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Food Ideas for a Tea Party

Now that the tea party table is set, here are some food ideas for a Tea Party menu.

Today we are sharing a full menu as well as the easy recipes to make any tea party a success.

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Tea Party Theme

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the tables set for a Tea Party. In case you missed my table for two, you can see it here.

Food Ideas for Tea Party

Supper Club

Each month our virtual Supper Club group rotates who is responsible for the main course, appetizer, cocktails, desserts, side dishes, etc.

This month I am responsible for the appetizer and I know you will love this delicious recipe.

In addition, each month we have one guest host to share a side dish. This month our guest host is Brendt from She Gave It A Go.

If you are joining me from Simply 2 Moms, welcome. Did you just love their Southern Sweet Tea Cocktail idea?

Party Ideas

In case you have missed some of our previous menus, I thought I’d share a link here to the last few months.

For this months Tea Party Theme, I set a vintage inspired table with thrifted dishes, tea pots and tea cups.

It was such a fun theme and reminded me of how much fun I had holding pretend tea parties as a child.

Food Ideas for Tea Party, tea party deserts. Small plate deserts.

Full Tea Party Menu

Southern Sweet Tea Cocktail

Spicy Cheese Wafers

Chicken Salad with Grapes

Parmasan Rosemary Crackers

Easy Egg Salad

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Cups

Food Ideas for a Tea Party

First up today is my appetizer.

Today I’m sharing an easy, Spicy Cheese Wafer recipe.

It’s easy to make ahead of time and is perfect for any occasion but especially great for a tea party.

Yield: 30 approximately

Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe

Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe

Easy Appetizer Recipe to make ahead of time.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 8 oz. grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/2 cup softened butter


  1. Mix together all dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
  2. Add grated cheese and softened butter and blend until throughly mixed
  3. Roll out onto wax paper, starting to form a log.
  4. Wrap the wax paper around the log and roll until roll into a log approx. 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter
  5. Keep cheese log wrapped in wax paper and refrigerate until firm (approx. 2 hours)
  6. Preheat Oven 400 degrees
  7. Slice cheese roll into 1/4-1/2 inches pieces
  8. Place parchment paper on large baking sheet
  9. Place slices cheese approx. 1 inch apart on parchment paper
  10. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until firm
  11. Remove to cooling rack
  12. Store in airtight container until ready to serve.


You can substitute finely chopped jalapeño peppers for the cayenne pepper if desired. Just be sure to drain all liquid from the peppers prior to adding.

If you prefer cheese straws, follow the above recipe but instead of rolling into a log, use an icing tube or plastic bag and squeeze the cheese mixture out into straws onto the parchment paper.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 61Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 13mgSodium 90mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g

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Main Course – Food Ideas for Tea Party

Next is Stacy’s Chicken Salad with Grapes Sandwiches for the main course.

These yummy, easy to pick up finger sandwiches are perfect for a tea party.

Don’t they look delicious?

Food Ideas for Supper club - main course. Finger foods. Chicken salad recipes

Great Side Dish Ideas

Michele at Vintage Home Designs provided us with these delicious Parmesan Rosemary Crackers.

This recipes looks like one of my “it’s so easy even I’ll make it” recipes and I can’t wait to try it.

Decorating tea party plates.

Another yummy side dish was provided by Brendt at She Gave It A Go who is our guest this month.

Brent shared this Easy Egg Salad Recipe and it looks so delicious.

Egg salad finger food.

Dessert Ideas for Tea Party

Finally, my favorite part. LOL

Jen at Midwest Life and Style is sharing our dessert for the month.

These Lemon Berry Cheesecake Cups are definitely on my list of must try recipes.

Not only is this a beautiful presentation but looks so refreshing as well.

Refreshing deserts for tea party. Pudding with fresh fruits. Blueberries, strawberries

Tea for Two

You can’t have a tea party without tea! Am I right?

However, today’s recipes has a little twist to it.

Anne from Simply 2 Mom’s has taken a traditional Southern Tea and added just a little punch to the recipes.

See Annes Southern Sweet Tea Cocktail Recipe here.

Iced tea recipes, tea party ideas

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Additional Recipes that would be great addition for Tea Parties

I hope you enjoyed all the recipes shared today. They are guaranteed to make any party a success. I hope these ideas have inspired you to plan some girl friend time and here are some additional tips that my help.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!

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Saturday 30th of April 2022

Okay. these look absolutely delish and combine two of my favorite food groups....cheese and carbs!😂 I can't wait to try them.


Sunday 1st of May 2022

Jen, I really appreciate your sweet comments.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 30th of April 2022

I'm loving all your tea party food ideas, Rachel. There are so many great recipes I want to try from you ladies.


Sunday 1st of May 2022

Kim, Thanks so much.

Anne from Simply2Moms

Saturday 30th of April 2022

These sound so good! I’ll bet the red pepper adds just the right amount of kick. Pinned!


Saturday 30th of April 2022

Anne, thank you. They are tasty!


Saturday 30th of April 2022

Loved your tea party ideas. So inspiring🙌🏻


Sunday 1st of May 2022

Thanks so much Ann.

Calypso in the Country

Saturday 30th of April 2022

I'm a big tea drinker so I love these ideas! Everything looks delicious! Shelley


Saturday 30th of April 2022

Thank you for checking this out.

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