Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Strawberry Tea 2011

 A Strawberry Tea Party!

This summer all over the UK,
 ladies are having fundraising Strawberry Tea Parties

British ladies are baking, canning and knitting all for the wonderful effort to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.  I love this campaign!  How wonderful...
 tea parties with a cause!

 Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes

For more information, have a look the UK's Breast Cancer Care website

I love their Top Tea Party Tips, Recipes and, of course,
The adorable tea cosy is a free pattern, thanks to knitwear designer Libby Tomey who supports this cause.  Knitters knit up Strawberry Tea Cosies and then raffle them off at Strawberry Teas.  I love this idea! 

I found a delicious recipe for Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes in Cupcakes by Janet Smith.  (Yes, it's even a British cook book.) 
So, now I'm ready for a Strawberry Tea Party!

I do hope this idea takes off here in America...
 for one of our Breast Cancer charities

In the meantime,
 it's a nice reminder to make a donation to one's favorite charity.  

(In the photos:  Emma Bridgewater Hearts Tea Cups and Plates and Blue Toast & Marmalade Teapot.)


Anonymous said...

I wish we lived near each other ! We would have a lot of fun ; thanks for the California tourism info!!!!b

Sarah said...

I love a good cupcake and will keep a lookout for that book! Those pics make me want to set up a summer tea right now, but maybe inside by the AC today as it is so hot and sunny out that the frosting would melt! It is definitely a way we should get into fund raising on this side of the pond.