Spring Tea in the Garden

Happy May Everyone! 

What a great way to start the month, our weather has cooled down drastically from hot temperatures in the 80s and even 90 degrees last week, to this week down to pleasant 60s and 70s. This was a welcome cool-down for me and my friends as we were hosting a big Spring Tea in the Garden this past Monday, as you can imagine it’s not much fun sitting outside in the scorching heat sipping hot tea. Lucky for us Mother Nature gifted us with the most perfect day ever on Monday! Temperatures were in the mild 70s and the garden burst into bloom from the heat wave we had earlier, all this made our Monday a gorgeous backdrop for our Spring Tea in the Garden.

What’s to say about a tea party? It’s a party with tea 😊, lots of it.  With lots of sweet desserts, delectable lunch AND a group of girlfriends getting together to celebrate the beauty of spring.  Honestly there is not much else to add. Why don’t I let the pictures do the talking?  Here is a look at our Spring Tea in the Garden luncheon hosted by my friends Rose, Joji, Rita and myself. Fair warning! This post is long with lots of pictures of lovely ladies, mouthwatering food, and lots of COLOR!  Enjoy!

Getting the courtyard ready for a Spring Tea in the Garden

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Teapots and teacups ready for their party.

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Prepping for lunch with homemade goodies.

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Sugar Snap Peas Salad with Caramelized Shallots and Feta 

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Roasted Veggie Tart and Muffin Quiches

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Ladies ready for Spring Tea in the garden 🌸🌹🌻🌺🌿.

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A look at our spread of delicacies.

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Sitting down for a delicious lunch.

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A  beautiful plate of food 😋

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Tea service at your table 😊.

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Lots of smiles and laughter 😀😃😊

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Getting dessert ready!

Strawberry cake with strawberry frosting 🍓🍰😋

One of our friend’s 94-year old Mom made these delectable Italian rum infused dessert cups!

Fruit platter and Greek yogurt parfait.

Carrot Cake stuffed cookies.

The highlight of our tea party! Dessert worthy of High TEA!

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These ladies were waiting eagerly to try these desserts 😀😃😀😋.

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Our plate of sweet treats 🍰.

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A few pictures in front of my glorious Berries and Cream climbing rose 🌹!!!

A couple of photos in front of my Royal Sunset climbing rose.

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Ladies heading home with cuttings from my garden.

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Thank you to the ladies who gifted these beautiful flowers, plants, wine, gift cards, and home grown and dried persimmons 😘😍.

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We made it through a successful Spring Tea in the Garden 2019!

This is how I looked at the start, during, and at the end of our tea party. I had a smile 😊 the entire time.  It was fun!

A special thanks to my cohostesses for making it such an effortless party to host in the garden 😘😍❤️🌻🌸🌼🌺.

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Hope you had an awesome April.
Looking forward to a marvelous May!

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22 thoughts on “Spring Tea in the Garden”

  1. There’s nothing else to add besides thank you, Kalpana, for taking the challenge of Co-hosting our annual Spring Tea with Joji, Rita, and me! It was a wonderful event as beautifully chronicled by your gorgeous pictures! Thanks everyone for coming to our Tea in the Garden (Kalpana’s Garden of Eden!😜)♥️

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  2. Thank you to All the hostesses with the Mostetessess! It is always such a wonderful time spent together. Thank you for Having it in your beautiful garden Kalpana 😘❤️. Hope you all have a wonderful week. ❤️

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    1. Hi Donna. Thank you so much for thebeautiful bouquet of flowers! I love them!! I am such a sucker for flowers 😊. I loved the vase too, with the words Bloom Fresh Flowers, so appropriate. Thank you also for letting me borrow you gorgeous teacups! 😘.

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  3. Thank you for including me. It was a nice break from work. Please thank Kalpana for opening her home and sharing her beautiful garden for all to see.

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  4. I fell in love with Kalpana’s garden! The parting gift was extra special 😊💕

    It’s always so much fun with all you beautiful gals!!! You know how to throw a party!!! Thank you Rose, Rita, Joji and Kalpana! 💕 Hats off to you! What a beautiful get together and Kalpana’s garden and home were amazing!!! Thanks for all the great food and the sweet flowers! 🌹🌺

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  5. Dear Ladies, a belated thank you for hosting a fabulous Spring Tea at Kalpana’s beautiful garden. The food was delicious and the tea, a perfect accompaniment to the food. Another very successful luncheon. Thank you for all your hard work. You made it look so easy. 🎉🙏💝🎊”

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  6. Thank you for a most perfect Spring Tea in the most perfect setting. I look forward every year to this lovely tradition.

    Hope to see you all soon again,
    Love,
    Gioia

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  7. I wanted to thank all of you and Kalpana for a very enjoyable afternoon. What a garden retreat. Kalpana is an amazing garden expert. The food and the company could not have been better.

    I appreciate being included. Please thank Kalpana for her gracious hospitality.

    Denise

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  8. OMG! Beautiful beyond my imagination! Did you put the final touches on all the dishes or are your friends just as artistic? Actually, I am glad I didn’t come. I would have had major garden envy!

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    1. Thank you Noelle for coming and we are thrille you had a good time. Pics were a collaborative effort by all us 4 gals! I just had to go through hundred pics to get to this blog 😀😘. have a great weekend.

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  9. There’s nothing else to add besides thank you, Kalpana, for taking the challenge of Co-hosting our annual Spring Tea with Joji, Rita, and me! It was a wonderful event as beautifully chronicled by your gorgeous pictures! Thanks everyone for coming to our Tea in the Garden (Kalpana’s Garden of Eden!😜)♥️

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    1. Rose, anything with you is always a wonderful experience 😘❤️!! It was my pleasure and I was thrilled to be able to show off my spring garden!! Hope to do it again next year 😊!

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