(Closed) Tea party reception

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
Member
2518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think your list is pretty comprehensive for a tea party theme. The only item I don’t see, & might expect, is pastries & cheeses- Are you doing min tea sandwiches with the different salads- those mini sandwiches are my favorite part of tea time!

Post # 6
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5227 posts
Bee Keeper

OMG you can tell I’ve been too into the upcoming Presidential election because my first thought was that this thread was going to be about Ron Paul or Sarah Palin!!! * facepalm*

But it sounds lovely.. Especially the cupcakes! 

Post # 8
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1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When I think tea party, I think hot tea with scones and cream. 

But I think your menu sounds lovely… maybe add some rolls or baguettes? And instead of just pimento cheese, maybe a cheese plate with a couple other varieties?

Post # 9
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Scones? Mini croissants? Mini cucumber sandwiches? Biscuits and jam?

Post # 10
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857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My only heads up would be to get rid of the veggie pizzas and do a veggie tray. Gluten allergies are rampant, and even if people are eating sandwiches, they may want a little veggie on the side. Additionally, pizzas dont really fit in with the other food you’re serving.

Post # 12
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45386 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think pizza is a substitiute for fresh vegetables-delicious,but not a substitute.I would include a tray of crudites for those who are trying to eat more healthy and vegans.

What are you referring to when you say “Edible Arrangement”?  fruit? vegetables?

Post # 13
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456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My mom is throwing me a tea party bridal shower. Heres an idea, we are doing a nice little bar where guest will make their own sandwich. Like a cold tray with different types of meat and cheese and a basket with the rolls or the sandwich buns. The meats will have to be on something chilled. But you can make it look nice and have tongs so they dont have to touch anything.

Also, seems like you need more of a variety of things. tea parties usually have a variety of many types of bite size sweets and different types of savory things as well. I was thinking more of a variety of the types of little pastries like scones, cookies, and other sweets. Or many different type appetizer things as well. Give them a lot of different things to try. That’s what we are doing

Here are some good recipes.

http://www.southernliving.com/food/entertaining/tea-party-recipes-00417000072555/page15.html

Post # 14
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237 posts
Helper bee

Do sandwiches? I know you wrote you’re doing them days ahead and don’t want them to be soggy but watch this episode of Good Eats (http://www.foodnetwork.com/good-eats/sandwich-craft/index.html)

It actually calls for the sandwich sitting over night to let the flavors meld. You could fill a long French baguette and then just slice it into thinnish sandwiches. Good luck!

 

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