Search This Blog

Wow! What A Valentines Tea!!

EVERYONE LOVES Mary's Chilled Raspberry Soup! Recipe is on this blog.

The Sandwich Course: Cucumber Mint Sandwiches tied with a bow and rose, Ham & Cheese Crescent Rolls, Jerk Marinated, Bacon-wrapped Shrimp, Turkey Sandwiches. Yum!

Turkey, Orange-Cranberry Sauce and Cream Cheese on Cinnamon Raisin Bread.
Topped with Tangerine slices.

Scrumptious Desserts! Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Southern Banana Pudding Parfaits, Sugar Cookies & Paula Deen's Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Dining Room Tea Table

The Pink Living Room Table

My friend Cindy designed all three floral arrangements. They were better than I could imagine!

Violets Are For Remembrance Table

Two Hearts Joined As One Sugar Cookies With Royal Icing

This year's Tea was sweet as I totally focused on Valentines Day for the food and decor. Themed "And The Sisters Showed Their Love" from John 12, fragranced oil bottles were given labeled, "The Fragrance of Love". This was to be a reminder of the perfume Mary poured on Jesus' feet before he was to die on the Cross as an act of love and devotion to Jesus Christ.

We each wrote and read a Valentine for Jesus. Such sweet sharing. He is what True Love is all about. I will post those Valentine messages once I have compiled them and secured their permission.

This was a blessed day with treasured friends. Absolutely Delightful!

Here is the Menu for the Tea:

Ice Water with mint Leaves

Raspberry Soup with Raspberry & Sour Cream Leaf Garnish

Caramelized Pears, with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries & Bleu Cheese on Endive

Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Scones

Maraschino Cherry and Pecan Scones

Clotted cream

Raspberry jam

Jerk Marinated Shrimp

Cucumber & minted cream cheese on white bread rectangles, Tied w/bow & flower

Baked Ham & Cheese Crescent Sandwiches

Turkey, Orange-Cranberry Sauce & Cream Cheese on Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cantaloupe, Watermelon and Honey Dew Melon Hearts

Red Velvet Mini-cupcakes With Red Rose & White Chocolate Leaf

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Two Hearts Joined As One Sugar Cookies

Mini Southern Banana Pudding Parfaits

Assorted Teas-Good Earth, Earl Grey, Orange Spice, Raspberry, etc.

This was definitely a Spirtual-i-Tea!


  1. Once again you haveout done yourself Debbie. I gained three pounds just reading your menu. What a beautiful tea party.Created with LOVE and it shows.: ).

    1. Sue, thank you! You are so sweet! Lots of calories, but only one day. Well, okay, maybe more than one day!

  2. Oh it was more than a 3 pound gain, I assure you because I was THERE! The food was not only a visual delight, it was a culinary triumph! The decor made each woman feel transported back to Victorian days when life was slower and simplier, and time with friends a lingering moment. One thing the pictures can't capture is the lavish love that filled Debbie's house. That can only come from a heart like hers, not from any book....

  3. Party, thank you for your very positive comments and for your incredible help in the kitchen, in our hearts, and in our tummies! It was a sweet day all around.

    1. I did it again! Typo error "Party" rather than "Patty", but it fits! Wherever you are, it's a party of some kind! ;-)