Tea Party

Looking for a unique baby shower idea, or afternoon party idea? Throw a grown up tea party with light snacks and a hot pot of tea. Learn how to brew the perfect pot of tea and to mix your own signature blend. We also have recipes for scrumptious tarts and scones, bite-size sandwiches, and delicious cookies.

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Orange-and-Poppy-Seed Sheet Cake
Full of citrus flavor, this recipe includes orange zest, sour cream, poppy seeds, and vanilla paste in the batter and orange juice in the luscious, easy icing. To serve, shower with more poppy seeds and get creative when cutting: Small and large planks, slices on the bias, and even triangles are fair game when it comes to a sheet cake.
Saffron Shortbread
A quick brush of saffron water and a sprinkle of sugar before baking give this buttery shortbread its crackled top and delicate floral flavor. Paired with a saffron-infused latte, it's a satisfying snack on a chilly fall afternoon. 
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Slice-and-Bake Parmesan-Almond Crackers
A crisp, savory cracker with the ease of a slice-and-bake cookie, these snacks are flavored with Parmesan, almonds, and thyme, and come together easily in the food processor. Serve them with afternoon tea for a savory option, or set them out alongside an antipasti platter of marinated olives, seasonal fruits, and a creamy spread

Almond-Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

Don't let peanut butter have all the cookie fun! Homemade almond butter is even more delicious sandwiched between rounds of melt-in-your-mouth almond shortbread.