A Holiday Christmas Tea and Table Settings
The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of the year. For some, it is a deeply religious holiday. For others, it is an opportunity to celebrate the meaning of giving to others and the sharing of friendship.
An afternoon tea can be as simple as a teacup or mug filled with a favorite blend, a light repast with a few savories and sweets to a full-blown elaborate affair. Your theme can be traditional or whimsical. Be creative in the shapes and fillings. Cookie cutters are my go-to favorites for both savories and sweets. Explore craft stores for décor.
A holiday tea party can be to trim the tree, have a cookie swap or gift exchange, a fundraiser to help a cause, or to gather with colleagues, family and friends.
Santa knows who has been naughty or nice, so remember an act of kindness will go a long, long way! Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy, safe New Year.
Holiday Tea Menu
Sandwiches and Savory Fillings
Cucumber and Mint, Smoked Salmon and Lemon Chive Paste
Egg and Diced Black Olive Spread, Mini Shepard Pie,
Cinnamon- Date Cream Cheese, Turkey with Cranberry Mayonnaise, Ham and Watercress, Roast-beef with Horseradish
Cranberry Corn Muffins, Currant and Butterscotch ~ Ginger Scones
Lemon and Lime Curd, Cranberry and Strawberry Preserves
Pecan Crème Crepe Roll Bite
Gingerbread Cake and Cookies
Jordan Sugar Almonds, Almond Trifle
Assorted Mini Pies- Apple, Pumpkin, Minced
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffle, Ribbon Candy
Eggnog, Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows
Assorted Traditional Teas and Chai,
Dessert Teas and Infusions ~ Caramel Apple,
Almond Coconut Macaroon or Gingerbread Red Rooibos,
Christmas Sugar Cubes, Candied Ginger, Milk, Sliced Lemon
Holiday Shapes for Tea Sandwiches~ Star, Snowflake, Holly Leaf, Gingerbread Man
Mini Shepard Pi
Afternoon Tea Sandwiches Wreath
Holiday Table Settings
A quick cheat sheet on the seven-course service order:
1) Hors d’oeuvre 2) soup 3) fish or salad course 4) palate cleanser 5) main course 6) cheese 7) dessert and coffee/ tea
The Republic of Tea Dessert Teas
Christmas Tree Pan
Star Cookie Cutters
Table Manners and Table Settings
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Love the candy cane idea! The Cookie Tree is another fabulous idea, thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah ❤️
Ellen gives it all from table setting to decorated trees with tea sandwhiches.
As always she has outdone herself with Christmas ideas and delicious things. Magic and Grace 🌟🌟🌟🌹❤️
It’s all so stunning! This puts me right in the holiday spirit 🙂
Thank you, Sue. Coming from you I consider your remark a real compliment.
Mercedes and Melissa, I appreciate your kind comments and wish you a happy , safe New Year.