A hen party extraordinaire.
I spent most of my day preparing and baking, and waited excitedly for my girlfriends to arrive at the 4.30pm appointed time.
It's always good to have all my girlfriends that live on the island together in one place...my home for an evening of sisterhood bonding.
A month in advance an invitation is sent out with a reminder to gather 5 items to contribute to the swap. This can be anything that is no longer needed, wasn't needed in the first place, or just sharing garden bounty, whether plants or fruits and vegetables.
I always put the extra tables out early for the swap items since some of my friends like to deliver their items early before the evening's event.
This year my theme colours were pink and white for the decor.
Tea Party Buffet Table
Left to Right: Various Cheeses with cherries, Raisin Cookies, Potato Balls, Pumpkin/Corned Beef fritters, Carrot Ginger sandwiches, Heart Marshmallows, Pizza Bakes, Veggie Roll ups, Chocolate Rum Balls, Cheese Sandwiches.
On the stands Top to Bottom: Lemon Tartlets, Miniature Rock Cakes, Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes
I had prepared a feast of goodies, but then my "girls" showed up with even more goodies...the table was full to capacity and some goodies spilled over to the counter top as well.
Goodies like Peach upside-down cake, chocolate swirl cake, various flavours of danishes, coconut creme pie, fruit salad and black fruit cake.
Juices of every flavour including mango pomegranate
What a lovely evening filled with riotous laughter and great camaraderie, since quite a few of the girls are natural comediennes.
No topic was taboo, and we voiced our opinions on a number of headlining topics here on the island and trending worldwide.....it's always good to hear how others feel about a topic.
My bounty from the swapAnother lovely tea party/swap evening.....I am truly thankful for my girlfriends....they all contribute something of substance to my life.....thank you ladies for being my friend.
I love having my girls over, we always have sooooo much fun.