A Queen Elizabeth II Tea Celebrating Her Sapphire Jubilee

Elizabeth II with corgi decor

Last weekend, the girls and I had the pleasure — and it was definitely a pleasure — of attending Tea at a friend’s house. This wasn’t just any Tea; it was a special Tea celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire Jubilee. In case you didn’t know, earlier in the year Elizabeth became the longest-reigning British monarch ever, at 65 years and counting.

As we reached my friend’s door, this sweet wreath — with a photo of Elizabeth as a girl and one of her beloved corgis – greeted us. Come on in!

An Elizabeth II Tea

Elizabeth II tea

We made our nametags. I loved the framed portraits of the Queen that were all over the place. Actually, I loved all the details! I hope you’ll enjoy them, too.

British Tea party

Now, it’s into the dining room. Check out the gorgeous spread here! All the items were tagged with royal-themed descriptions. And the guests were all playing along by wearing beautiful clothes and even hats.

Princess Charlotte cookies

Let’s look a little closer at some of the goodies. How about a Princess Charlotte teapot cookie?

royal tea

This display was gorgeous! There are a lot of things to look at here, but I particularly loved the fairy cakes on the middle tier. There were three types, and each had frosting roses unique to the people they represented: Princess Diana, William & Catherine, and the Queen.

royal tea refreshments at Elizabeth II Tea


ladies trying on hats

In the library, there was a collection of beautiful vintage hats to try on. Quite a few guests were finding some that really suited them!

Elizabeth II Tea

Throughout the house, there were displays of royal memorabilia. It was the next-best thing to being in England.

miniature beaded teapot and teacups

Check this out: the hostess’s daughter (actually, she was co-hostess) made this mini teapot and tea cups/saucers from beads! The teapot is maybe an inch and a half tall. I was sure that the set was something she had purchased. It was so detailed and really nicely done.

Queen Elizabeth portraits

The Queen, everywhere! Where else on this side of the Atlantic are you going to find that?

royalty magazines

My friend has an absolutely gorgeous, park-like backyard, and it had royal touches as well. For instance, there were royal magazines here to browse through, as well as a book on Queen Mary’s dollhouse.

Elizabeth II Tea

All too soon, it was time to go. But what a lovely time it had been — a little vicarious trip over to Jolly Old England! Thanks to my friend and her daughter for hosting such a delightful escape for us, and now for all of you as well. I’m glad you could all take part too.





7 thoughts on “A Queen Elizabeth II Tea Celebrating Her Sapphire Jubilee

  1. Oh wow! This looks like so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I love all the creativity involved. And, I love hats! I wish they’d come back in fashion here! I often notice them in shows where people wear them.

  2. Oh my!!! What a fun event!! Love it all.Your friend did a superb job. The hats, too–what a hoot! (Though I somehow think my dear ‘Milla wasn’t on the guest list, lol). Love, love, love this!

    FYI: That portrait of the Queen and Anne is one of my all-time favorite royal photos. I love the pride on Anne’s face. So beautiful.

  3. What a layout of desserts! Did the hostess and her daughter make everything themselves? I am really impressed with the amount of planning and work involved in this very special tea. You and your girls must have had a blast. So glad that you were invited and in return you invited us to this lovely event. Long live the Queen! She has been very good for England.

  4. I’m so glad you and the girls got to attend this event, and it looks like it was definitely an event! I can’t even imagine how much time they must have put into the planning and execution of all of this. It looks like she has a lovely home. How many of you were there?

  5. Thanks for sharing this magnificent occasion with us. What a tea party!! All of your pictures are wonderful. I enjoyed reading about this so much.

  6. You two surely know how to present a royal tea party with style! If you could have invited one person, that should be Susan! It seems she’s been in love with the royals her entire life! I LOVED LOVED all the details. The food was a 20 out of 10. Thank you both SO much for letting me attend via this blog! You do things so very very well!

  7. How special! I loved seeing all the photos. The fairy cakes and rest of the food looked amazing!

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