There were quite a few people there--maybe 50 to 60 or so would be my guess.
Each table had a sponsor who provided the dishes, linens, and decorations for that table.
(see the pretty sea shells on a blue "ocean" below that gorgeous flower arrangement?)
Here is the table my mother and I sat at:
Below are a couple of others. Unfortunately, we were a bit late, so people had already gotten up to get food and I didn't have a chance to take many pictures of the tables, although I did sneak in a couple:
Now on to the best part: Food!
(I love the flip flop menu!)
Food was set out buffet style, with tropical touches of course!
(Starting to the right and going counterclockwise, Hawaiian Delights (pineapple, walnut, and cream cheese on raisin bread), Shrimp salad in phyllo cups (bonus savory not listed on the menu), and kau'kama rounds (cucumber)
(Isn't that a cute flip flop pick for the pulled pork sandwich? The last savory is the Maui picks, with pineapple and kielbasa).
I always seem to skip over the tea though! We were served three: Ginger peach, Pineapple green tea, and Lady Earl Grey.
Now on to dessert!
Peanut butter sandals (so cute!)
Finally, brownies. A bit of icing forms an ocean, and lovely umbrellas!
One more picture because the display was so pretty, especially the pineapple flower arrangement.
Now, not only did we enjoy all that delicious food, one of the ladies brought vintage teacups and, if you had a sticker on the bottom of your place setting, you could choose one to take home! I got the lovely handpainted Adderley teacup and saucer set.
I'm joining these tea parties:
Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea
Rose Chintz Cottage's Tuesday