A sweet tea party gets its name from the fact that the host solely serves sweet treats during the tea. This is the ideal theme for a tea party if you don’t want to spend all day slaving away in the kitchen preparing the food since you don’t want to spend all day slaving away in the kitchen. You do not need a large range of meals since your visitors are aware that they are not come for a meal but rather for a little bit of dessert, some tea, and chat. If you want to have a tea party at the last minute but don’t have much time to prepare the food, you can make things even simpler on yourself by buying up a couple of your go-to desserts from a local shop. Plan to serve between five to ten portions of sweets to each visitor, and provide a choice of three to four distinct kinds of sweets on the menu.
Madelines, little cookies, mini fruit tarts, brownies (cut into small pieces that are one to two bites each), a cake from your favourite bakery, and petit fours are all suitable options for the dessert menu; the only rule is that the food must be sweet. The possibilities for the dessert menu are virtually limitless. There are also a variety of desserts that can be purchased in the frozen food area of your shop. Some examples of these desserts include micro éclairs, cream puffs, and layer cakes. You may go shopping for the food for the sweet tea party several weeks in advance, and then all you have to do is thaw everything out before serving it. Fruits are another option that works well with this dessert menu. However, in order to make things as easy as possible for your guests, you should choose fruits that can be easily eaten with your hands, are not too sticky, and do not need peeling. The perfect fruits to consume are grapes, berries, cherries, and strawberries.
For simple decorations, arrange vases of flowers on side tables to mix their sweet fragrance with your sugary tea party. For a more ambitious party décor, create your own edible decorations. Make edible “flower” arrangements (or just buy these premade from the company called Edible Arrangements) by cutting fruits into flower shapes, dipping some into chocolate, and spearing the fruit on wooden sticks which are then inserted into a piece of foam in an opaque flower vase. Gingerbread houses are a bit simpler to make and are perfectly festive in the wintertime. Lollipops can also be used to imitate flower arrangements and could be sent home with guests as party favors. Fill teacups with colorful candies and place these on side tables for an even easier pop of color. You could also use some candies like M&Ms to fill the bottoms of flower vases or candle glassware.
Have little tulle or fabric bags of pretty candies such as nonpareils, Jordanalmonds, and colorful mints tied with ribbon to send home with guests as party favors. Or if guests are trying to watch their figures and your sweet tea party is supposed to be a rare indulgence, look for soaps shaped as candies to give instead. The party favors can also double as place cards if you’re serving tea at a table. Write the names of guests on a piece of cardstock, punch a hole in the corner, and slip the card onto the ribbon before tying the bag.