If you have not heard about the PBS series Downton Abbey, you are missing quite a lot. I am highly fond of the British dramas of the Edwardian period. After some research of the real Downton Abbey, filmed at Highclere Castle, I was surprised to find it was once owned by Earl Carnavon, who helped discover the tomb of King Tut along with Howard Carter. It is quite a small world, I must say.
the fabulous fashion
the evil sister with great hairstyle
gorgeous jewelry abounds
So when I read an article on the NY Times about people having Downton Abbey parties during the show, I thought what a grand idea! You can do it pretty simple and still make it fun. You can read the fabulous article HERE. Now for my little Downton party:
Scones are usually a good idea, you can purchase them at a good grocery store if you feel baking your own is a bit much work
Wonderful creme for your scones, you can also use jelly as well
A soup is nice to serve, we have italian wedding soup brewing on the stove but this is a soup served at one of the many teas we have attended. I love the idea of soup in a tea cup, very elegant and just the right amount.
I made little heart sandwiches with a cookie cutter and ham salad. You can use any type of salad such as egg or chicken or make the famous cucumber sandwiches. Whatever you like is what you should have.
We are also doing a spinach and artichoke dip with wheat crackers
Desserts can be whatever you like really but small is the idea. I cut up some pumpkin and chocolate whoopie pies and some milano cookies in the middle.
Mini cannoli may not have been around in Edwardian England, but maybe in Italy they had some for dessert! Again, whatever you like, I feel you should have. It is all about a fun night to enjoy a fabulous show.
For more on the real Downton Abbey, Lady Almina, take a peek HERE. Are you addicted to the show too? What do you think about having a theme dinner during the show?
Today's Words of Wisdom:
Lady Grantham, the Dowager Countess
"Of course it would happen to a foreigner. No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else's house."
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