Holiday tea parties require attractive and sweet finger foods. Miniature cheesecakes, pies and cheese fruit squares are easy to make.
Tea party food is a unique mixture of snacks and finger foods. There should be one “savory” item, such as a mini-sandwich or quiche, and a sampling of sweets, such as cookies, mini-pastries or petit fours. These are some easy but fancy sweets for holiday tea parties.
Cupcake size cheesecakes are attractive and easy to make. Use cupcake forms and a cookie on the bottom instead of pastry shells for these cute little cakes. Mini-cheesecakes make a colorful … Read More
This past weekend, October 8-9, 2010, a Tea Party convention in Richmond attracted close to 3,000 attendees. Thirty-three Tea Party organizations from around the state comprise the sponsoring Tea Party Patriot Federation. The convention organizers and workers were strictly unpaid volunteers drawn from around the state who put together a professional line-up of speakers and educational programs for the two day event.
Keynote speakers, musicians, and films were presented in a large arena that frequently erupted in cheering and standing ovations from the crowd. The meeting began with a stirring convocation by Bishop E.W. Jackson on Friday morning and wrapped … Read More
The notion that the emerging Tea Party movement only appeals to a largely White, middle-age male-dominated group could be wishful thinking on the part of the Democratic Party, according to a new poll released Sept. 24, 2010 by Pajamasmedia.com
The poll of 1,000 likely voters shows that 35 percent of likely Black voters support the Tea Party movement and 17 percent support it strongly, according to J. Vik Rubenfeld, the conservative media company’s polling director.
“Questions of racism within the Tea Party have been raised for months now,” Rubenfeld said in a statement. “Our survey found that more than one-in-three … Read More
Ready to take pride in an Irish heritage? Gather ideas for party games, recipes, and tea party etiquette that will make this Celtic celebration complete.
Irish Party Games
Entertain guests with Irish Backgammon or Irish Don . If neither boardgames nor cards sound appealing, throw a few Irish proverbs into the conversation and see if creative guests can supply the correct ending. Here are a few Irish sayings:
- Three things hardest to understand…(the mind of women, the work of the bees, the coming and going of the tide).
- Broken Irish is better than… (clever English).
- It is often that a
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It is said that in 2732 BC, Shen Nung, the second emperor of China was drinking a cup of hot water. Accidently some tea leaves blew into his cup of hot water. The emperor sipped the water seeped with tea leaves and the rest is history. By 400 AD Tea had become an important aspect of Chinese culture. The detailed recipes of Tea and methods to enhance its flavour by adding spices and citrus concentrates were documented. Chinese traditional physicians had discovered the health benefits of drinking tea and promoted its consumption. Gradually, as Chinese trade developed with other countries … Read More