Autumn/Winter Tea Menus

Autumn Tea Menu

Apple & Cinnamon Tea*
Cinnamon Sticks for Stirrers
Pumpernickel & Cheddar Triangles*
Piquant Ham Squares*
Cucumber & Watercress Sandwiches*
Apple & Walnut Scones* (Use our Best Scones recipe)
Cranberry Orange Bread*
Brown Sugar Shortbread*
Lemon Curd*
Clotted Cream or Mock Clotted Cream*

Winter Tea Menu

Orange Spiced Tea*
Toad in the Hole*
Pumpernickel & Cheddar Triangles*
Savory Beef Spirals*
Chocolate Chip Scones* (Use our Best Scones recipe)
Grandma’s Christmas Nut Cake*
Grandma’s Russian Tea Cakes*
Lemon Curd*
Clotted Cream or Mock Clotted Cream*

*For these recipes, check out our free tea recipes blog:

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2 responses to “Autumn/Winter Tea Menus

  1. Tea in the Autumn Garden

    With the invitation to the Tea (about a month before the event), ask each invitee to submit a short account of a Thanksgiving tradition that they celebrate or a Fall event that they remember. Could be a recipe too. Compile them into a little booklet with a few traditional Thanksgiving poems, hymn lyrics (We Gather Together), etc.

    The aroma of hot cider is a welcoming touch to this gathering!

    Centerpiece Ideas:
    Small stack of gardening books; small dove cote. Items from nature: pumpkins; gourds; apples; pinecones; autumn leaves that have been pressed between pages of the telephone book for 2 weeks (to prevent curling); small arrangements of fresh flowers in autumn hues (gold, red, orange, yellow); acorns; small garden figurines of squirrels; bird houses; bird figurines; branches

    Other general décor: Urns or pots of orange, red-orange, yellow, purple chrysanthemums

    Purchase (paper or linen) Fall-colored napkins

    Ideas for some items to serve:
    Cucumber sandwiches; lox and cream cheese on cocktail rounds; sliced turkey and cheese topped with a slice of olive held on with a toothpick on cocktail rounds; apple crisp; slices of banana bread, pumpkin loaf; pumpkin pie; nut bread; pecan pie; oatmeal cookies; teas, hot cider

    Hostess gifts for the guests: plate with slices of banana bread/nut bread, wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon of fall colors; a very large gourmet caramel apple (could be dunked in caramel, chocolate and rolled in nuts) and bound in cellophane; an autumn gardening magazine

  2. Hi Genie,

    I’m big on traditon, gifts and food. So I particularly enjoyed your idea for a Thanksgiving booklet written by your guests, your dessert ideas which are making me hungry and the inexpensive hostess gifts.
    We appreciate you taking the time to share your great ideas and I’m sure others will be too!

    Michelle for Teapots ‘n More

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