Friday, June 15, 2012

Sweet Tea and Finger Sandwiches

Yesterday we hosted a graduation brunch for the girls in my daughter Serena's eighth grade class. We were lucky to have it coincide with a beautiful Vermont Spring day and set up the table on the front porch.


The party had a pink theme.


The buffet menu was prepared by my mother-in law.


Nancy has lived in some of the world's great cities - New York, Hong Kong and London - but she began her married life in Richmond, Virginia and her tea sandwiches are the best I have ever had. Her pimento cheese and egg mayonnaise would rival those of the finest Southern hostess.


My contribution was Sweet Tea inspired by some I sampled at Husk in Charleston during our April visit.


But the pink lemonade was much more popular with the girls.



Serena and a friend made the cupcakes.


Congratulations to my girl. It's hard for me to believe she is headed to high school in the fall.


Wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

19 comments:

  1. What a sweet thing to do for your daughter - and they all dressed for the occasions. It looks so pretty as well as delicious. Did they all feel very grown-up?
    b

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  2. Hi, I saw you over on Splendid Sass and jumped over to see your blog. Your party was lovely. My daughter just graduated from eighth grade, too, and I can't believe it! High School? Already?? Also, so interesting for me to see that girls this age in Vermont dress and fix their hair just like the girls in Dallas.

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  3. Phyllis what a wonderful treat for the girls; you made it so special. Love the pink, so feminine and classic. You and your mother-in-law did a great job. Congratulations:)

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  4. Phyllis - To quote you: perfection :) !!!
    What a pretty graduation brunch party. Lovely porch setting, and yummy spread. Congratulations to beautiful Serena and her friends. They all look so cute in their dresses :)
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  5. What a lovely idea. Everything looks so special...and pink. So feminine and festive. Congratulations to you daughter and to you and your mother -in-law for having such a sweet party. I think it is so important to recognize and celebrate these milestones in ones life. It is something Serena and her friends will remember for a lifetime.
    Best...Victoria

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  6. What a beautiful party for a beautiful group of girls. As a Southerner, there is nothing I love more than sweet tea and finger sandwiches. You must try a cucumber sandwich too!

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  7. So pretty-- your daughter, the decorations, food, everything. I'm sure she & her friends will remember it always.

    Happy weekend!

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  8. Phyllis, you created a perfect graduation lunch. What a special time for your daughter. I loved all those special times I had with my daughter. You are very blessed...

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  9. As a Southern Girl, I adore seeing these sweet girls dressed and styled so perfectly! How lovely that they can appreciate the precious gift of your lovely graduation lunch. Everything looks perfect!

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  10. What a lovely table and such delicious looking food. Congratulations to your daughter...it seems like only yesterday we were celebrating events like this with our now adult sons.
    Karen

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    1. The time does go fast, and the pace seems to pick up the older they get. I am trying to enjoy every moment with them now. Hope you have had a good weekend! Phyllis

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  11. What a beautiful lunch and setting! My daughters would absolutely adore something as elegant as this in their honour - what a fabulous mother you are! Absolute perfection - and such adorable and well presented young ladies - SO refreshing!
    Paula x

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  12. Congrats to Serena and her friends! What a cute party, I'm totally going to do stuff like this for my girl when she's older.
    xoxo

    The Aestate

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  13. Pimento cheese sandwiches are definitely a Southern treat. These look so beautiful and I'm sure they were just as tasty. Thanks for taking me back to my younger years when my Mom would make these for us girls.

    Cheers,
    Mary Jane

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  15. Phyllis, what a wonderful, memorable party for your daughter and her classmates! I smiled all the way through! Good thinking to get a Southern belle to make the tea sandwiches :). N.G.

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  16. What a fun celebration! Everything looks so beautiful! Love your blog, this my first visit.

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  17. Oh Phyllis! What an enchanting party you hosted! Your daughter is so lovely! I know how fast they grow and have learned from my adult children, it's these special moments they look back on with fondness! everything is simply elegant!

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  18. What a beautiful, special party! How wonderful you created it together. Such a precious memory for your lovely daughter and all of you. Congratulations.

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