A lovely Saturday tea party

by Ginger on May 17, 2009

in Taking Pictures

Yesterday, I went to an honest to goodness tea party! It’s an annual(ish) tradition that my best friend co-hosts, but this was the first year I’ve been able to attend. I must admit going to party where I know exactly one person has never been something I’m THAT keen on, but the tea party turned out to be fantastically enjoyable.

When I say honest to goodness tea party, I mean it. We were required to wear our party frocks and fancy hats. There were finger sandwiches. There were teapots, and an endless variety of teas to put into dainty china teacups. There was croquet!! All in all, I had a wonderful time, with some much needed girly interaction–we determined I spend entirely too much time with boys since I don’t have a ton of girlfriends in San Diego.

One other fantastic outcome of the day? I actually took some photos! I know, I know, I was shocked too. I was even more shocked when I came home and edited them right away, so that I could write a blog post with them. (I had the house to myself last night, that might have had something to do with it). Anyway, here are some teaparty photos for you to enjoy!


The hostess had a backyard full of gorgeous roses like this one that were in full bloom.


Croquet and tattoos, a modern day tea party!


This dessert was incredibly decadent (in case you couldn’t tell from the gooeyness), but incredibly good.


In addition to tea, there were sparkling drinks to put in fancy glassware.

Refreshing And I leave you with one of my favorite images of the day. Something about this shot looks very much like a watercolor instead of a photo, and I love how ethereal it looks. I obviously have an infatuation with both the macro setting on my camera and framing my images a certain way, but I do think this photo turned out quite nicely. A perfect representation of the tea party in my mind!

Angela May 17, 2009 at 10:13 am

I have been to (I think) two real tea parties. Once when I was in Girl Scouts, and the other one just a couple years ago with my mom, grandma, and aunt. I think they’re fun!

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Bluebelle May 17, 2009 at 11:21 am

This is a beautiful idea and one I might have to try this summer! And also, beautiful photos…what camera do you have?

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Ginger May 17, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Thanks! It’s nice to get back to taking photos that’s for sure. I have an Olympus SP-560–it’s sort of a hybrid between a point and shoot camera and a bigger, more professional dslr. I get some of the manual capabilities of the big camera, but don’t have to spend so much money on lenses and the like, and can revert to a p&s type mode if I so desire.

Jessica May 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm

That sounds like so much fun! What great pictures and weather. Tea party sounds like fun.

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Ali May 18, 2009 at 11:48 am

How sweet! Beautiful photos.

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Lys May 19, 2009 at 10:46 am

oh my, lovely photos! i would love to go to a tea party, now that i’ve found that i do really enjoy tea, though i don’t have many friends with the same affinity…

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Cee May 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Those are lovely photos!

I also like the idea of a garden tea party! That’s so incredibly grown up!

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