A Dreamy Birthday Tea Party (Part 1)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dear Readers,

Today is my birthday! I am a year older and hopefully wiser today. To celebrate, I invited some of my beautiful blogger friends to come out in their fancy tea party frocks. This might be the most stylish tea party I have ever attended! So fun!

Optional questions:
Sandwich or scone?
Tart or cake?
What type of tea?

Guest: Annie Spandex
Menu: Sandwich, tart and chamomile

Guest: Brigadeiro
Menu: Scone with fresh cream and homemade jam. Tart or cake? ooh, depends on the tart or cake. I don't usually drink tea, but the best tea I recall drinking was the 'Alvear tea' in Hotel Alvear (Buenos Aires, Argentina - when I had my first high tea - it was delicious!)

Guest: Denim Debutante
Menu: I prefer sandwiches (especially watercress finger sandwiches... they remind me of my grandmother's tea parties!), tarts and green tea (preferably with a good quantity of Splenda or sugar cubes!)

Guest: Erin of Sugar Rock Catwalk
Menu: Scone with lots of clotted cream and blueberry preserves, fresh fruit tart with custard filling and shortbread crust and for tea? Jasmine Addict! Maybe for this tea party a hand sewn blooming jasmine in a clear tea cup :)

Guest: Lani of Sugar Rock Catwalk
Menu: Scone! Cake! Green tea!

Guest: Jasmine of Experiment in Poverty
Menu: Sandwich: cucumber, please. Tart AND cake, perhaps? For tea, earl grey with cream and sugar.

Guest: Gabby She Wrote

Guest: Intrinsically Florrie
Menu: Sandwich, cake with buttercream and icing, please and moderately weak and milky tea.

Guest: Leia of Hi Fashion
Menu: Scone with extra cream, please, cake and earl gray with two sugars and plenty of milk.

Guest: Sherin of Hi Fashion
Menu: Scone and tart.

Guest: Midtown Girl
Menu: Crumpet or scone, apple tart and lady grey tea (but of course!).

Guest: MizzJ of Being High Maintenance Not Bitchy
Menu: Sandwich! Particularly little triangle egg sandiwch ones with the crusts cut off, cake of course - chocolate mousse cake and Chinese white tea (it's gentle and super healthy!).

Guest: Pink Bow
Menu: Scone, cake and rose tea are my preferences-- I'm English, this is what we do best!!

Guest: Fi of SOS! Save our Shoes
Menu: Scone topped with raspberry jam then cream, but if there was some roast vegetable sandwich variety I would pick that. Considering I'm a bit of a tart, some sort of dark chocolate tart with red berries and vanillllaaa ice-ice-cream baby. For tea, Barrys (an Irish tea brand) all the way or else anything YumChaaaa, London!

Guest: Eyeliah of Style Symmetry

Guest: Iyam of Style and Beyond
Menu: Scone, cake and apple cinnamon tea!

Guest: Kelsey of The Anthology
Menu: Blueberry scone, please, tart (definitely tart- ideally, lemon) and licorice herbal tea.

Guest: WendyB of Wendy Brandes Jewelry Blog
Menu: Scone or sandwich? Not only will I eat both, but I'll eat your share of them too. Beware! Tart or cake? Treacle tarts when I'm with a Dormouse. Tea preference? This time I had green tea to match my dress. [Ed Note: Wendy is wearing a lovely Ossie Clark dress with dramatic sleeves- I wanted to post more photos of her dress and the sleeves, but I picked this one because I loved the tea set!]

Guest: Hanako of Bailey and Meister
Menu: Sandwich, cake and earl grey with milk and sugar.

Want to join the party? Send me a photo of yourself in your tea party best and answers to optional menu questions! I'd be happy to post them in my roundup Part 2 this weekend, along with my own fancy birthday tea picture. RSVP to my tea party by Saturday November 21st with a picture and menu choices to dreamsequins(at)gmail.com.

Thanks for making my virtual birthday tea! xx D


MizzJ said...

Eeee this would be the best tea party ever! Thanks so much for featuring me!

Brigadeiro said...


Thanks for the Bday Party invite, gee! Such gorgeous ladies attending! Such fabulous outfits too, should've put more effort into mine (next time) ;)

Hope you had a fabulous day and even more fantabulous year!

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

Happy Birthday!


Aurora said...

oh, erin looks super cute.

nicole said...

What a lovely virtual tea party! All your guests look fabulous!

Happy Birthday D!! I hope you have a wonderful day (and week) filled with laughter, fun, and good times! All the best to the year to come!


Livie said...

happy birthday to D!! everyone looks fab.

i'm sooo sorry I havent' sent in my picture yet...i'm picking one right now...

missy. said...


Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Happy birthday - what an adorable idea!!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Happy Birthday darling! SO SORRY I WAS LAME AND MISSED THIS...life, ya know. Check my blog for a bday shout out in my emo post hahaha! LOVE YOU GIRL!!!

DesBisoux said...

that's one really sweet idea!
Happy birthday... Where is your tea party dress?? I love Hanako's picture...SOOOO pretty!

Little Rus said...

Happy Birthday, darling!!!! You've got so many beautiful friends (I am going to check their blogs shortly) This party is going to be absolutely fabulous!
Have a great great great day filled with love and loads of presents and surprises. :)

Rachel Follett said...

This is so fun!! Happy Birthday!

FabBlab said...

Happy B'day D!!! Thanks a ton for the invite, sorry I couldn't make it :P

Annie looks awesome, btdubs ;)

Sherin said...

Have an amazing birthday! And everyone looks so beautiful I can't wait to check out all these lovely blogs.

The Haute-Shopper said...

What a fun idea! Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a great one and took a day off work!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Oh what a fabulous tea party!

Happy birthday!! Have a lovely day. =]

Florrie x

Leigh said...

lovely party and happy birthday!

Kashaya said...

Oh they all looks amazing.=)

mysterycreature said...

Such pretty dresses - that would be an incredibly stylish tea party!

Happy Birthday!

Couture Cookie said...

You all look so beautiful! And happy birthday to you! xo

Midtown Girl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING!!! Hope your day is as wonderful as you are - sad face that work had me miss your bubbly - but we will make it up very soon!!

Luvs & hugs on your wonderful day sweetie ;-)


Maria Confer said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope all your wishes come true!

They all look so gorgeous!!

I really need to send in a pic!!


Anika said...

Hey gorgeous girl, happy birthday!!
Hope you have a fantastic day full of family and friends, oh and lovely pressies of course ;)

Sorry I was slack and didn't do a teaparty pic...but the ladies who did all look divine. What fabulous outfits. I love them all.

Well done, ladies!

Have a great day bella, and here's to a fantastic year.


Kb said...

Happy birthday, next year it needs to be a real event!

Marcus said...

Hey D,
Remember me, Sunny's friend.
Just got a chance stopping by.
Very good blog!
And well, Just notice this is your big day!!
Happy Birthday Deanne!


JP said...

Happy, HAPPY Birthday, Deanne! Thank you so much for including me in the party... every single girl looked fabulous.


jennine said...

first off happy birthday!!!!!
second, only a person as wonderful as you could think of such a delightful post.

Steve said...

omg...this is pretty much the best post ever!!! I'm totally in!

Jaime said...

How cute is this!? What a great idea :) I hope to get a picture to you!! Happy bday again!

TheBeautyFile said...

omg...I just wrote from my husband's google account!!! hahaha.....

What I MEANT to write was that IIII am totally in....

Rasha @ and this is what she said... said...

How cute!! I love this.

Happy Birthday!!!

Saskia said...


Hope you have a lovely day!!

This post was so wonderful... I loved all of the ladies & their dresses.


Winnie said...

Hope you had a lovely day, How cute is this idea?? Tea parties are the best :)

Leia said...

Thanks for inviting us to your party! It was so much fun dressing up for you :)

Wishing you the HAPPIEST of birthdays!

daisychain said...

Happy Birthday! xx

Mont Charles et Moi said...

Amazing Blog!

Mont Charles et Moi said...

and Happy Birthday:-))

Hanako66 said...

happy birthday D!!! hope that you have an amazing day, you deserve it!

thanks for the invitation...i had a blast with it!

Sher said...

Happy birthday dear! I'm a fellow November baby too!! Your dreamy birthday tea party is absolutely brilliant! I hope I can find the time to attend:)


tenthings. said...

what a sweet idea! Happiest birthday wishes to you!

scone and tart! for sure!

Sher said...

Happy Birthday hugs! I'm always fashionable late to a party, but I'll be there ;)

alexkeller said...

happy day!

Amy said...

I know I already wished you a happy birthday yesterday, but since today is your actual birthday I am going to wish you a Happy Birthday again. lol

Happy Birthday, D! Hope you have a wonderful day!




P.S. Love your "tea party"! Everyone looks so pretty.

Brunch at Saks said...

Seriously- the cutest idea ever! Love this and all of your fabulous guests! Happy Birthday lovey! XOXO

Retro Chick said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm so up for a tea party, I just have to sort out my best party frock!

Nina (Femme Rationale) said...

this is brilliant and everyone looks oh so fabulous! happy birthday to you!!!

The Antholgoy said...

Everyone looks so gorgeous! Happy birthday! And thanks again for the invitation to tea.


Fashionista said...

that is awesome...Happy B-day!!!

The Socialite said...

how adorable! Happpppppy Birthday! ;)

jen laceda said...

What a freakin' great idea!!! I thought you actually had a party at your home...but this is genius!! And thanks for all the new links that I have to check out now. It's gonna be a busy afternoon for me!

jen laceda said...

Oh, Happy Birthday!!!

erica said...

happy birthday!!
i love your birthday tea party...what a fabulous idea!

Chessa! said...

happy birthday!!! :) everyone looks fabulous. xoxo

PinkBow said...

happy birthday d, hope you're having a fabulous day!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Happy Birthday Deanne! Everyone looks wonderful! Ohh would love to be part of your part 2.

Have a great day and lots of cake!

Laura said...

It's my birthday TOOOO! Yaaaay!

Gabbi said...

Happy Birthday dear D!!*•-:¦:-•:**:•-:¦:-♥♥

What an awesome tea party!! I loved meeting your friends and the attire is gorgeous!

Wishing you a lovely new Birthday year!♥


jasmine said...

this is adorable!!!! everyone looks beautiful! happy birthday, deanne!!! i hope you're having a terrific day and a fantastic birthday week! :)

Andee Layne said...

oh im lovving so many of these dresses! the metallic skirt and wrap dress are two of my favorites! I love your blog! please check out my fashion and lifestyle blog www.andeelayne.blogspot.com . Please follow mine as I will yours! xoox

Diana said...

everyone looks fabulous!! i hope you have an amazing birthday!!

carly said...

happy birthday deanne!
you got a group of lovely ladies here for sure.
ooooo yeah the blogging would is smoking!
enjoy your day girl!

my so called fab kelly said...


i know this is thee most fabulous tea party b-day ever!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

This is such a fabulous birthday tea party and it´s such a cute idea!

Enjoy your special day with your family and friends
and wonderful moments to come!!!


freeteyme said...

Happy birthday D!!! and what a fabulous Tea party!!!

Tiffany said...

happy birthday D!! Today is my sister's birthday too! Hope you have a fabulous day. Love all the ladies in their tea party dresses.

Sorry I missed being part of the tea party I might try to get on part 2 but this weather is not cooperating with me and haven't been able to take a lookbook picture in a couple of weeks!

Marian said...

what a yummy post.
First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY D!!!!
hope you have a wonderful day filled with only happy moments as you deserve!!

love all the bloggers outfits and tea party meal choices.wonderful and unique post.

happy birthday hon


Happy Birthday Darrrling!
Stay fabulous...to all the ladies sipping tea!

Teenage (ariel) Dirtbag said...


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Beth said...

And what a lovely post :)

Haha I would choose:

Sandwich or scone? SANDWICH
Tart or cake? CAKE DEFINITELY (y)


janettaylor said...

Happy Bday, D!

So sorry, but I'm a shy girl. LOL!


Please, don't forget my newer giveaway... I think you need a new little mirror in your bag. Don't you think! Start!


Wicked Halo said...

Happy birthday darling, hope it was fab :)

Tights Lover said...

Happy birthday. Awesome post!

Denise said...


Shop N' Chomp said...

Hee hee....what an adorable post! :) Happy B-day!! Hope your day is filled with tons of love and laughter.

Fashion Chalet said...

What a lovely post <3

I'm left craving tea and dresses. Thanks for the compliments on my sequin-adorned dress, dear.

Love what you're doing with the blog, too!


selena said...

how FABULOUS. amazing! happy happy birthday!

Jasmine said...

This is fantastic, I especially love Hanako's dress :) gorgeous :)

Apt. #34 said...

Happy happy happy birthday fellow Scorpio! So many bloggers are scorpios. I hope you have a fabulous day!

lisa said...

Such a great idea! I'm sorry I can't attend your virtual tea party, D, but I do wish you the happiest of happy birthdays. Here's hoping today is extra special and serendipitous!

Denise @ Swelle said...

Happy Birthday again, Dee!!!!!

I see I screwed up and that yesterday was the deadline - sorry, I put today's date in my Google calendar and also forgot to include the answers! If you do post my card, here are my answers:

Definitely a scone with cream and strawberry jam. Tart or cake depends on the offerings! I usually like a cream tea or something with spice, like a chai!

Ashley said...

This is so lovely! Happy birthday.


Eyeliah said...

In my panic to get it in on time (thanks) I forgot to answer the questions!
Sandwich or scone? Scone.
Tart or cake? Cale.
What type of tea? Jasmine green tea.

Happy Birthday! :-)

corrie said...

So adorable, love the way this turned out! Sorry I couldn't get myself together and send in a photo. Nasty cold this week left me camera-shy. You should do another one sometime!

Gabby said...

This was the loveliest tea party ever!

Happy Birthday, lady! xo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Happy birthday!
I freaking LOVE this post. It looks like you had the most fabulous and beautiful guests at your birthday tea party. ;) All their dresses are SO gorgeous.

Kristin said...

Awwwwwww, I would have loved to have come to your tea party. You didn't want a mama with baby stuff all over her? Ah ha ha. Seriously, Midtown Girl and Wendy...Could they be any more gorgeous? Happy bday lady!

Pretty Little World said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

{such a lovely tea party!}

Ela said...

I love this, what a fabulous idea! You are just so full of them :)
Everyone at your tea party is gorgeous! Happy, Happy Birthday, D! I'll prob be MIA for a few days...but just wanted to wish you the best birthday ever. Have the best time. xx

Erin said...

Happy Birthday Deanne! Thanks for inviting me to join in the festivities! Such a lovely inspired idea :)

ps thank you Aurora

Micaela said...

what a CUTE idea!!! i love it!!! if i had known about it sooner, i would have sent mine in.

Gabby, i just LOVE HER! she's the girl in the green scarf a la Shopaholic!

loooooove this idea!

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Happy Birthday Deanne!!!

Hope you had a fabulous birthday and an even more fabulous year.

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

WOW!!! so many amazing people in such great outfits!!! This is true amazingness!!! LOVE IT.

Harriet said...

What a cute idea, everyone looks so pretty!

Cynthia said...

What an eclectic fashion show
you've offered here!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh this is the most fabulous idea I have ever seen put into action. Happy, Happy Birthday darling! :)

clarewbrown said...

This is seriously the most fantastic thing ever!! Happy Happy Birthday! I hope your day was divine

Claire said...

Hey, great idea. What a fine party it would be! And with QUITE the delicious spread.

(mm, Lady Grey.)

Happy Birthday? :]!

stylewithbenefits said...

Glad you had a fabulous birthday!! This is such a creative way to celebrate! Loved seeing all the gorg ladies' photos!

xo, Becs

Susan said...

oh wow, so many stylish ladies! :))
how fun!

Summer (BisforBrown) said...

Such a lovely thing to do. It really was. Thank you for hosting!

Annie Spandex said...

Everyone looks great! Thanks again for inviting me <3 Glad you had an awesome birthday week!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Sorry I'm late, but this is so super adorable! Happy belated birthday, also!

I totally would've sent one in, but I can't find my freaking camera cord. Boo.

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