I took a lot of photos-I am the friend in our group who is super annoying when I get hold of a camera, but my reasoning is that I want to record my life and events so I'll have something to look back on and remember when I'm older.
I've collected together the best ones for your enjoyment!
My secret here is that the Cath Kidston-esque "tablecloth" is actually a double duvet cover! How thrifty am I? ;-) I went for mix and match patterns on the crockery-one of the only times that it is actually an advantage not to own many matching items!
My wonderful grandparents bought this gorgeous tea set for me-it's Portmeirion and the range is called Botanic Blue. I'm completely in love with it! The cake stand the teapot is on I found in a charity shop for £7!! I was so excited to find that at such a cheap price-it's has a beautiful raised fruit pattern around the edge and would normally retail for a whole lot more than £7!
I made teabag shortbread! The tutorials for the biscuits and the labels are to follow this week.
My mum baked me a wonderful victoria sponge cake-just look at that filling!
I had a nostalgic moment and decided to make peppermint creams. If you ever made them when you were younger, you'll know how easy they are! The tutorial for these will be up soon too.
I made up a batch of my cheese twists and displayed them in a large glass-only because I was running out of space for plates! They are seen here with my vintage-style frame menu-click here for the tutorial.
We also had fruit kebabs to balance out the unhealthy items! These were so simple but very popular-just thread chunks of different fruits onto cocktail sticks for little mouthfuls of fruityness!
Eat me Jellies! Mine was in a shot glass but I served the rest in little espresso cups. You can see the tutorial for this soon!
Jo's amazing mixed berry pavlova!
Everything was homemade except for the scones...they were bought last minute once I realised I'd put scones on the menu and not made any!
Lorna made incredible apple pies-I was very jealous of the pastry lids! And this is a girld who claims she can't bake...
Lauren also baked me victoria sponge!! There was definitely a surplus of cake!
Oh my goodness, just looking at the pictures makes me feel full again!
As I mentioned, I have tutorials for lots of goodies coming up over the next week and hopefully some more after my holiday.
You can still enter my Birthday Giveaway where I am offering up a pair of gorgeous floral earrings to the lucky winner, so get clicking over there to enter! There are four chances to win each :-)
Hope you're all well!
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