Women in the South love to entertain and Sookie Stackhouse is no exception. Throw a casual but elegant good ole' Southern tea party social.
Transform your backyard into a Southern social garden soiree. Cover your tables with lacy tablecloths. Overflow your table with vases of magnolias, candles, antique dishes, and linen napkins.
For some calming Southern atmosphere play some old songs from the south like the one below. You can find many on iTunes and burn to a cd or play them from your iPod.
Serve up Southern comfort food like homemade buttermilk biscuit sandwiches filled with country ham, pimento cheese, and chicken salad. Sausage balls, fried green tomatoes, grits, potato salad and coleslaw make nice side dishes. Jars of canned pickles provide a crunchy bit of Southern goodness.
Sweet iced tea served up in mason jars provide your guests with a refreshing drink. Provide lemon wedges and mint sprigs to be used as garnish.
Assorted sweets like hummingbird cupcakes, cheesecake bites, pecan pie tarts and peach cobbler served in glass flutes will show your guests just how sweet the South can be.
To get that ole' Southern feeling and have some extra fun, have your guests wear their Southern finest hat. You can give out a prize for the best, biggest or most outrageous hat to be worn at your party.
Show your guests some Southern hospitality by sending them home with a wonderful gift of canned jelly that they can enjoy and remember your party by.
This kind of tea social would make Adele Stackhouse proud!