An Anniversary Tea

When your wedding anniversary is the day before a major Royal Wedding, the only real option for celebrating is having a tea party!

The theme of our (dinner) tea party was finger sandwiches. I made six kinds…cucumber, seafood salad, gouda with garlic aioli, roltini, turkey with pineapple-pepper jelly, and roast beef with horseradish and arugula.

Our sweet treats included lime Jell-O, “Fancy Cakes,” and chocolate chip scones.

Since the bride is an American, I decided to go with what I think might be the most well-known tea in the U.S.–good old Lipton:

As I did when we celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s anniversary last year, I used my bridal tiara for our centerpiece:

The table looked very pretty, especially with the addition of our new rainbow silverware…tonight’s celebration was the first time we used it!

This was a fun way to kick off a wedding and Royal themed weekend!

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