Mother’s Day Tea Party | Feat. A yummy spread & recipes!


Hi loves!

I realized, that I never made a blog post about our Mothers Day celebration we had at my home (but it’s better late then never right?). I invited my mom and dad over for Mothers Day and I knew I wanted to do something different then the typical ‘bengali styled lunch’ which usually includes, biryani, a cucumber salad, some raita and another dish consisting of veggies or meat. I wanted to do something different, that I know she would appreciate.. so I whipped together a really cute Indigo/Kate Spade/Stephanie Sterjovski inspired tea party.

The spread included, delicate cucumber sandwiches, a cantaloupe boat with fresh black berries and mint, mini quiches, samosa’s, veggie pin wheels, a special blueberry & watermelon juice and of course, tea! You wont believe how simple each of the dishes were to make and you’ll find that the common ingredients are: cream cheese, dill, mint and fruit. What I like about this spread was that I was able to do use one ingredient on a couple different items which made my life and grocery list inexpensive and easy.


For the recipes of each dish, please see below 🙂


Cucumber Sandwiches:
1. White bread
2. Cream Cheese (softened)
3. Dill
4. Cucumbers
5. Salt & Pepper

Cucumber sandwiches are super easy, tasty and delicate. All you do is spread cream cheese (make sure its softened!) on both slices of bread. Sprinkle each side with some fresh dill, salt and pepper. After slicing some thin cucumbers (and letting them soak out their water on a kitchen paper towel), neatly distribute them on one slice of the bread. Put both sides together and cut off the crust using a serrated knife. (These sandwiches were a huge hit, especially with my dad! lol)


Cantaloupe Boat:
1. Cantaloupe
2. Berries of your choice (I used blackberries)
3. Mint
4. Icing sugar or regular sugar

This is a super easy dish and only takes a few minutes to make. I made it the night before and just refrigerated it over night. First, cut your cantaloupe into slices and present them on a platter. Grab some berries of your choice and place them nicely around and in between the cantaloupe. Next, slice up some fresh mint from your garden and sprinkle over top. Lastly (and you want to do this moments before you serve the item) – dust over some icing sugar which will give your fruit platter a beautiful touch. I unfortunately did this the night before, and my icing sugar dissolved.


Mini Quiches:
1. Phyllo Dough (1 box)
2. 12 Eggs (Feel free to use less)
3. A dash of heavy cream
4. Mozzarella Cheese
5. Chives
6. Sour cream
7. Lemon Zest
8. Dill

They sound fancy, but trust me it was the EASIEST dish to make (also made the night before). In a bowl, mix together your eggs, heavy cream and salt and pepper – whip it up and leave it aside for a moment. Using a cupcake tray, line your THAWED phyllo dough and make little cups. Fill the bottom of each cup with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and then transfer your egg mixture into each cup, sprinkling a handful of chives on top. Now bake at 375 for about 15 minutes or until the eggs are golden brown and puffed up. While this is cooling, in another bowl whisk together about a cup of sour cream, the zest of one lemon and a handful of dill. Once your eggs are out of the oven and have cooled, apply a doll up of the sour cream mixture on top and garnish with some fresh dill. VOILA!

Pin Wheels:
1. Colorful tortilla bread
2. Softened Cream Cheese
3. A variety of veggies (I used red/green/yellow peppers and onions)
4. Salt & Pepper

Spread softened cream cheese on your tortilla bread. Sprinkle your favorite veggies on top and add salt and pepper. Roll very tightly and cover with aluminum foil (or you can cut it into pieces and serve right away). I covered it with the foil, put it in the fridge and cut it into bite size pieces in the morning.

As for the samosa’s, they were bought but absolutely delicious and added that bengali touch to the tea party. Additionally, I just grabbed some blueberry watermelon fruitopia and added frozen fruits and lots of ice for a cool, cold drink. I hope you guys enjoyed the recipes and pictures!




Thank you so much for reading!



Recipe: Home Made Scones

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Happy Wednesday! We are half way through the week. Last weekend I decided to make some yummy scones for a little tea party that I had with my girlfriends. I was inspired by the fun afternoon tea sessions I had with my husband on our recent trip to the Bahamas. This recipe was very simple, easy and hardly a mess… in fact you probably have all the ingredients sitting at home right now! I kept them fresh by placing them on top of a piece of parchment paper in a cute little jar that I bought from Pier1! A lot of you have been asking for the recipe so I figured I would make a blog post about it. Remember, that you can always alternate the recipe by adding items you like such as dried fruits, chocolate chips or even cheese! I wanted a semi sweet scone to compliment the other desserts we were going to have so I only added sugar. Check out the recipe below and let me know how your scones turn out!

You will need:

1. 1 cup of sour cream
2. 1 teaspoon of baking soda
3. 4 cups of all-purpose flour
4. 1 cup of white sugar
5. 2 teaspoons baking powder
6. 1 teaspoon of salt
7. 1 cup of butter (cold)
8. 1 egg


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet
2. In a bowl, pour in your sour cream and baking soda then set it aside until later
3. Grab a large bowl and add in your: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in your cold butter (which you should have previously cut up into little cubes)
4. Add in your sour cream mixture and egg
5. Start mixing and kneading with your hands (remember not to over mix – once it is mixed just stop)
6. Roll out your dough and grab a cookie cutter (I used a basic circle) and cut into pieces
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Turn the tray around half way through the baking process and keep checking up on it
8. Let it cool on a cooling rack and then put them in a tight container or jar that keeps them fresh
9. Serve with a side of whipped cream or jam and voila!