Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Rosie Valentines Tea Party

While we were in Phoenix, my daughter, Marie, and I,  were able to put together a delightful Valentines Tea Party for Kathy and Marie and myself.  It was a highlight for me, and I believe we had as much fun with the planning and preparing as we did with the actual tea party.

We decided on a Rose theme, using Rosewater  as a special flavoring in our baking… something we had both been wanting to do for quite a while. She made Rosewater Scones and I made a Rosewater Tea Cake. Everything turned out really good.  I have to say that  I have become enchanted with Rosewater now, and have a few more ideas buzzing around in my head… and I think Marie does as well. 

For the savory part of our menu, we made tea sandwiches.  Marie made her Cucumber sandwiches,  which I love, and I made the Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Which I had posted several weeks ago.  We added a plate of chocolate ginger cookies, and wedges of chocolate, and served Earl Grey tea in Kathy's beautiful Hungarian  tea pot; as a matter of fact, we used all of Kathy's lovely Hungarian china.  She told us the story of how she brought the china from Hungrary.  The story  just enhanced the loveliness of the drinking of tea from those beautiful dishes as did the sweet quiet moment that we were able to share together.  Let me just add that by "quiet" I meant that Steve and my Dad took the little guys to the park, and blessed us by giving us a most delightful portion of time for our tea party.  We were able to chat to our hearts content with no interruptions from the little guys.  After the "boys"  all returned from the park, we served them up some tea… in less feminine tableware, and they were as happy as we were to partake of the delights of a Valentines tea.

So here is our Rosie Tea Party 

"Can we have some tea now Grammy?"

Rosie Valentines Tea Party Menu
Rosewater Tea Cake
Rosewater Scones
Chocolate Ginger Cookies
Chocolate Wedges
Marie's Cucumber Sandwiches
Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Earl Grey Tea

Recipes for the Rosewater Cake and Roswater Scones are coming soon.


  1. What a lovely tea! The tea service is beautiful! The cake looks delicious and so pretty, all of the food looks wonderful. I have never cooked with rose water, it does sound interesting. Will be watching for the recipes. Definitely want to try your cake recipe. Such a precious memory for all of you.

  2. You filled my heart to overflowing seeing this post Mom! Wow does this tea look enchanting! The cake looks GORGEOUS! As do the scones and everything else. Looking forward to our Valentine tea!!! Eeek I can't wait! See how you wet my appetite? :D Can't wait to catch up with you on the phone :) I love you!

  3. Goodness, you have a beautiful blog! Beautiful family, desserts, and pics! I am in awe of the gifts God has given you!! I'll be back to visit often. :)

  4. Wow... Lovely pics.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I am inviting you
    to visit me here

  5. Well, My Dear Friend, as I have said many times you sure know elegance and can share it with such grace.
    So very pretty and I was so happy to read and see this recount of the whole delightful Tea Party!
    Looking forward to a Tea Party soon!
    Blessings Always, Roxy
    Thank you for sharing!! xo

  6. Wow this looks like such a perfect way to spend an afternoon! You have inspired me to get my girlfriends together for an afternoon tea now - thank you!