Welcome to the Fall Edition of the Tea Party Guide Gazette!

November, 2009 Issue #003

The Tea Party Guide Gazette newsletter brings you the latest additions to our website, ideas for the season or holiday close at hand, and a recipe for a seasonal tea party.

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Fall is Here!

Fall is in the air, the leaves are falling and the air gets that fresh crisp smell. We love this time of year! It invokes appreciation of warmth and coziness, friends and family. Share this sense of appreciation with your friends and family with a tea party. It really is a great time to re-coupe and take a breather before the Winter Holidays set in. Once Thanksgiving comes, it is non-stop until after the New Year.

Are you planning a trip to the pumpkin patch or the local fruit orchard for some fresh apple cider? Bring the family home for a nice relaxing tea. All can be prepared so it's ready to sit down to when you come home.

A Lovely Fall Recipe
Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake is a nice addition to your tea tray this Fall. It's easy to prepare and yummy in the tummy! Visit us at Tea Party Guide to find more recipes to round out your tea party menu.

Pound Cake Ingredients:

  • 3 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 c bButter, softened
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 c canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 c milk
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

    Combine sugar and 1 1/2 cups butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding eggs one at a time. Add pumpkin; continue beating until well mixed. On low speed, continue beating, gradually adding flour mixture alternately with 3/4 cup milk, until well mixed.

    Spoon batter into greased and floured 12-cup Bundt® pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

  • 1 1/2c powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbs butter, softened
  • 4 to 6 tsp milk
  • Combine powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons butter and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake.

    Optionally, you can divide the batter into 2 loaf pans. Lessen cooking time to about 40 minutes.

    Come and See What Is New On the Site

    We here at Tea Party Guide are excited to introduce a new section where you can ask your tea party questions and have them answered.

    Some of the early submissions (before we offered this page) can be found here:
    Tea Party Event Ideas for Fundraisers

    Ladies Church High Tea

    Healthy Temperature to Drink Tea

    More Things to do With
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    We have a Twitter account, and would like to have you join us and follow our updates. We post ideas for tea parties, things to do and interesting things we come across.
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    And we also have a Facebook account and would like to hear from you there. Join in and answer some of the opinion questions or start your own discussion. Whether you have questions or have answers, we would love to hear from you. ;-)
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    Thank you for inviting us to share in your plans for your tea parties. Whether they are large all-friends-included tea parties, or solitary comfy teas, we are glad to help and be a part of your plans.

    Sheila, Your Tea Party Guide

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