Recently I held a little competition and asked which four people you would invite to a tea party at your house.
The comments were diverse… lots of requests for old best friends, mums, British comedy legends and Chrissie Swan. I loved them all! Sure, some people I had to google, but others I nodded along to and a few made me giggle. The comment from Kellie “Third guest is Mark Wahlberg. If he isn’t overly witty or able to hold a conversation, I’d ask him to hush and take his shirt off.” had me LOLing (laughing out loud-ing? whatever) so hard I snorted, and I loved Jasmine’s “Ice Cube – Ice T – Mr. T – Vanilla Ice” so much I decided to send her a prize too.
Oh, and Brad inviting the guys from The Tea Party to his tea party. I grinned at that one.
But the final winner was Gnomeangel with this well-thought-out scenario:
“Do they have to be alive or can they be reanimated for the event? I’m going to go with the reanimated option because I think that might be a little more varied – although I do worry that we’d probably spend most of the tea party talking about how they came to be reanimated and what’s changed with the world and what an iPhone is… but still…
Jane Austen – I’d have to ask her if Colin Firth is what/who she was thinking of when she wrote the character of Mr Darcy. Also I’d want to show her the pond scene (over and over again… the tea party might get a little derailed at this point…)
Oscar Wilde – I’d love to see if he’s as funny in person as he is in his writings and legend. (He may also appreciate seeing the pond scene…)
Stephen Fry – Think it might be interesting to see the reaction he has to coming in contact with Oscar Wilde. Also might make the more intellectual of the party feel like they’ve got someone to talk to while I’m watching the pond scene… (although he might also enjoy said pond scene…) Also he might be able to explain the iPhone better than I would.
Colin Firth – I’d accidentally spill some (cold) tea on him to see if the pond scene is as good in person as it is on the telly.”
You guys are super clever!
So I figure if you missed out on entering, and you want to share who you’d take to tea, go ahead and leave a comment with your top 4. Or if you did enter and missed out on a prize, let me know what you think you might serve at this fancy tea party and I might stalk one of you to send a little gift. I just had such a rad time reading your scenarios and I’m sorry I couldn’t announce you all the winners! Ain’t nothing like a second chance, though. I’ll have a look in a couple of days and choose someone. Also, I noticed a couple of people added their entries to the other post after it was closed, so I’ll count them in too!
Go ahead, I’ve got the kettle on, you bring the guest list.
PS if you’re looking for the recipe for the Cherry Tea Cakes above, you will find them here,along with a peek inside one of my favourite vintage cookbooks. Bloater paste, anyone?