This is the first year I've been a member and the first year I helped. I worked behind the scenes, along with my sister, Maureen.
We plated all the food to be brought out to the guest.
The tables were set up through out the house in the many different rooms. There were two sittings. One at 11:00 am and one at 2:30 pm.
Those of us working behind the scenes were either in the kitchen behind closed doors or outside in the back on the big covered porch area.
Here are some of ladies talking about the serving strategies.
Because I was to busy working I didn't get a chance to take photos of the actual tea taking place. But it was full of woman and even one man! Even a group of red hatters showed up wearing their bright red and purple outfits.
The food was lovely. First there were scones, jams and devonshire cream. Then there were chicken salad sandwiches, turkey and cranberry rolls, pineapple and cream cheese squares and ham and cheese triangles.
Dessert was lemon white chocolate fudge cups, sugar cookies, banana bread with an orange cream cheese frosting, mini meringue drops and chocolate peppermint bark.
Everyone had a wonderful time. Next year I think I'm going to serve so I can see the other side of the tea. Plus it's a great reason to dress up in costume.