Dishing Out a Tea Party Baby Shower

I was super excited when I was called by Chef’s Garden Catering to be a part of a baby shower tea party!  And, when I was told there would be shades of pink involved oh my yes!  I knew I wanted to keep it pretty in pink by using different hues of the color without going over the top pink.

I went straight to the Fostoria pink water goblets as they are one of my favorites!  I mixed those with blush goblets and a pink tumbler.  The Cristal champagne flutes balanced out the pinks nicely.

For the tea cups, I chose florals in different shades of primarily pinks and golds with a few other colors mixed in.  Several Royal Albert tea cups other bone china tea cups set the table.  These tea cups would make me want to put my pinky up and give a high five for tea time!

White dinner plates trimmed in gold and silver were used as the chargers.  Using dinner plates for chargers is a great idea if you are using luncheon plates to eat off of.  The luncheon plates used had shades of pink, lavender, and gold.  So dainty and pretty!

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Catering: Chef’s Garden of Jacksonville, Florida 

Flowers: Shea Hopley Flowers of Jacksonville Florida

Table Settings: Dish It Out serving Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia 

Photographer:  Theresa Childs 


Using Vintage Snack Sets

I have quite the rental collection of vintage snack sets.  I fell in love with them instantly after purchasing my first several sets. I buy them often when I am thrifting/antiquing in Jacksonville or Fernandina.  They are so versatile in their styles and in their uses.

The primary use for the snack set is tea and either a sandwich or cookies.  This use is great for a ladies tea party, brunch, bridal shower, or a little girls tea party.  The snack sets tend to be less breakable then some of the more delicate teacups making them an excellent choice for a little girl tea party.

These beauties have lots of other great uses!  You can fill the cup with a dip of most any kind and serve cookies, berries, or veggies on the side.  I did a cannoli dip for Father's Day with pizelles, biscotti, and almond cookies.  I broke out my snack sets and used them for serving.  I am certain your guests will be just as delighted as mine were with their mismatched sets.

Another use is soup and sandwich.  The cup will not hold a large amount of soup, but it's the perfect size for a dipping soup!  Grilled cheese (fancy it up by mixing up your cheeses) with a side of tomato soup for dipping would be great!

Sushi will forever be on trend at any party.  Be unique and serve the sushi on a snack set.  Have your guests use the cup for the soy sauce and plate up the sushi.  I have used mine for sushi several times.  Such fun!

Because it is so darn good and since I did mention it in the blog I am including my recipe for cannoli dip.  I am not into measuring much, so adjust according to your taste.


8 oz. cream cheese

2 cups ricotta cheese

1 cup confectioner sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 Tbsp. vanilla

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 Tbsp. fresh orange juice

lemon and lime zest to taste

Beat all ingredients together (other then the chocolate chips).  Once everything is mixed fold in the chocolate chips.

**Photos taken by me**

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