October 21, 2013

Guide to Hosting an Autumn Tea Party


Guide to Hosting an Autumn Tea Party


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.

Guide to Hosting an Autumn Tea Party

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!

Guide to Hosting an Autumn Tea Party

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.

Guide to Hosting an Autumn Tea Party

3)  Add some seasonal decor.  I got a few mini pumpkins and hung up a fall garland.  Just a few extra touches go a long way in giving the party a festive and seasonal feel. 

Guide to Hosting an Autumn Tea Party

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.  




12 comments:

  1. Yum! Wish I had been there. Please brew me a cup of Cranberry Orange Tea Latte when I come to visit!

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  2. Everything looks so good! I will have to try making bacon scones!!

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    1. They were delicious! And super easy to make, too.

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  3. Now I'm hungry! I want a cranberry orange scone. Love the bunting!

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    1. Thanks! I am happy with the way it turned out.

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  4. It all looks beautiful! And I love the bunting too :-) Am inspired to throw a tea party myself now. Have you coma across a book called The Vintage Tea Party by Angel Adoree? It's full of lovely recipes and ideas. (not that it looks like you need any!!)

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    1. Oh, I love Adoree's books! I have The Vintage Tea Party and The Vintage Tea Year. The books are works of art, don't you think? Such beautiful photographs and styling! I hear that a third volume is out or will be out soon. I should post a review of the series for people not familiar with Adoree!

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  5. I love her books too - the new one is called The Vintage Sweets Book. I got my copy today! A review would be great - I look forward to reading that xx

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    1. The new book is on my Christmas list... hopefully Santa gets my letter!! ;)

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