Back in July, I shared my four step plan to hosting a memorable Summer Tea Party. I had so much planning that party, I decided an Autumn Tea Party was in order. I invited over my girls and got to planning an event that would celebrate the flavors of the season. Here is how I adapted my tea party for fall.
1) Plan a menu that includes seasonal flavors. I am a big fan of scones, and decided to make a sweet and savory version for the party. We started with a a savory bacon and cheddar scone, topped with maple infused butter. Next, I served cranberry orange scones topped with vanilla cream. We also had apples dipped in caramel and pumpkin muffins. Yum!
2) Create a signature drink for the event. I served my new favorite drink, the Cranberry Orange Tea Latte. I brewed the tea ahead of time and used my hot beverage machine to make the drinks at the party. We all enjoyed many cups of the frothy and sweet lattes.
4) Let your friends wow you with their baking skills. My friend Keegan made these adorable pumpkin truffles and they were a big hit. Aren't they just adorable? I plan to make up my own batch soon, and will share the recipe then.
I hope you enjoyed this look at my Autumn Tea Party! We had so much fun drinking our lattes, eating our seasonal goodies, and chatting the afternoon away. Tea is best enjoyed with good friends, don't you think? I'll be back in December with a Guide to Hosting a Winter Tea Party.