I am completely obsessed with the show Downton Abbey! As you may know from my previous blog post, World Market has come out with a limited edition line with tons of beautiful pieces and delicious food! To celebrate that release I decided to have a Mommy and Me Tea Party and I invited a friend of mine and her 3 daughters to join me and Raegan. Yesterday I actually shared with you via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook the live feed from my little tea party and it was SO FUN! I had a lot of comments and interaction from my social media friends! After having such a successful party I knew you all would love to see it too!
My tea party had 6 attendees but most of them were pretty small, so they had sippy cups, but for my friend, her two older daughters and myself, I sat out these gorgeous mugs. I had the plain side facing out so that it would be a surprise when they turned it around and they saw my favorite like from Downton Abbey, “What Is A Weekend?”
It is no surprise that I found the Downton Abbey Luxury Assorted Shortbread Tin cookies were so delicious that I could eat them all on my own, but the girls LOVED them! I think I may buy a couple more tins before Christmas gets here!
The teapot is gorgeous and PROBABLY my favorite piece in the collection, although the 2-tier serving stand runs a close second. I can see these matching pieces showing up during many more tea parties in my future. Raegan is only 18 months and judging from the awesome time we had yesterday I know she will grow up to be a tea party fanatic. And I know that she will love Downton Abbey as much as I do. Lady Mary, Lady Edith and Lady Sybil would all be at her future imaginary tea parties!
In order to get the full effect of a traditional tea time I wanted to include some spreads for the cookies. The Christmas Preserves are made of plums with port and spices and it was delicious. I feel like I now must have them on my breakfast table for Christmas morning!
My favorite was the Traditional Lemon Curd. I am a self proclaimed lemon addict and this stuff is just amazing. It is a thick creamy spread that really tastes a lot like lemon pie. YUM! All the girls actually preferred this one too!
The Butler Pantry Blend tea is super delicious. It is a black tea with an essence of honey. It smells amazing. It is no wonder I loved it because I usually do add honey and lemon to my hot tea!
I sent all the girls home with a tote and mug and some great memories of a fabulous tea party! Not a bad way to spend an afternoon! I think that many of these pieces would make fabulous Christmas stocking stuffers and gifts! I know I would love a tea cup in my stocking! You can also find a ton of great stuff for Holiday baking and Holiday entertaining!
Want to win a ton of great Downton Abbey goodies for yourself? Follow the instructions in this Rafflecopter widget! The giveaway started on 12/7 and will run all the way through 12/26! There will be two winners, and they will each get: Downton Abbey Teapot, Downton Abbey Teacups and Saucers (set of 4), Downton Abbey Plates (set of 4), Downton Abbey 2-tier serving Stand, Walkers Luxury Assorted Shortbread Tin (21oz), Republic of Tea Downton Abbey “Downton Estate Blend” Tea Tin, Downton Abbey Wrapping Paper, Downton Abbey Blackcurrent Jam, Downton Abbey Christmas Preserves, Downton Abbey Lemon Curd, Downton Abbey Napkins, Notecards, Mrs. Patmore DA Apron, Downton Abbey Tea Towel, and Downton Abbey Gifts Bags!
Tell me in the comments below: What is your favorite piece in the collation out of the items I have shown? And don’t forget to go enter the giveaway on my Instagram photo!
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