Funky Tea Time xmas tea part-taaaay!
Melbourne-based Funky Tea Time fans, enthusiasts, and friends came together for the first ever Funky Tea Time xmas tea party, and to sum it up: a GREAT time was had by all! See the delightful pics by our very own FTT photographer Ginger Bread Boy (aka Simon)
Oh! The delectable sandwiches!
The menu featured the scrumptious-ist egg and mayonnaise, tuna salad, salmon, and cucumber sandwiches made by our exclusive sandwich chefs Mon Mon and Tim Tam. Special xmas themed cupcakes also made an appearance from Cupcake Bakery which were topped with edible xmas decorations; holly, xmas trees, bells, wreaths and santa faces, together with their traditional types; red velvet, vanilla choc, chilli choc, banana, choc-choc, and carrot. (Check out their website for some mouth-watering cupcakes; The Cupcake Bakery). There were plenty of cutesy spinach and fetta quiches, beautifully baked florentines and a brownie slice compliments of Lizzie Bakezzie who rocked up in the most delightful, petite mad-hatters hat!
Teas included every tea imaginable, plenty of alcoholic beverages, and to give the party a ‘tea’ time feel there was also champagne, Kir Royales, and Amaretto with tea.
Some of the non-traditional tea-time foods (we’re told these were necessary for the excessive alcohol consumption) included sushi, chicken wings, an antipasto platter, dips, spring rolls, and samosas.
A chocolate fondu fountain was run by our resident fondu-ist Ruby Rox who I might add came dressed as Alice in Wonderland with mis-matched converse high-tops. Ruby Rox pleased the crowds with all the usual fountain trimmings; strawberries and marshmallows - until the fountain stopped working at midnight.
Open up that dress-up box!
Being a dress-up party, guests included Santa’s Helpers, Elves, Mad Hatters, and the delightful Alice from that magical place we know as Wonderland.
Crockery included the very spesh Paul Cardew Alice in Wonderland 2 tier-stand, teapot, and bright polka dot plates. Decorations featured helium balloons in the official Funky Tea Time colours: blue, purple and white. Bon bons adorned all areas and the Funky Tea Time xmas tree was also decorated in official colour tinsel and balls.
And to top off a GREAT xmas tea party were the uber-cool tea-time gifts under the tree! They included a funky take on Alice in Wonderland brooch, a vintage tea party book, a splendid pink Chinese tea pot with a special edition xmas tea and dark chocolates by Simon Levelt , a tea infuser shaped as an xmas tree ball decoration and accompanying tea bulbs, a tea pot shaped xmas tree decoration, a cute polka dot apron (to bake those yummy slices in) to name but a few! A special thank you to all and we’ll reconvene again soon for the next Funky Tea Time party!
Happy New Year! xx