I was inspired to host tea after some girlfriends and I attended afternoon tea at the O’Henry hotel in Greensboro. It was a super cute, fun and unique way to spend a girls day out! Here is a picture below! Super cute right?!?
Then my mother-in-law gave me these beautiful tea cups that were her mothers and I knew I had to host! I couldn’t just let these pretty tea cups sit in the cupboard.
Coincidentally the year before my grandmother had given me a beautiful white ceramic teapot of hers that I had yet to use.
As well as beautiful handmade white doilies my great-grandmother from Italy hand-made. I used all these things to host tea and it made it kind it extra special for me.
I made these DIY Lavender & Chamomile Tea Filter Bags for the occasion! Click the link and it will take you to that blog post.
They were a super cute and a quick way to add to the tea menu! I mean what is afternoon tea without delicious tea to sip! The recipe is in the link above and the lavender and chamomile was a tasty and elegant combo!
Pimento Cheese & Sweet Pepper Jelly Tea Sandwiches
1/2 cup pimento cheese
1/4 cup sweet pepper jelly
4 slices rye bread
1. Use the cookie-cutter to make two circles in the each piece of rye bread
2. Spread pimento cheese on each circle and top with a dollop of sweet pepper jelly
3. Chopped fresh chives and place on top for garnish
Yields: 4 tea sandwiches
Cream Cheese & Chive Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
1/2 cucumber sliced
fresh chopped chives
1/4 cup cream cheese
4 slices rye bread
1 tbsp butter
1. Use the cookie cutter to cut a circle in each piece of rye bread
2. In a bowl place cream cheese, half of the chopped chives, butter and stir until combined
3. Spread mixture on each piece of rye and place a slice of cucumber and topped with more chopped chives
Lavender Coconut White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Click the link for the recipe! These cookies are AWESOME! I posted this recipe the first year I started my blog and they were a big hit! Not only are they pretty but they are SUPER tasty too!
Deviled Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches
I found this recipe on pinch me, I’m eating! These sandwiches were a delicious addition to tea with the girls! Wrapped with fresh garden chives! How cute! Click the link below for the recipe!
Along with all the recipes above I also served macaroons, chocolate fruit cups topped a with mint leaf and SCONES!! No tea is complete with out melt in your mouth, buttery scones! I’m addicted! Check out some of my scone recipes that would be perfect for any tea time!!
These Lavender and Rosemary Scones have been pinned 3k times on pinterest! They will not disappoint!
This tea time menu would be perfect for Mother’s Day! It would be a cute, simple but lovely way to celebrate the Mom in your life! Also, check out my brunch Menu post which would also be fitting for celebrating Mom!
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