Here are my tea party food ideas for you. Planning a simple yet elegant feast? A tea party, though very European, is putting America in a frenzy of late. Think about prim and proper ladies with their hair set in glamorous fascinators set in Alice-in-Wonderland-esque room where vintage items from tea cups to dishware abound. But do you know what’s best about organizing your own tea party? Sticking to your own budget plan and favorite finger foods, of course!
Whether celebrating Mother’s Day or simply organizing a get-together with friends or work colleagues, these tea party food ideas will definitely add some kick to the prepared feast.
Discover top seven tea party food ideas:
A tea party is not a tea party per se without teacakes. These round and flat bread-like cakes are staple on each and every tea party. Containing raisins or dried fruit, they are often toasted and smothered with butter. An apricot jam may also be glazed on it then, paired with soothing chamomile or green tea.
One of the most popular tea party food ideas are scones. Slightly drier than your usual biscuit, it is often clotted with butter, jam or cheese and consumed with hot tea. Scones are often made of barley or wheat. Today, oatmeal are also making a huge frenzy among fitness enthusiasts. Best eaten fresh, you may also whip a batch, freeze them and then, defrost in low-heat oven. Serve with a jam and hot organic extra-strong black tea.
Add some fun to your tea party with some biscuits. If you are familiar with the Brits idiosyncratic way of eating biscuits with tea then, you should know by now that “dunking” biscuits is considered a mastered art in terms of culinary culture. Simply finger a ginger nut biscuit or a shortbread and take inspiration from your childhood days by dunking it into a simmering hot tea.
For many cold tea lovers, bite-sized sandwiches are a must-have. From cucumber fillings to tomatoes, ham, smoked salmon, chicken curry, cheese, liver or fish paste, egg salad, fresh fruit jam, and so on, these tea sandwiches take minimal effort to prepare. Simply prepare preferred fillings and then, cut out wheat or white bread into different shapes to add sass to your tea party food presentation. Cover them in a sheet of wax paper then, top it off with a damp kitchen towel– and voila! No more soggy sandwiches.
Infuse some Parisian glam to your tea party by adding bite-sized pastries. From mini eclairs to tartlets, millefeuilles, macaroons, choux buns, truffles, caramels, creme brulee, and so on, the list can easily titillate the senses to any tea party goer.
Petit Fours (Mini Cakes)
Another popular tea party food idea is petit fours or mini-cakes. Instead of making layer upon layer of one’s favorite cake, do so with individualized portions. You can have it glazed or salted or dried. Design with icing or smothered with fillings then, paired with hot or cold tea– all depending on the season or the weather of the day.
Mini-Muffins and Mini-Cupcakes
As there are mini-cakes, the era of mini-cupcakes and mini-muffins are also on the move. Cute and appetizing, these bite-sized sensations are so irresistible. Simply bake the base and top it off with your favorite icing then, pair with organic matcha green tea to celebrate the good life.
Anything You Can Think Of
There is just no limit to tea party food ideas! While there are no rules set to preparing what foods to offer, it is a known standard to serve bite-sized items which guests can easily hold with their fingers. A tiered cake stand can hold petit fours, eclairs, mini-cupckaes, and other tasty desserts along with platters of biscuits, tiramisu, brownies, and fruit bars. Of course, you may also serve sushi and maki if you opt for a Japanese-themed tea party. The key takeaway however, rests on what tea you serve, it being the core item on the party menu. Cheers!
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