Okay, so I have to up my game. Usually small business meetings at my house consist of something to drink, a few snacks, possibly some fruit and I just may order out; sometimes. I’m assuming that our YSW lifestyle blogger Jamila Taylor wanted to give me a subtle nudge that I needed to take hosting to another level because this time she invited our team to her house for our planning meeting.
To our surprise, she had a nice spread that certainly motivated me to get the message. She served up some delightful dishes on her elegantly decorated dining room table. Although there were plenty of sweets (I am trying hard to avoid the sugar), I simply could not resist.
The food looked good and tasted even better. Her decision to add a little spice to our meeting made the gathering a little more like an experience rather than just another boring business meeting.
Our Hi-tea menu consisted of:
- Buttermilk Cinnabon cake
- Almond cranberry chicken salad finger sandwiches
- Cheddar rosemary mini scones
- Oatmeal raisin walnut cookies
- Black and blueberries
- Honey citron tea
- Various other teas and coffees
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Cucumber Finger Sandwiches
I felt as if I were in a quaint restaurant. Jamila turned our meeting into an elegant tea time. The idea of tea time in the United States has taken on a lot more popularity. Lots of hotels in major cities in the U.S. are starting to advertise this activity, dare I say event, more frequently and with even more delicious detail.
Teas can happen any day of the week and they’re even perfect for afternoon office bonding or book club meetings. This was my first High-Tea and it certainly will not be the last.
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