Monday, November 10, 2008

Diva Tea

Moving away from the holiday scene, my tablescape today is perfect for that Diva in you. Diva is the theme for this table setting and it would be a cute setting for a diva wannabe, a diva-in-training, or any practicing diva.

You may also call this a "Royal Tea." What is the difference between a full Afternoon Tea and a Royal Tea? This special tea is taken in the afternoon and in addition to serving savories, scones, and sweets, a special dessert is offered. A glass of champagne or sherry is also offered, and of course, hot tea. I'm sure Queen Elizabeth serves a "Royal Tea" to visiting dignitaries at Buckingham Palace.

Please stand behind your chair, with your hands resting on the top of the chair back, and wait until the Diva/Queen/Hostess has been seated; thank you!...you may be seated. Please don't touch a thing until the hostess has picked up her serviette and placed it onto her lap. That will be your signal that you may place your serviette onto your lap.

The table is set with vintage pink Arcoroc glassware, girly plates, crown napkin rings, and tiara-motif place cards holders.
A floral-embellished bustier and a menu card make a lovely centerpiece.

Menu

Savories, Scones, and Sweets

The "Queen's Cake"

Vanilla Sorbet with Fruit

Royal Champagne Punch

Coronation Hot Tea



A tiered tea tray, embellished with pink tulle and a tiara, holds the dainty tea foods.
The Queen's Cake...
A service tray with a simple teapot, milk in a creamer, and cute little pocketbook & high heel-motif sugar cubes.




The chair decorations are small bustiers with pink hydrangeas and pink bows.

Send your divas-in-waiting away with a party favor. I found petite bustiers similar to my centerpiece and chair decos, tied a pink ribbon around the waist, and attached a tea pendant charm, which can be worn on a choker necklace...just a little something to remind them of my "Diva Tea."

28 comments:

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, How lovely, your table is! It is a big WOW! Love the cake,and just all of it! Yes the china is Royal Albert Old Country Roses Bone China England. The two small cups are not, they are for my one and two year old grandaughters, when they come have tea with Granna. I have been collecting the oldest china off of Ebay, There are a few new things I do want to get. Hubby and I laughed, we are remodeling the dining, and you can see a 2x4 and a wire, soon as sheet rock goes up, I'll get a better picture.

bj said...

Ummm, how utterly lovely....my little pinkie finger is raised, as I type!! lol
This is just beautiful and the cake...breathtaking.
Thanks for having this Royal Tea for all of us!
love, bj

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh, how precious. I love it!!! The bustier completes the entire DIVA theme!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Stacey said...

It's all so sweet. Especially love the little sugar cubes!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Now what diva would not love this tablescape and beautiful food! You did an amazing job! Just lovely! Thet touches of tiaras are really nice! ~Rhonda

Melissa Lester said...

Those sugar cubes are adorable! Those would be a sweet addition to my daughter's upcoming Fancy Nancy tea party. Thanks for the pretty ideas. You have put me in a tea party mood today!

Schotzy said...

So much work and creativity. I scarce can take it all in! Absolutely gorgeou!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh Miss Janice, its all so beautiful!! Love the square plates too, ive been scouting those out for awhile and love them!! your table looks yummy and oh so so pretty!

Thanks so much for your sweet comments too!

~ hugs ~ Cynthia

Kara said...

Excellent, just love those sugar cubes and the cake and oh those plates..

Kara
x0

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love your girlie tea table! Those bustiers are wonderful...so are the decorated sugar cubes, teh cake, the plates...well, I'll just save some time & say "EVERYTHING is wonderful!"

brettinsky said...

What a fun tea party! Those sugar cubes are just adorable. The cake and cake plate, with little pink shoes, just too cute!

If you would like to join Trim the Tree Thursday where we are going to show off our holiday decor from any holiday comment on my blog! I would love for you to join!

ann said...

SO CREATIVE.I LOVE THE BUSTIA[SP].THE PETIFORES AND THE CAKE...ARE AWESOME.WHAT DOES A GIRL HAVE TO DO TO GET AN INVITE,HA...ANN

ellen b. said...

What a very fun pink tea this is! It would be great to sit at this table. So many fun details. I'd love to sit awhile to enjoy it all.

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Miss Janice! Look what you have done! This is truly adorable. I love to have teas in my home, but I want to come to one of yours!! That cake is beautiful and do I see little pink pumps peeping out from underneath? I'm hanging on to the back of my chair!! I'm minding my manners!!
Oh, thank you so much, Janice for your sweet words to me. I really appreciate them and am so glad I've found your blog. I enjoy it so very much.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carrie said...

How charming...this table settting is so inventive and lovely.

Nancy said...

Miss Janice, I do declare! This table setting is me to a T! I love it all! Blessings to you, Nancy

playsdolls said...

Diva all the waytable scape is wonderful.I love the bustiers they give a real divalook to your setting.We are always looking for a special party theme for my grand daughter she thinks he is a little diva and I think this would make a wonderful Diva Tea Party for her birthday .You are very creative with your table scapes .

PAT said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful Tablescape Tuesday post!

Thank you for visiting the Back Porch!

Liz said...

Miss Janice! I can't figure out what I love the most! I have almost purchased those cute tiara place card holders about ten times. I think they are precious! The cake is adorable too! Love it all!!!!

~Liz~

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Oh, Janice...I feel like royalty after that Royal Tea! That cake was divine! Loved the crown napking rings! Everything was just perfect...love to have tea at your home any time. And dessert after all those goodies, wow! Over the top! :-) Susan

Bo said...

What an extraordinary tea you have hosted for us today...so pretty, so unusual...I really enjoyed it!
;-) Bo

ceekay said...

Ok....I am absolutely going crazy for this tablescape. I LOVE it. I would be a squealing up a storm. I love all the girly blingy stuff...oh please invite me the next time to do this!!!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Miss Janice I'm smiling at every lovely photo! Love the adorable cake.

laurie said...

This is so pretty and so girly. I love it. That cake is amazing! The bustiers are somehing I would have never thought to use, and they look great! laurie

tardevil said...

That is definitely a Fancy Nancy party. My daughter would love it. The cake is beautiful! Love all the decorations.

tardevil said...

Why thank you! I meant to tell you that I also loved the 3-tiered tray w/ the pink tulle (sp?) and the princess crown...great idea!! I plan to post some things from a holiday open house later in the week, so stay tuned! LOL!

mishebe said...

Wow, i missed my tea party today. any cake left? Love the whole idea. mishelle

Glenda said...

Looks like to me that that is a rolled fondant icing on your beautiful cake. I've never tried to do one. Not much of a baker, I'm afraid.
Sorry, I meant to offer my apologies when I arrived for getting the date wrong from my invitation. I see clearly now that it says the eleventh.
I can see from your pictures, that I missed something very special.