Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stephanie's Un-Birthday Tea Party!!

So if you've been reading my blog for some time, you've no doubt heard of Stephanie, right? She's kind of amazing. She's a professional vegan baker who bakes all the desserts for Imagine Vegan Cafe. She goes by Poopie Bitch on the Post Punk Kitchen, so I'm sure many of you know her there too.

Anyway, Stephanie had an Alice In Wonderland-themed 32nd un-birthday tea party this past weekend, and even though I'm cleaning until Wednesday night, I just couldn't resist cheating for this one. You'll see why.

Upon entering the porch, these little signs directed (or un-directed) guests to the door:

Inside, Stephanie had a full spread of delicious food and a couple of tea pots of Earl Gray and Vanilla Rooibos:

There were mis-matching tea cups and saucers, bowls of sugar (white cubes or the brown natural stuff), and a pitcher of almond milk:

But the food ... oh, the food!! Let's see. There were Tofu "Egg" Salad Sandwiches:

And Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches:

And the most amazing vegan Chicken Salad Sandwiches! I could have eaten five of these! But having not had gluten or white flour in weeks, I figured I'd better stick with one:

Stephanie went all out on the sweets ... like she does. There were the Queen of Hearts' Stolen Tarts:

And Blueberry Lavender Chocolate-Dipped Cookies:

And my very, very favorite thing of all — Vegan Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam!

Now I've never had dairy clotted cream, but this stuff was RIDICULOUS!!!! She made it with Earth Balance, Tofutti cream cheese, and powdered sugar. But it was softer and more whipped than, say, a buttercream frosting. And not as sweet either. Plus, the scones were fresh out of the oven! I've been dreaming of these scones now for days. Sigh.

For the birthday cake, Stephanie made little "Eat Me" Petit Fours with amaretto in the center. Aren't they too cute?

And no Alice In Wonderland party would be complete without something that says "Drink Me." She had that covered too with these adorable Vodka-Cranberry Cocktails:

Oh, and to top it off, this was a costume party! The birthday girl was the Mad Hatter:

And my friend Cassi made a perfect Queen of Hearts (trust me, it suits her):

I threw together a Cheshire Cat get-up at the last minute. I'd forgotten about the costume requirement, but my new purple striped sweater, some cat ears, and a little makeup got the point across:

Now, you can totally see why I cheated, right? :-)


coconutandberries said...

Wow, that is my idea of a perfect birthday party! I've had a thing for tea parties ever since I was a little girl and used to lay out a blanket on my bedroom floor, get out all my stuffed animals and play pretend tea party! All the food looks fantastic, what a great job the birthday girl did :)

vegan.in.brighton said...

What an amazing birthday party! Everything looks amazing especially all of those little sandwiches and the perfect petit fours.

Spécialiste de l'éphémère said...

OMG! This is fabulous!

Shannon said...

So wonderful! Scones and petit fours would cause me to break any diet.

Babette said...

I say your friend should open shop in Montréal.

Any non-vegan could be "converted" on the spot!

Abbie Tumbleson said...
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Abbie Tumbleson said...

I'm in a dessert dream, dreaming of the food coma all that delicious food would put me in! It was so worth the cheat, I'm sure!!!

Erin said...

Alice is one of my favorite books/movies ever, so I super LOVE Stephanie's party! The food and drinks and decor are all amazing.

Adi said...

Oh my goodness, lucky you!
I love your face paint by the way. :)
Your blog always makes me really hungry, and this post is no different. Hahah
That's so cool that she had not just an un-birthday party, but a vegan one!

I'm going to have to go cook myself something now to rid this hunger. I really am! :O

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness what a party! All of the food looks amazing!

Amey said...

Yeah! I've been waiting for this post!! Clearly, I need to move to Crunk land and become close personal pals with you and PoopieB!

Highball Emy said...

This all looks SO amazing. I wish I had friends who throw parties like this!



Lauren said...

That would be a party I would most definitely enjoy!

Sarah said...

Awesomeness! Also, I love petit fours - leave it to Stephanie!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this bday idea! So cute!

Lesley Eats said...

I am so, so late on commenting, but I love absolutely everything about this post/party. Fantastic!!