Happy Valentine’s Day! {Tea Party & Heart Cookies}

by Chrissy

Happy Valentine’s Day! We love and cherish you all!

We’ve been busy celebrating this fun holiday, filled with love and friendship.

Our pal, Pearl, and her Mom, threw our friends a lovely Valentine’s tea party and it was perfectly wonderful.

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{décor by Lindsey}

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, topped with heart-shaped toast, covered with Kale Greek Yogurt Dip from TJ’s.

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Heart-Beat Salad —  with heart-shaped beets (get it?!) grapefruit, pomegranate seeds, red onion and mixed berry dressing.

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Assorted tea sandwiches:

Gorgonzola, date, pecan and honey (top).

Smoked salmon, cucumber, cream cheese (middle).

Pesto caprese in puff pastry (bottom)

And we also contributed some of these tea sandwiches.

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Tea time consisted of an aromatic Lavender flavor, and a Mango flavor.

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Funfetti Cake hearts & Earl Grey Shortbread.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries? Classic. Some even had shredded coconut and toffee, which are personal favorite toppings.

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles. Rich and deeeelicious.

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Since we clearly didn’t have enough sweets, we decided to bake some of those frosted fluffy sugar cookies. You know, the kind that you can find at the grocery store, which are sinfully addicting. Yea, those.

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Besides the dough being a little wacky, and forgetting to add food coloring until the end, (which is why they have a marbling effect, which I believe worked out in our favor) they are great!

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And the frosting? Helloooo Duncan Hines store-bought chocolate and vanilla. You saved our busy week.

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Just frost them up and throw some fun decorations on top. Let them sit out over-night, allowing the frosting to set a little more; then, carefully, pack them up and give them away!

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Bring them to work, to neighbors, to family, to friends, to frenemies, to the homeless dude who needs a little cheering up, to your barista, to someone totally random, or to your loved one.

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Well, get on it and spread some love! “We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

So, no excuses Smile.

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Chrissy

 

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7 Comments to “Happy Valentine’s Day! {Tea Party & Heart Cookies}”

  1. Happy Valentines Day ladies! Such a great surprise to see the lovely tea party spread on your page. Having friends that appreciate the things you do is very rewarding! Thank you!

  2. I love those pink trimmed plates! I’ve always loved tea parties. Store bought frosting on those cookies though, no way! Cream cheese frosting is simple and divine.

  3. You ladies should also know that LYK is my second most visited website on my work comp… behind gmail of course :)

  4. Chrissy

    I know, tea parties are the best! Agreed, our frosting short-cut wasn’t ideal, but due to lack of time in the day, it was all we could muster! Cream cheese frosting in my favvvvorite!

  5. Chrissy

    Awww, pearlita, we love you and your tea party goodness! Obviously the LYK would boast about what great friends {and food} we are surrounded by.

  6. How adorable! Nothing like a good tea party. There is a place in OC called Paris in a Cup that I absolutely love. Tiny sandwiches and tea. Love it all!

  7. Hi
    Loved all the food that was shown. Can you share the recipes, especially the Earl Gray
    Shortbread. Thanks, Irene