Join In The Fun! Join In The September 2018 Tea Party!

“What better way to suggest friendliness – and to create it – than with a cup of tea?” -J. Grayson Luttrell

Aloha, charming WordPressers!

I’m delighted to announce you that The Little Mermaid is hosting her third monthly tea party on her website. What? A tea party? On WordPress? When? How? For whom? Alright..alright…take it easy. I’m coming on to your questions.

Classically, a ‘tea party’ makes one think of superiorly elegant and elaborate affairs of the Victorian times. It also conjures up images of fluffy scones, flavoursome muffins, Devonshire Cream and dainty sandwiches served on fine silver or deluxe bone china. Still, the elemental part of a tea party remains the affable exchange of dialogue among the invitees. Almost indistinguishably, the tea party that I am organizing is an online social event hosted in honour of bloggers, that is US! Blogging is most enjoyable when it is done interactively. The tea party, therefore, is an ideal occasion for socialising and making, as well as maintaining the acquaintance of those in the blogosphere. It is a chance to truly relax and to take some time to recharge one’s batteries by engaging in a light-hearted conversation, to be with friends and simply delight in each other’s company.

While the first tea party was open-ended, subsequent ones will be topical.
This month’s theme is:

FOOD

Feel free to talk about anything related to food. What’s your favorite food? Do you like cuisine from other countries? If yes, which do you like the most? How important is a healthy diet to you? What national dishes from your country would you recommend to the world?

The August 2018 tea party begins today and will close on the 31st. Make sure that you share a blog post round to the subject as a comment and allure bloggers to read you. As for newcomers out there-grab the golden opportunity to let your freak flag fly by sharing your first post with a huge gathering. Aren’t you excited?

Now that you’re in, it is noteworthy to mention that along with tea and cups, tea parties bring to the table certain etiquettes in the bargain that must be followed to make it more respectful and all the more interesting. Not only does this process make the tea party an entertaining one for everyone involved, it also makes coordination a lot easier.

So, let’s check out the guidelines below.

-Etiquette Number 1- Introduce yourself.

Introduce yourself, your blog or even your latest post to the community in such a way that it encourages others to converse with you. Avoid posting just a link as a comment which looks rude and spammy. Be polite.

-Etiquette Number 2- Mix and mingle.

Tea is a communal experience and there it requires that you meet and greet at least some of the other wonderful people in attendance. Participate by actively reading others’ comments and visiting their links/sites.

-Etiquette Number 3- Share & reblog the most recent tea party.

The purpose of the event is to create a platform where everyone benefits from real diversity of thought; and for that we need to find people who genuinely hold different views and invite them into the conversation. So, please spread the word in the blogosphere through reblogs.

It’s a sure thing that the tea party ritual punctuates our day with precious, refreshing pauses. Perhaps that is the true gift of a teatime celebration: it fills our cups with joy, warmth and friendship. May the echo of the teacup’s message be heard not only at special functions, but anytime friends come together, both in the virtual world and in reality.

With love,

The Little Mermaid

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Author: The Little Mermaid

My soul is an enthralling mystery, delicately concocted with some chaos and a little glee.

130 thoughts on “Join In The Fun! Join In The September 2018 Tea Party!”

  1. Mi Sirenita, WHY 😭 did I just get this today? I think WordPress doesn’t like me much. I’d invite tou to a teaparty of our own, but I don’t know how. Feeling pathetic, but sending XOXOX, Rich

    1. Better late than never Rich. My name is Darnell and I’m enjoying these parties. I suggest mingle around and get ideas. That’s what I’m doing so I can host a great tea party like this one. Keeping with the theme of the party, Spaghetti and meatballs is my favorite food.

      1. Hi, Darnell. I’m a relatively new blogger, and I first want to thank The Little Mermaid for this creative meet and mingle opportunity. One of my favorite dinners is wild salmon as my husband makes it—with honey, garlic, and ginger—accompanied by a sweet potato and lovely salad. I mention it in my post “Backstage in My Blog World,” written quickly to explain what happened when I realized that my non-techie self had posted a title—but no text. I invite you all to visit me at https://annieasksyou.com. And feel free to laugh at/with me at my early errors as I began my technojourney. Cheers!

    1. Sandwiches and pizza are something I’m loving as well!!!! What kind of pizza are you into? I really like bacon and pineapple pizza but people find it weird..??

      1. Hi Gianna! I love all kinds of pizza. I would think bacon and pineapple would be awesome. Salty & Sweet is a combo I adore. It’s much shorter to list pizza I don’t enjoy…anything with anchovies and that thin crust that is more like a cracker–hate that. Nice to meet you. I’m heading over to check out your blog now.

        1. Agreed!! Some people hate pineapple on their pizza but I just adore it. Nice to meet you as well. Thank you for checking out my blog, I’ll head over to your as well!

      2. Hi Giana, I love pizza 🍕 pepperoni is my favourite on a thin crust to share with friends, and garlic buttered pizza to share as a starter. I prefer savoury to sweet but I’d try a slice of your bacon and pineapple 🍍

        1. Hi Charlotte!! I absolutely love garlic buttered pizza, it’s so delicious!! Glad you’re up to trying it out!! I’m not much more thin crusts but I’ll definitely give it a go!

    2. Nice to meet you Allie. My name is Darnell and I love Cuban sandwiches. The combo of roast pork, glazed ham and swiss cheese on grilled bread is awesome! I checked out your blog. Very nice!

      1. Hi Darnell, nice to meet you, too. You know, I’ve never tried a Cuban sandwich! I only recently started eating beef and pork, so I have a lot of catching up to do in the food world. It sounds delicious! I’m heading to your blog now to check it out.

  2. I’m Dracul Van Helsing.

    I write an on-line vampire novel on my blog as is fitting for someone with my name.

    I generally write and post a chapter each day.

    Although occasionally I’ll write and post a haiku, poem, short story or movie review.

    My vampire novel might be considered a mixture of dark humour, international intrigue, satire and geopolitics mixed in with the occult and supernatural forces.

    On the subject of food, one of the things I miss most about living in the City of Vancouver where I lived for four years is the number of Asian restaurants as is fitting for a Pacific rim coastal city.

    When I lived there, I don’t think I ever ate what might be considered typical Canadian food.

    I always ate Asian – whether it was Indian, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai or Japanese.

    I think my favourite was a tie between Indian, Korean and Vietnamese.

    I actually think I prefer Asian to Canadian food having lived there.

    Here’s the link to my blog:

    https://draculvanhelsing.wordpress.com

  3. Look me up on harbenpost.
    I write once a week on various topics. Running a lot on politics lately. That seems to be the thing of most interest and importance these days. Sometimes talk about mental health issues or about North Georgia or Appalachia.

  4. Hello again everybody. This is my third “Tea Party” and I must admit they are quite enjoyable. I must say that I’ve met so many new and interesting bloggers sharing a wealth of information and insight on a host of topics.

    My blog is entitled “justabitfurther” and chronicles the outdoor adventures that my wife and I have completed over the past number of years. One real and special component of our blog is the section “Thoughts From the Wilderness” which is my view of life, living and it’s inherent struggles and coping issues as seen through a lens of the outdoor

    One of my favourite foods is fresh seafood. It has to fresh that day. When we visit Prince Edward Island in Canada, nothing like eating fresh mussels, clams, ocean-fresh fish caught that morning.

    This is my latest blog post dealing with living exposed. What happens when we show the world our true self? What happens to us?

    https://justabitfurther.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/thoughts-from-the-wilderness-living-exposed/

    1. Your blog is really interesting and full of wisdom. And I love seafood as well! My favourite is probably prawns. Actually scallops too!

  5. Since I got this post 9/1/2018 I’m going with it. I’m a trained chef, but am not cooking professionally now. I like using Asian and south-east Asian ingredients with western European techniques. Like a fettucini with shrimp and red peppers and a green curry sauce. I am very interested now in the ketogenic diet lots of protein and fat and low carbs- I am finding that I am sensitive to gluten so American Pizza is troublesome. I am also interested in learning more about Indian cuisine…Food from the US I would have to say we have some delicious apples
    the Honeycrisp is amazing and was developed here in Minnesota and an even rarer find is the Fireside apple

  6. My name is Ellie. I am so excited about your tea parties. I actually entertain with real tea parties – it’s a hobby!
    I would invite you all over for tea, but I don’t think my house could hold everyone!
    I am a retired special education teacher, and I have a blog about Authentic teaching, and ironically one of the first Authentic things I did years ago was hold tea parties with the kids I taught. This was a great Authentic way to teach manners.
    Looking forward to this month’s tea theme!
    Ellie
    The-Educational-Journey.com

  7. Sorry I’m late to the party, great idea 💡 👍🏻. My favourite food is chicken roast dinner with Yorkshire pudding, gravy, 3 vegetables, mashed and a couple of roast potatoes, absolutely delightful. However, a close second is a mixed grill for brunch (mid-way between breakfast and lunch), 2 thin sausage grilled, back bacon 🥓, eggs (poached or scrambled), mushrooms grilled with the sausage, and a grilled tomato, sometimes beans, fried bread or toast if I’m trying to stay healthy just yummy nom nom. Feeling hungry now!

  8. I stepped in briefly but failed to observe the proper etiquette, a failure for which I most sincerely apologize. (And I mean that…really!) I am Steve, the keeper in general of The Sardonic Chicken. (www.sardonicchicken.com) Our motto is “Free Range, Free Thought.” And I say “keeper in general” as others on our little farm post to the site. The “others” include a couple of chickens, a horse, a bird dog, and a cat. The bird dog cusses a bit, so I guess I have to apologize for that also. She has promised to work on it.

    Our most recent post attempts to reconcile Karl Mark’s view of religion with American Football. The post was inspired (bold use of the word there) by one of the hens impersonating the Heisman Trophy.

    As for food, I am all about toasted pound cake. Pound cake is my speciality, largely owing to the fact one can’t really mess up making a pound cake. Its sort of like scrambled eggs. But toast it a little and serve with some hot tea…good stuff. As far as the tea goes I am all about Irish Breakfast in the morning, and a Japanese Sencha in the afternoon. I like to drizzle honey in the bottom of the cup.

    And thanks to the Little Mermaid for hosting the Tea Party!

      1. Just barely cover the bottom of the cup. Then the hot water…then the sachet…or the tea..however you do it. If you can find sourwood honey…yum.

  9. The cheetah and I are here once again for the Tea Party. We enjoyed ourselves so much that once we decided to make the rounds and enjoy some new company. We welcome anyone to drop on by The Inner Circle and say “hello”.

  10. Tea Party..Ok.. I’m going to make a wonderful cup of tea.. Harney and Sons.. Flavor – Paris.. It’s wonderful! Then going to have lox and cream cheese on toast. This food topic has inspired me to write a food themed blog. Give me a few days to write this and then come check it out! Thank you for the inspiration!!
    The-educational-journey.com

  11. Greetings, Little Mermaid and fellow sippers. At JOY Journal HQ (a very old house in Appalachia) we are all about watermelon today. It is crazy hot for September — in the mid 90s F — but the watermelon is still good. One is cut up and chilling right now for tonight’s dinner. Blessings all around!

    1. I think I have caught the same cold/sore throat nasty as my manager. She was coughing all day when I last worked with her.
      I am going to try your Feel Better Tea recipe. Beautiful posts Nora.

  12. Although late, this is the second tea party by The Little Mermaid for which I’m returning. I’m Patrick. My blog includes the post-https://bit.ly/2wTpVQf

    1. Enjoyed looking through your posts Chiru…some are certainly very inspiring…remarkable in fact!
      Your post about mistakes was very interesting. Some very regrettable decisions amongst them!

  13. Hello everybody, I am Ortensia,well I am not really as it a pen name but I love it so much. I have an incredible sweet tooth that is not at all a good friend for my waistline but that’s life isn’t it🤷🏻‍♀️
    I love coffee and tea too but o lay hot,even in the heat I can’t drink iced tea.

    My blog is a collection of very Ordinary day by day adventure I tend to look at with some sense of humor even if lately I am struggling to catch up with reading posts (and in fearless even with writing them) because I’m focusing on my book…..I didn’t intent to pre advertise but I’ve been told that if I say it I’m writing it I’ll be force to keep my head down and work on it …😀

    Have a great Sunday you all .

  14. Thank you for the tea party invite, Urvashi! My name is Jennifer Guerrero and my blog is The Not So Starving Artist. I should be painting, but the kitchen keeps pulling me back in! 😀 I’d like to share a holiday favorite in our family, Pastelitos. They are a rich Cuban pastry with a savory filling and a sweet, glorious crust. https://jenniferguerrero.com/2018/01/03/jens-pastelitos-rich-cuban-pastries-with-a-savory-meat-filling-and-a-sweet-crust-mmmmmmm/

      1. Thank you, CrushedCaramel! It was way better than our usual camp fare! I love your site, too! The “Karaoke Queen” post was a fun read. Cameron Diaz was my hero in that scene. I’m totally tone deaf. It sounds like you totally owned having a great karaoke time! xoxo ~ Jen

  15. Reblogged this on findingenvirons and commented:
    From what I’ve seen of The Little Mermaid, this is her third tea party on WordPress and the second one I’m joining. Her tea parties last all month, from the first day of the month to the last.

  16. This is a truly excellent idea. A community of people reaching out and supporting each other. I’ve been impressed with the variety of views…… and we all have different tastes from vegans to carnivores. My next door neighbor is 92 and I mentioned to him that my wife and I usually had salad and a meat dish for supper. His response was yuck , salad, I’m a meat and potatoes man and I still dip my bread in the bacon grease.

  17. What a fun idea! I like a lot of the suggestions above, particularly the peach liqueur. 🙂
    I am Theresa from NationalParkswithT. My blog is more of a travel guide to US public lands and historic place, so I don’t really have any recipes to share. I do however have this post on Fort Vancouver in Washington State with some images of the lovely table settings (imagine your favorite meal there)…this was an outpost for the Hudson Bay Trading company,
    https://nationalparkswitht.com/2018/07/23/fort-vancouver-national-historic-site/

  18. My name is Freddy. I write a financial independence blog but have a series on there called good eats for cheap. i’m based in the United States and cook every chance i get from high end to trailer park dishes but they’re all from scratch and i like to think i know what i’m doing by age 50. my latest food post is fusion between English muffins and burritos. here it is. https://freddysmidlap.com/2018/09/10/good-eats-for-cheap-5-free-pears-and-muffuritos/

  19. My name is Lauren, I write a Christian encouragement blog. It’s called God help me i… because I want to encourage people in their personal journey with God, and we all need his help. In terms of food, in real life I eat a Ketogenic diet, along with my husband, although getting our five kids to eat this way is in the too hard basket for now, so I cook many styles. I love reading recipes and being inspired to eat healthy food. At the blog I thought I’d encourage you today to Drink Living Water with your meals. http://godhelpmei.com/2018/08/29/drink-living-water

  20. Hello! I was directed to this lovely event by Judy Dykstra-Brown, and since I do enjoy tea, and finding new and interesting blogs, I thought I’d join in! I’m Melanie from “SparksFromACombustibleMind”.
    sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2018/09/14/tea/
    I hope that’s not too ‘spammy’ a comment?

  21. Hey Guys!

    My Name is Shoumik Pinto. My blog name is Random Thoughts. I try to share my thoughts, opinions, stories all in form of entertainment. I have a diverse blog! I am trying to improve my writing skills and learn new stuff as much as I can
    This is the link to my playground
    (http://shoumikpinto.wordpress.com/ )

    Thanks for hosting this. I’m new to blogging and its always pleasure to meet new people😊

  22. How on earth did I miss the post in my WordPress Reader advertising The September Tea-Party???

    I am going to make up for it though I promise, and over the weekend I will read every single comment from other bloggers and look at the posts you have directed our attention to.

    As for me….I have been a busy bee indeed. I have been writing what I am calling the “CUP OF TEA SERIES” or “STORM IN A TEA-CUP”.

    These are a very important series of posts because they are directly related to the them of my site “CRUSHED CARAMEL”…in other words, the situation with Jack and all the rumours and gossip quite literally crushed me. It has been rather taxing emotionally to recall everything that went on before I was the victim of a crime that has changed my life. So…I am so relieved and pleased I have finally been able to tell Caramel’s story.

    https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2018/09/10/would-there-be-another-cup-of-tea/

    When it comes to the theme of this month’s tea-party: FOOD….oh I am a foodie and there is no denying it. For some reason the most popular post I have ever published was a spoof version of a foodie post…it made a few people smile and gave me massive encouragement to keep blogging and work out my own style of writing and formatting my posts:

    Would You Like To Come Over For Supper? (Don’t Be Fooled – This Is Not A Food Blog)

    Good night for now…I will be making a visit to your blog….very soon.

  23. Yay! I think this is my 2nd tea party!

    I’m Drifty and I blog about the things I’m learning as I go about life. Currently trying to sort out a direction, live out my faith, and manage my anxiety.

    As far as food goes, I think my favourite food is macaroni and cheese. What can I say? I’m easy to please when it comes to food. I’m not as adventurous as I think I should be when it comes to other country’s cuisines. I guess my thing is I don’t want to not like it. Ordering food and then disliking it is such a disappointment 😤

  24. I am new here, and pleased to “meet” so many new people at this tea party. My name is Diane and I have been blogging for several years. I came to a standstill for a couple of years while working on a novel, but now I am back at it again. My blog isn’t about food, but I have one post about a supplement I used to take that was made from fruit. It is funny, and I hope you will get a chuckle out of it. I can’t really decide what my favorite food is as I like a lot of things. I do like herbal tea, especially if it has ginger in it. I try to eat healthy meals, buy organic when I can, and steam most of my food. I do fry onions and mushrooms which I really enjoy together. As to meat, when I do eat it, I usually choose chicken or salmon fillet. I steam the salmon with coconut aminos and that makes it quite tasty. Chicken I either roast in the oven or buy a whole BBQ chicken from the grocery store. And I really like fruit. I do enjoy trying foods from other cultures and love Indian food, Nepali food, Chinese food to name a few. Here is my blog post. I hope you will also browse the other posts to see if there is anything that interests you. My main emphasis in my writing is faith in Christ. https://successbmine.wordpress.com/2018/08/23/my-amigo/

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