It's the first day of Spring and we are having a historic warm spell here in Ontario! It has been exciting to see our garden in blossom in MARCH! Here are our first spring flowers, crocuses.
We thought that a fun way to welcome in Spring would be to have an Anne of Green Gables tea party. I just read the book to Evie and her cousin Cassidy over the last month and a half. The girls loved it and were the perfect ages to read the book too. The giggled their way through the whole thing.
We started preparations a few weeks ago. Cassidy and Evie did some baking together and we froze it for the day of the party. We wanted to have a four course tea party as suggested in the Anne treasury book that we have.
The Anne of Green Gables cook book also had a recipe for Raspberry Cordial so we made that too! If you remember from the book, the cordial is what Anne was supposed to serve to her bosom friend, Diana. However, she accidentally served her red currant wine and the tea party was cut short because Diana became drunk!
I found this vintage Anne pop up book at a thrift store yesterday:)
Evie baked the biscuits all by herself this morning. She wasn't sure how she'd like biscuits as she's never tried them before but she quickly became a fan:)
My mom made the fruit cake this morning. Did you know that in the past, fruit cake was made in the fall and was placed in the pantry and served all winter because it kept well? That way there was always something to serve to unexpected company. The fruit cake my mom made was great, it tasted much better than the typical fruit cakes one might have at Christmas (yuck!).
We made the Maritime Gingersnaps from the Anne cook book. They didn't have sugar and were quite potent! No one liked them:)
Caylee, Reese, Cassidy, Evie, Zoe and Eden!
My baby nephew, Maddox made a very cute Gilbert!
Elijah made a very cute Gilbert, too!
Aren't they all "divinely beautiful" ??!!