We had ourselves a little tea party last week. And it was so much fun! We were inspired by World Market’s new line of Downton Abbey tea party stuff which is so cute, and since World Market threw a virtual tea party last Sunday, we decided it would be fun to do our own!
My sister-in-law and I put this together. She is kind of an herbal tea aficionado, since we don’t drink ‘real’ tea in our religion. But we do enjoy peppermint and hibiscus tea, which is what she made. It’s so soothing. We invited our daughters to our tea party and had a little mother-daughter celebration.
I went to World Market and purchased a few of the Downton Abbey items–this beautiful teapot, the organic scone mix, and these delectable jellies and jams (Blackcurrant jam and Lemon curd.) We decided to use my sister-in-law’s teacups, since they are just so adorable and tiny. She made the tea and I made the scones. The scone mix was easy to make and turned out delicious! I’ve never had scones that weren’t fried before so having them baked was a nice alternative.
We sat down to our little tea party, which she hosted since my house is a moving-zone disaster right now. We drank the tea and ate our scones with the jam and lemon curd. This was the first time I’d had lemon curd and it was so awesome!! It tastes like a lemon filled donut. I even got some more scone mix so I can eat the lemon curd again. It’s mouth-watering good. The tea was great as well and I might start drinking it more before bed. It is seriously so calming. If you drink black tea, World Market also offers Downton Abbey exclusive black tea.
…and we each took a picture of us ‘doing the Downton’ which we posted on Instagram to participate in the virtual tea party. Pinkies up!
Want to host your own Downton Abbey tea party? You can win all these items in the giveaway below! It includes a Downton Abbey Teapot, Downton Abbey Teacups and Saucers (set of 4), Downton Abbey Plates (set of 4), Downton Abbey 2-tier serving Stand, Walkers Luxury Assorted Shortbread Tin (21oz), Republic of Tea Downton Abbey “Downton Estate Blend” Tea Tin, Downton Abbey Wrapping Paper, Downton Abbey Blackcurrent Jam, Downton Abbey Christmas Preserves, Downton Abbey Lemon Curd, Downton Abbey Napkins, Notecards, Mrs. Patmore DA Apron, Downton Abbey Tea Towel, & Downton Abbey Gifts Bags! Whew!
Don’t forget about the fabulous World Market Downton Abbey sweepstakes! You can win a trip to London, England and get a private tour of where Downton Abbey is filmed–Highclere Castle. You can visit the set of Downton Abbey and on top of all that, get a $1000 gift card to World Market! How’s that for starting the new year? That would be amazing. Plus, three first prize winners will get a $500 World Market gift card.
This post was sponsored by World Market. All opinions are my own.