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Did you guys join in on all the #DotheDownton virtual tea party fun that went down on twitter and facebook last Sunday? There were lots of fun tea party photos posted and fabulous World Market prizes won, but if you missed it don’t worry! There are still photos to be shared and prizes to be won!Let’s start with some of my tea party photos, shall we?This past week, I got to host a fun Downton tea party for some of my favorite ladies. I’m in a monthly Bunco group, and this time around, I gave our Bunco night a little Downton Abbey Tea Party makeover! World Market has lots of exclusive Downton Abbey products in stores now that are perfect for throwing your own tea party or kickstarting your holiday baking.
The main attraction of our Downton Tea Bunco was this pretty table of tea time treats. To create the backdrop I started with a gold table cloth and then layered over a roll of the pretty Downton Abbey wrapping paper available at World Market paper – so easy!
This tea party was the perfect opportunity to bust out my grandma’s china and tea set. To make the centerpiece for my table, I stacked a cake plate with a Wedgewood bowl, a plate, and finally my grandma’s tea pot filled with coral roses.
I love my pretty new Downton Abbey 2-Tier Serving Stand, which I used to serve yummy shortbread at the party. But my very favorite party treat were the scones with lemon curd. You guys – they were so yummy!
SO yummy! Like, I keep thinking about them – that kind of yummy. They may need to make a reappearance for some upcoming special breakfast or holiday entertaining.
Finally, even though this wasn’t a fancy party, I thought it would be fun to give my guests a little bit of Downton flair to wear for the party, so everyone got to pick up a strand of pearls on their way in.
A string of pearls later, and we all felt just like Lady Mary. Well… kind of. Anyway – we had a great time with our little Downton tea party, and the good news is thanks to World Market you can win some amazing prizes to give you your own taste of the Downton experience.
First off is the Downton Abbey Sweepstakes! The grand prize package is a trip for two to London, a private tour of Highclere Castle (where Downton is filmed), and a $1,000 World Market gift card!! Now, that would be a Merry Christmas! Plus, three first prize winners will receive a $500 World Market gift card. Yeah – that’s pretty awesome. The sweepstakes ends 12/26, so hurry over to enter!
And there’s even more goodies to win! How about all of these amazing Downton Abbey World Market products?
Two lucky winners will receive prize packages valued at $237.27 including a Downton Abbey Teapot, Downton Abbey Teacups and Saucers (set of 4), Downton Abbey Plates (set of 4), Downton Abbey 2-Tier Serving Stand, Walkers Luxury Assorted Shortbread Tin (21 oz.), Republic of Tea Downton Abbey “Downton Estate Blend” Tea Tin, Downton Abbey Wrapping Paper, Downton Abbey Blackcurrant Jam, Downton Abbey Christmas Preserves, Downton Abbey Lemon Curd, Downton Abbey Napkins, Notecards, Mrs. Patmore DA Apron, Downton Abbey Tea Towel, and Downton Abbey Gift Bags.
Phew – that’s a lot of great stuff! You could definitely host a perfect tea party with that loot! Ready to enter? The giveaway runs from 12/7 to 12/26. Good luck!