 15 strawberries or 1 quart
- Microwave at medium power for 30-second intervals; stirring in between until the chocolate is smooth. DO NOT over cook because there is no turning back…I learned this the hard way and had to throw them out and begin again when I first attempted dipping strawberries!
- Dip fruit by gently holding onto the stem/leaves.
- Place strawberries on a waxed paper lined baking sheet.
- Place uncovered in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
- Carefully add your "stems" and arrange your bouquet!
- *You may purchase melting chocolates that are already pink! It's easy!
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