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Tea Party Food Afternoon Tea Ideas

Make a English afternoon tea gift box or select from our English tea party treats to have your own tea party with some gourmet English teas.

Afternoon Tea Party Ideas

Planning your afternoon tea party need not be complicated or stressful. While there are many traditions associated with afternoon tea, there is actually a great deal of flexibility and room for innovation.
A traditional afternoon tea menu will include three courses: scones, tea sandwiches, and sweets. Broaden these categories of tea party foods, and you'll find there's many ways to put your personal stamp on your event. Of course, there's also nothing wrong with a classic approach!
For an updated variation on a tea party ideas include anything from picking a regional theme to building the menu around a particular ingredient. For example, green tea can be incorporated into baked goods as well as being used as a beverage. You can also take the traditional structure of an afternoon tea menu and substitute uncommon selections within each course. Dietary restrictions, such as a guest who is gluten-intolerant or has other food allergies, are an opportunity for creativity.
Instead of scones, try small muffins or a lemon poppy seed tea cake. For the savory course, make mini quiches without the crust or add some flair to your tea sandwiches with unusual condiments.

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