Join our Heartistry community in our two-week TEA FOR TWO CAMPAIGN (August 16-30) as we share a cup of tea with someone! Set a tray and share a cup of tea (or coffee) with a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor. Share a photo of your pray and be entered in a drawing to win a box of “tea goodies”.Read More
Today we celebrated Heartistry's 3rd birthday! I have been practicing and teaching about hospitality for decades, but three years ago I launched Heartistry.info and it was official! I am so thankful for the people who encouraged me, assisted me with the graphics, technical details, and so much more. I am grateful for the countless people who have read the blog and Facebook posts and those who have attended events around the world. I wish I could have hosted ALL of you for tea today. Some of my local Heartistry Experience alumni and friends stopped in this morning and we enjoyed tea as we caught up with one another.Read More
My South African host and her daughter both have their birthdays on the same day. What an excellent opportunity to host a birthday tea party!
We decided to enjoy the warm weather and host the party on the patio. I used one of my scarves as the table cloth and then we added my friend's beautiful china. So often special china is kept for display only; I encourage you to take it out and have the pleasure of using it. In the midst of often challenging every day lives, it is worth making the effort to celebrate as regularly as we can!
I love hosting people but don't like cooking so I am always looking for short-cuts. We served home-made quiches that we bought from a local co-operative bakery, but any store bought quiches would be fine. I baked my 5-Minute Buttermilk Scones and we served them with apricot and berry jam and a big bowl of cream. Watch the video and get the recipe and directions here.
I changed it up by adding some pink food coloring and some cherries, iced it with light pink buttercream icing and served it as the birthday cake. I added a surprise treat inside the center of the bundt cake. The two birthday girls were excited to see what was inside!
One of the guests brought a chocolate cake and I added in some cute mini cookies and macaroons that I purchased. We had a toast with non-alcoholic pink champagne and then it was time for presents. Everyone had a great morning and the mom and daughter birthday duo announced that this was one of the best birthdays they had ever had!
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