Spring is such a lovely time of year. If you are planning on having a spring tea party, the menu options are endless. Certainly you don’t have to have a lot of money to plan a fancy tea party like the one’s at the Ritz London.
There are things that you have in your home right now that can serve as a canvas for a fancy spring tea party. Here’s what you’ll need:
Offer two to three types of crustless sandwiches to your tea party guests. Cucumber and dill sandwiches and turkey sandwiches are traditional fare but how about serving your guests curry chicken salad and egg salad sandwiches. I served these sandwiches at a recent party and they were both a hit!
Bread and non-bread eaters alike will love noshing on crab and avocado deviled eggs.
Tea biscuits, wafer cookies and coconut macaroons make good cookie choices for a tea party. You can pick your favorite cupcakes from a local bakery and cake tortes and apple tarts never go out of style. Remember, you don’t necessarily have to make these things yourself, unless of course you want to.
Tip: Offer guests a sweet sandwich option such as this Nutella and whipped cream cheese sandwiches. This is especially great if children will be in attendance.
What is a tea party without tea? Have a few options available for guest to choose from. Black tea, green tea and a herbal variety are a good place to start. Make sure to have sweeteners like honey, white and brown sugar and sugar substitutes available as well. As odd as this may seem, not all guests at your tea party will be hot tea drinkers…I’ve seen this first hand. Be certain to have a chilled beverages such as this blueberry thyme lemonade or even an iced sweetened tea for those guests to make sure your tea party is a sweet success.
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Mrs. Sarah Coller
I love these tea party ideas! I was in England this past fall and all these treats make me want to go back! I’d love for you to come link up at my homemaking party, if you’d like. I found you at MamaBuzz.
Mrs. Sarah Coller
Hi Sarah! I really miss the scones. 🙂
I’ve served hot tea with lemon slices but I haven’t really thought of serving it with lime. Your beautiful photo makes me think I should consider it though!
Susan, I took that photo on a recent trip to Mexico at the resort. Lime is used more often in Mexican and Caribbean cooking than American. I wish I was the one that came up with that. 🙂 I just took the photo. The other photos are from a recent tea party I hosted though.
Andrea Giang | Cooking with a Wallflower
I love afternoon tea parties. These ideas are all great. And I can’t wait to try some the different tea sandwich ideas.
I certainly do hope that you get to try them. Tea parties are so relaxing…once you actually stop planning it and drinking the tea. 🙂