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Afternoon Tea Party

Come over for afternoon tea

Although many of us think of Afternoon Tea as a high-class, fancy affair, traditionally, it was an early meal for the British working class. Today, we serve afternoon tea as a light meal to tide us over until dinner.  

Tea includes both sweet and savoury items that can be eaten in 1 to 2 bites and are foods that can be prepared ahead of time. Afternoon tea can either be served buffet-style or passed around on a tray. The only thing you need to serve is the tea itself, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy socializing with your guests.  

Items to have on hand during your afternoon tea: 

  • Cream 
  • Milk 
  • Sugar 
  • Honey 
  • Butter 
  • Clotted cream or sweetened whipped cream 
  • Jams or jellies 
  • Spoons 
  • Butter knives 
  • Tea strainer 
  • Teacups 
  • Saucers  
  • Trays 
  • Napkins 


  • Easy
    Shrimp and Avocado Tea Sandwiches


  • Easy
    Lemon Icebox Cookies

Cool Drinks

  • Quick
    Peachy Iced Green Tea
  • Easy
    Lemonade Spritzer

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