Nailing Down the Tea Party Menu

A tea party starts with tea so I’ve decided to serve two types, both decaffeinated :

Straightforward decaffeinated tea.
Straightforward decaffeinated tea.

Rooibos and Honeybush tea and good old black tea.

Biscotti
Biscotti

Since the tea starts at 2 in the afternoon, it will not be high tea meaning a full meal will not be provided. We’ll have some savory snacks and some sweet treats which I plan to make the morning of the parties.

On the savory side:

  • chicken salad sandwiches,
  • egg salad sandwiches,

    Fresh egg salad will make delicious sandwiches.
    Fresh egg salad will make delicious sandwiches.
  • cucumber sandwiches.
Since cucumbers are out of season I'll have to buy them at he grocery store.
Since cucumbers are out of season I’ll have to buy them at he grocery store.

On the dolce side:

  • petit fours,

    Petit fours
    Petit fours
  • lemon curd in meringue shells aka Pavlovas,

    Lemon curd
    Lemon curd
  • almond pound cake.
A dozen mini sweet bites from Trader Joe's.
A dozen mini sweet bites from Trader Joe’s.

I also bought 2 packages of Trader Joe’s frozen “Sweet Bites”.  There are a dozen pieces in each box and it comes highly recommended.

I'll be using many food items from Trader Joe's.
I’ll be using many food items from Trader Joe’s.

In addition I’ll probably have some pretzel thins for a taste of salty/crunchy and some chocolate-covered-caramel candy.

I have plenty of amber sugar swizzle sticks.
I have plenty of amber sugar swizzle sticks.

I did find my rock candy swizzle sticks at Amazon.

What is your all-time favorite sandwich?  Mine is here.

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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