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Afternoon Tea at The Huntington in Pasadena

Afternoon-Tea-Dessert-The Huntington

If you ever find yourself in Pasadena, California – take a day to visit The Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens. It can keep you captivated for hours and its a great place to meet up with a friend for their Afternoon Tea.

The Huntington was founded by railroad and real estate magnate Henry Edwards Huntington in 1919. The museum and gardens opened to the public in 1928. The room where afternoon tea is served used to be a parlour complete with a bowling alley (which is now the kitchen). I made a visit last month to enjoy their tea service.


Freshly baked scones greeted us at the table accompanied by The Huntington’s famous homemade marmalade (more tart than sweet), clotted cream, berry preserves and butter. We polished off maybe 2-3 scones out of the whole basket and took the rest home to enjoy for a snack later. I loved the chunky texture of the marmalade, but wish it were a bit sweeter. If you do love it, I did see jars available in the garden gift shop. (more…)

A Bridal Shower Tea Party


By: Michelle Anciado-Magno

My sister Katrina has always dreamt of having a tea party bridal shower even before she and her fiance got engaged. Being her older sister and matron of honor, I volunteered of course to organize her bridal shower around her tea party theme.

Designing the Printables – I ended up going with a more laidback and shabby chic tea party feel and started with the colors of 12 digital scrapbook patterns I ordered from Grepic from Etsy with pink English roses with different background colors of coral pink, pale blue and chartreuse green.


Using the digital scrapbook patterns, I designed all the printables from the food labels, favour tags, signages, doily lanterns and buntings, water bottle labels, kraft paper bunting of her name, ‘bridal shower’ and ‘tea party’. (more…)