Tuesday, September 21, 2021


 I am so excited to be a hostess at one of
the tables next month for our October 
Afternoon Tea at Columbia First
 Assembly of God Church.

I was also asked to work on the menu for this fall tea so today we had an Afternoon Tea for
seven ladies to try all the foods we will be serving in October.  The Women's Ministry Director and some of the ladies who will be baking or serving as  hostesses that day came to get an early tasting experience. 

 So here
is the disaster - I never remembered to
take photos today.  After one of the ladies
helped me clean up I did take this photo
of the dishes washed and back on the table
ready to be put away.  This is just one of
the tiered servers but we used quite
 a few more and served from a buffet
 to practice how it would be done
 at the October tea.

Today 3 of the ladies brought the 3 sweets
which was a huge help!  I can't
believe I don't have photos but I did take
a few photos beforehand when I was
making some of the savories in my kitchen:

Being a table hostess will mean that
 each hostess will bring her own dishes, cups and saucers, silverware, napkins and centerpiece, etc for her assigned table. She will pour the tea at her table for her group of ladies.

So this will be our fall menu and this is
what we had today:

Hot black tea and
Plain Scones with Raisins
 and Pumpkin
Scones with Dates - Cream for both

Fall Mixed Green Salads romaine, leaf
lettuce and spinach, pear pieces,
Craisins, peas, red onion, cucumbers,
mushrooms, crispy onion rings and
Oriental Honey Dressing

3 Savories:  Smoked Turkey with Cranberry
Finger Sandwiches (Linda Jennings recipe)
Hot Mini Cheese Spinach Mushroom 
Quiches, Pimento Cheese Pinwheels

3 Sweets:  Cherry Oreo Cheesecake,
Pumpkin Raisin Cookies
Zucchini Walnut Cream Cheese Bars

Everything will be homemade.

I loved helping out by making these
fall themed tea cozies for the hostesses
to serve the tea in October with our 
table teapots. I was glad to get these
 done last week so I can move on to my own projects.  These cozies are large and fit 
these 48 Ounce Saki teapots so they 
should be able to fill 8 six ounce
 teacups with tea. 


Lynn said...

Sounds delightful, however, lots of cooking and tasting going on.
Glad to see some photos from this event and look forward to the October
tea at your church.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

The menu sounds fabulous, Bernideen! What a wonderful tea party you all will have.

The Victorian Girl said...

Looking forwoard to seeing how your table turns out for the tea! I know it will be beautifully done.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the preparations for the Church tea. All the work and the menu and the fabulous cozies will make for a most delightful time for all. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Happy day to all. V

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful party!Stunning china!

Erica Ricky Kennedy said...

I love your dishes! What pattern is it? I have a large family and gatherings always involve at least one girls' tea party. The boys/dads always have their own "party" with pizza and soda, but some of them manage to help finish the leftovers at our tables. We use my grandmother's Spode English Billingsley Rose, and a variety of tea pots/cups. I love your blog and your pictures! Thank you so much for sharing.