I love an elegant afternoon tea on any given day of the year but there are certain holidays and special days that really open up many options for creative and inspiring tea events. For me, St. Patrick’s Day is one of them as the colors of the Ireland flag are great inspiration for the color theme of the tea table as well as for the food itself. What follows is my Irish-themed St. Patrick’s Day Afternoon Tea. Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Afternoon Tea
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St. Patrick’s Day Afternoon Tea for One
It’s no secret that I love anything to do with afternoon tea. Living where I do, here in PEI, we do not have places that offer afternoon tea year-round but that really does not make a huge difference to me as I like to prepare and enjoy afternoon tea at home, whether that’s for one or more people.
Today, it’s a prelude to St. Patrick’s Day afternoon tea for one and the color theme is distinctly green with a hint of orange as, at the time of writing, we are mere days away from St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Afternoon Tea for One
St. Patrick’s Day Afternoon Tea
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! Today, I am sharing photos from my St. Patrick’s Day Afternoon Tea.
I love this little square tablecloth and matching napkins. I bought them some years ago at the Blarney Castle on a visit to Ireland. It has been a tradition since to display this cloth on St. Patrick’s Day and it always evokes great memories of my visit to the Emerald Isle.
Of course, it’s also a time for me to bring out my small collection of Irish-themed dishes.
The tea offering from the teapot was English Afternoon Tea.
My choice of tea table flowers centered around the colors in the Irish flag – the green mums and Bells of Ireland, the orange roses, and the white tulips which, of course, came from our local PEI tulip growers – Vanco Tulip Farm in Mt. Albion, PEI.
I love these Canadian “loonie” chocolate coins!
On the tea tray menu – Currant scones with homemade raspberry jam, chocolate cupcakes (flavored with a bit of Irish stout, filled with whiskey-flavored chocolate ganache, and frosted with Bailey’s Irish Cream-flavoured icing), and chocolate drop cookies. The cookies are my March 2013 Cookie of the Month.
These scones are delicately rich!
And, my seedless raspberry jam only makes them that much more delectable!
And, of course, there would have to be a green beverage on the table.
The scones may have been good but the cupcakes were the “icing on the cake”, so to speak!
I like the white and milk chocolate swirled chips in these chocolate drop cookies.
The green color always makes for a bright, colorful, and cheery table!
I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse into my version of an afternoon tea to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll leave you with this Irish blessing:
May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
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