The holidays are here and it's time for tea parties! After Thanksgiving, I held two tea parties over two days, one for a baby shower and one for a holiday party with friends. I used the same basic set-up for each tea, but tweaked it to suit the event. For the baby shower, I added some cute paper baby plates to the fine china and splashes of pink to give it a more baby shower feel.
The menu for the baby shower included a mixture of handmade and store bought. I made traditional cucumber tea sandwiches (recipe here) and fig and prosciutto sandwiches (recipe here). For the savory I served pre-made mini quiches and a spinach salad. The sweet selection included sweet potato pie tartlets that I made from a Southern Living recipe, and mini lemon cakes from Costco. I've used the mini lemon cakes for many different events and they are always a big hit.
Once party #1 was done, the table was changed for party #2. Since this was a more basic holiday tea, I kept the set-up simple.
The second tea was potluck and included a number of homemade items from cheese scones (recipe here) to apple and cheese soup (recipe here) to delicious cookies and cupcakes. It was a fun quick change and a great way to kick-off the holiday season.
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