Tea Party Menu: Finger Sandwiches & Savories

Tea Party Menu: Finger Sandwiches & Savories

Last June, in Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party Reveal, I provided an overview of the mad event, with glimpses of decorations, tables, favors, and games. Also included was the iced tea party menu, but without much in the way of descriptions and pictures. 

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Since then, I’ve received many inquiries asking for more details and photos of the beverages and food, recipes, and how I pulled off such an ambitious tea party menu.

In the meantime, I have shared other particulars and tutorials from the My Favorite Things Party. It was the fourth time for the annual event; each with a different theme.

You may have viewed several of these DIY posts as part of the monthly Pinterest Challenge; a blog hop hosted by Erlene of My Pinterventures. As always, bee sure to check out all the Pinterest-inspired projects at the end.

Today, I’m going to outline the second course of the tea party menu, which includes finger foods and a fabulous sandwich cake.

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Queen of Hearts Roses and Teacup Grapevine Wreath

Queen of Hearts Roses and Teacup Grapevine Wreath

A quick post today to announce the Alice in Wonderland party favor package winner. While we’re back down the rabbit hole, I’ll also show you a Queen of Hearts Roses and Teacup grapevine wreath.

Back in June, during the Unbirthday Party Reveal I announced my first blog giveaway. New subscribers and existing followers who left a comment through Labor Day were registered to win. 

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First, welcome to all new followers of Debbee’s Buzz. I hope you’ll find it’s your cup of tea! And special thanks to all those who left comments over the summer. I love conversing with you!

Congratulations to Leanne Hlavka of Arizona, the lucky winner of the giveaway. The package includes all the same favors I gave my guests, including; a teacup fascinator, Mad Hatter hand-painted goblet, flamingo shopping bag, and vintage teacup filled with goodies. See them all at How to Make Whimsical Teacup Fascinators and Alice in Wonderland Table and Party Favors.

Although I have a number of Alice in Wonderland party stories still to write, I’ll be spacing them out — focusing on more seasonal topics. But, while we’re on the subject, here’s the grapevine wreath that welcomed guests to the Unbirthday Party.

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My Favorite Things Bee Party Gifts, Favors and Games

My Favorite Things Bee Party Gifts, Favors and Games

Rewinding to the very first My Favorite Things Party, which eventually led me to launching Debbee’s Buzz.

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The party presented an opportunity to unleash my inner maker; whether it was creating invitations, decorations, food or favors.

If you follow this blog, you know I love to use themes when decorating, entertaining and crafting.

Today, I’m sharing bee party gifts, favors and prizes from the French Queen Bee theme event.

I hope you find creative inspiration in this post. Perhaps, to host your own gift exchange, tea, birthday party, shower, or to apply guest favor ideas to a rustic wedding.

Learn more on the ins and outs of the My Favorite Things gifts exchange, DIY insights on crating bee party gifts, and fun games and prizes to entertain guests.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theme Brunch

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theme Brunch

I’m finally getting around to sharing the Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme brunch, a My Favorite Things Party.

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Sixteen ladies ate out on the covered porch and under the pergola on a gorgeous Saturday for Brunch with Debbie. The party began at 11:30 AM.

The girls arrived appropriately attired in a favorite black dress or ensemble. As the Queen of Theme, I was delighted for an occasion that called for wearing a tiara — the better to express my inner Holly Golightly!

After receiving favors of pearls, sunglasses and a hand-painted Holly Golightly flute, guests were directed to the champagne bar. And the bubbly kept being sipped until late in the afternoon.

Dahhhling, grab a glass and join us for the sparkling Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme brunch.

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DIY Alice in Wonderland Cards and Teapot Centerpiece

DIY Alice in Wonderland Cards and Teapot Centerpiece

Today, I’m going to show you how to make an Alice in Wonderland cards and teapot centerpiece.

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During Alice’s trial at the end of the story, the Queen pronounces, “Off with her head!” Alice responds, “Who cares for you? You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”

At that, an entire pack of cards rises into the air, and comes flying down and all around. Alice then awakens to find her head in her sister’s lap, who is brushing dead leaves from her face.

The Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party project was inspired by this scene and a pin found on Pinterest.

But, no matter how much I clicked and searched online, I couldn’t find a how-to or tutorial on creating a cards and teapot centerpiece. So, with a little trial and error, I came up with my own method.

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Playing Flamingo Croquet and Building a House of Cards

Playing Flamingo Croquet and Building a House of Cards



Heading back to Wonderland for some flamingo croquet and house of cards building, during the Queen of Heart’s (aka yours truly) Unbirthday Party.
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I have included two or three games for each My Favorite Things Party. Since many of my friends and family members only gather together once a year, the games provide a nice ice breaker and opportunity to mingle and get acquainted.

The party games also allow everyone to let their hair down for a bit of fun, laughs or even silliness.

I know many people claim to dislike bridal and baby shower games. But,  my group seems to really enjoy themselves. It’s an opportunity for middle age women to be young at heart and channel our inner child. All the ladies are all really good sports and have a playful, competitive nature.

Tag along while we play flamingo croquet and attempt to build a house of cards.

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