Wondering what foods to serve at a tea party? Here's 7 of the most popular tea party food ideas!
Tea Party Menu
When planning a tea party, it's important to serve a variety of foods that are both delicious and visually appealing. Here are some traditional and popular items to include on a tea party menu:
Of course, tea is the star of the show at a tea party. Choose a variety of teas to suit your guests' tastes, and make sure to offer both caffeinated and caffeine-free options.
Lemonades or herbal teas are a great option for little girls or those who don't drink caffeine.
Small finger sandwiches with various fillings such as cucumber, salmon, egg salad, chicken salad, or ham and cheese are a classic choice for a tea party.
Scones are a staple of any tea party menu. Serve them with jam and clotted cream for a classic touch.
4. Pastries and cakes
Offer a variety of small pastries and cakes, such as macarons, petit fours, shortbread cookies, and fruit tarts.
You can probably find many of these treats at a local bakery, or use this easy homemade tart recipe!
A bowl of fresh fruit or a fruit salad can add a refreshing touch to the menu.
If you have time, fruit skewers are another fancy way to serve fruit for your afternoon tea!
6. Cheese and crackers
A platter of cheese and crackers is a savory addition to the menu and can balance the sweetness of the other treats.
7. Mints or chocolates
Finally, mints or small chocolates are the perfect sweet treat to finish out the meal.
Remember to display the food in an appealing way, such as on tiered trays or platters, and to provide small plates and napkins for your guests. With a thoughtful selection of foods and beverages, your tea party is sure to be a hit!