Sea Monster Tea Party Ideas

Dear Marianne Brandon,

I have it upon great authority, or at least the recommendation of one Mr. John Willoughby, that you are the standard for all that a lady should be. As such I was wondering what you would advise for a Sea Monster Tea Party?

My proposed menu would be the following:

  • Clam chowder
  • Oyster crackers
  • Lobster spread
  • Salmon mouse on crackers
  • Saltwater Taffy
  • Starfish sugar cookies

But what flavored tea would you recommend to accompany the spread? Would you suggest any alterations or additions?

I believe invitations with octopi tentacle flourishes would be just the thing. Would you think it over the top to serve the clam chowder in a shell bowl? I can’t decide between subtle accents or blatant theme overload.




Dark Jane Austen Book Club


P.S.  Would any of you dear readers have any suggestions for such a tea party?

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