DIY High Tea

      High tea at the grandparents place.

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Pastries, sandwiches, quiche, and scones.

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Was delicious.

Diy high tea – a lot of fun, but also a ton of work. My cousin (K) and I have been planning to do our own high tea for a while now. We finally set a date and were ready to go, but unfortunately, she got sick and wasn’t able to make it.

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The plan was to crash our grandparent’s house and set up an elaborate display of homemade goodies with our three-tiered stands.

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K and her mom made a variety of sandwiches, cheese scones, mini quiche, and mini cheesecakes.

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Since they were already making sandwiches, mom and I brought all sweets – Cranberry orange scones (recipe), mini lemon tarts (Crust recipe & filling recipe), blueberry coffee cake (recipe), and nutella chocolate macarons (recipe).

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It was a sugar-filled afternoon to say the least, but everything was really good.

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Hoping to do another diy high tea date once K feels better!

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Leah says:

    Wow, that looks great! I love going for tea, but I had never thought of making all the little treats from scratch. I’m sure it was a lot of work, but everything looks delicious!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you! Yes, it was a bit of work, but well-worth it.

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  2. tworedbowls says:

    Gorgeous presentation! I can’t believe you did all that from scratch, it looks wonderful. :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Awe, thank you

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  3. saucygander says:

    I also can’t believe you did all that from scratch! The treats look very professional and beautifully laid out.

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words =]

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  4. Ev says:

    Looks great! I love DIY high teas – we try to do them once a year. Very time consuming though – great job!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thanks! Wow, that’s great you try to do it annually!

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  5. Ariela says:

    That looks amazing Janine! Wish I could’ve tried at least 1 little tart : )

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    1. Janine says:

      Awe, thanks Ariela. More future potlucks!

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  6. Everything looks beautiful and so professional! I love high tea–will have to try doing this one day!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you and yes, it’s definitely worth trying at least once! A bit of work, but I’m sure your guests will love it =]

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  7. Mary says:

    What was the occasion? Your family sure benefits from all the goodies you made! Very impressive!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you! No particular occasion, just wanted to do a get together =]

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  8. UBC-PSYT Neuroscience says:

    Nice assortment of treats. When you do your next high tea, this site as some very interesting presentations.
    http://pinterest.com/sueharbin/annual-english-high-tea-past-and-future-ideas/

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    1. Janine says:

      Thanks for the link auntie Liz, those treats all look so good

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  9. thebird says:

    This is too adorable!! If you like crafting, you should try making a teacup candle, it would be a great addition to your next high tea :)
    You can take a look at the one I made here (I did a rose cake too!):
    http://thebirdcreates.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/cake-and-presents-the-sequel/
    Hope you like it! All the treats you make look amazing!
    -Lauren

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    1. Janine says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know about this great idea. That would definitely go well with a high tea set-up, may have to try this next time! Thanks again =]

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