Post # 1
Any ideas on anything I should add or take away? We will have no more than 60 people there….
~Veggie Pizzas (in lieu of a veggie tray)
~Citrus tray (we are getting married in December, the peak of citrus season & I loves my grapefruit)
~Vanilla, Red Velvet, Banana & Penut Butter (trust me it is GREAT) & Strawberry Cupcakes
~Oreo cookie balls (wrpped like cake balls for favors)
~Sweet tea, coffee, lemonade, sherbert punch & water
Post # 4
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 # 5
@BeckyS0: I didn’t think of the pastries and cheese, I will have to add them.
I really don’t want to do any sandwiches “pre-made” my mom & I are doing the food & we will be doing most everything the night before. Don’t want soggy sandwiches! lol!!
Post # 6
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 # 7
@Mrs_Amanda: LOL!!! I did not even think about that…Might be why it some time to get replies. Thank you!
Post # 8
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
Scones? Mini croissants? Mini cucumber sandwiches? Biscuits and jam?
Post # 10
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 # 11
@kariface: It is not like pizza, pizza. You use crescent rolls, cream cheese, mayo, cheddar & mozzrella, & whatever veggies you want so you can make it veggie heavy or light.
ETA: Oh and I love them! Will probably be all I eat with my citrus fruit!
Post # 12
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
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.
Post # 14
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!
Post # 15
@julies1949: I still think you are not getting it. It IS fresh veggies, just on bread with the dip already on them. And an Edible Arrangement is a fresh fruit arrangement. It’s a name brand, I thought they were nationwide, I guess not.
ETA: I know all my guests, mainly family. We are true southern eaters, no Vegans!
@MrsDocHorrorShow: I can’t see that episode for some reason, is there somewhere else I can find it. I would love to have the sandwichs already made, less messy!
Post # 16
Please keep in mind that I said there would be less than 60 people there and maybe I should have mentioned that this will be like 2pm in the afternoon, no one is going to come looking for a meal.
I also, think maybe some are taking the “TEA PARTY” title too literal, maybe I should have put the title in quotation marks but I could no think of what else to refer to it as in themiddle of the afternoon.
I also just saw that I did not add assorted breads & crackers with the salads. It is not like there will not be sandwiches, just not “pre-made”.