6 Favorite Foods for Tea Parties

Are you ready to take your tea party to the next level? Fill your table with a variety of these favorite foods for tea parties and dig in! 6 Favorite Foods for Tea Parties ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #partyfood

 

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Tea parties for adults and kids alike need a good assortment of tasty treats, but where to begin? Check out these great ideas and try some of the recipes to take a tea party to the next level. Whether you’re into traditional tastes like scones and sandwiches or modern sweets like cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries, it’s time to fill your teatime table.

 

1. Scones

Scones are a food served at traditional English teas. They come in many flavors and can be topped with butter, jams, jellies, clotted cream and more. For a classic scone, try this recipe. One of these scones ought to do the trick if you’re looking for something a little different.

 

2. Tea sandwiches

A tea (or finger) sandwich is an easy way to fill your guests’ tummies with either savory or sweet, this collection of recipes has some great ideas for both. Try cutting your sandwiches with cookie cutters to add fun or follow a theme.

 

3. Tarts

Bite-size tarts are a great food to serve when you want to really make a buffet spread stand out. They come with in many flavors and with many toppings, which makes them a colorful addition to the table. Better Homes and Gardens has a great collection of recipes that are sure to impress your guests.

 

4. Fruit

Seasonal and buffet-friendly fruits like strawberries often make an appearance at an afternoon tea. They can be served plain alongside other fare, as a fruit skewer or salad, or even dipped in chocolate. Use a melon baller to create eye-pleasing shapes with watermelon or cantaloupe. You may even want to dress things up with a fruit flower like this salad from One Crafty Thing. To make your chocolate-dipped fruits better, follow these tips from The Stir

 

5. Cakes and Cookies

Cupcakes, sponge cakes, and other small and simple cakes make great sweets at a tea party. Cakes with a mild sweetness are usually preferred to the full-flavored, birthday-style cake. Madeleines are a classic tea cookie and can be made at home with a good recipe and the right supplies, or purchased, along with other varieties of simple cookies. You could even try a fun themed cookie like this chocolate-dipped “tea bag” cookie from Munchkin Munchies.

 

6. Cheese and Crackers

Sliced or spreadable, cheese is always welcome at a party. Use American favorites like cheddars or jacks, or go for something a little fancier with brie or Camembert. Provide guests with an assortment of crackers to pair with their cheeses.

 

Other Food Options

While not exactly traditional, there are other foods for tea parties that can really spruce up a table! Vegetables and dip served in small cups are a great option, especially if you want to keep things healthy or vegan. Deviled eggs are an easy bite-size food and small appetizers of any kind can also be appropriate. Check out these recipes to find something great to add to your teatime menu!

 

 

Feature and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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12 Tummy-Pleasing Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

12 Tummy Pleasing Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes ~ Tipsaholic.com #oatmeal #breakfast #recipes

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Before you reach for the cold cereal again, try mixing up your mornings with a delicious bowl of warm oatmeal. But don’t just settle for the same old milk and brown sugar combination – instead try one of these 12 oatmeal breakfast recipes, sit down at the table, and take a moment to appreciate a real breakfast treat.

 

1. Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

A tasty, basic oatmeal, this one can be cooked up on the stove in just ten minutes when using old fashioned oats. Vanilla and nutmeg are the key flavors here but raisins, cinnamon, and brown sugar complement the dish. Not ready to cook it up on the stove? Use instant oatmeal and follow the note at the bottom of the recipe!

 

2. Apple Pie Oatmeal

Use a tart Granny Smith apple to bring a little zing to your morning with this oatmeal! The recipe uses almond milk for a vegan-friendly take, but cow’s milk or water may be used instead. Sweeten your breakfast with pure maple syrup or a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar.

 

3. Peach Cobbler Oatmeal

A healthier version of dessert that can be eaten for breakfast? No objections here! Use fresh peaches for the best possible results and add a bit of vanilla if you like the extra flavor. Milk may also be added at the end for a creamier oatmeal.

 

4. Baked Berry Oatmeal

If you need breakfast for a crowd, a baked oatmeal is the way to go. Stir your wet and dry ingredients together separately, then layer with your berries and bake in a two quart dish. Breakfasters will go crazy for this flavorful morning delight!

 

5. Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

This oatmeal is also called “Elvis’ Oatmeal” over at The Oatmeal Artist because the ingredients relate to one of The King’s favorite eats – a PB & Banana sandwich! Combine the simple tastes of vanilla, cinnamon, and banana and add peanut butter for a nutty depth of flavor.

 

6. Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal

Gluten free and vegetarian, this oatmeal gets the royal treatment with a swirl of cream cheese after the cooking process. Load up on the blueberries if you like to start your morning off sweetly.

 

7. Double Chocolate Oatmeal

Who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast? Indulge with this oatmeal recipe and a small sprinkling of chocolate chips! Omit the egg whites if you’re not concerned with getting the extra protein. Top things off with some sliced banana or a dollop of peanut butter if you’re feeling creative!

 

8. Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

There’s more than one way to feed a craving – try this cinnamon roll oatmeal the next time you’re in the mood for sweets! The simple oatmeal base with a tasty brown-sugar topping and creamy glaze will take your breakfast to the next level without so many of the calories.

 

9. Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

These make-ahead breakfasts will come in handy on mornings when everyone’s in a rush. Follow the recipe for whichever flavor sounds best to you (or create your own!) and shake it all up in a mason jar to rest overnight. By morning, you’ll have a palatable grab-and-go breakfast.

 

10. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

A warm, smooth pumpkin pie oatmeal on a chilly autumn morning will certainly hit the spot. Use plain canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie spiced) and add your own mix of pie spices to taste. For an added bit of yumminess try topping your cooked oatmeal with brown sugar and placing it under the broiler for a minute to caramelize.

 

11. Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

Mix up the simple strawberry compote and add the vanilla cream drizzle this recipe calls for and you’ll be in breakfast heaven. Stir them into the cooked oatmeal of your choice whether it’s steel cut, old fashioned, or instant, and dig in!

 

12. Banana Bread Oatmeal

Banana bread oatmeal is another breakfast version of a favorite treat and you’re sure to go back for seconds! Yogurt makes a creamy addition to this recipe and the fresh bananas and pecans are perfect for boosting that banana bread taste.

 

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Featured image via Mother Thyme.

 

12 Tummy-Pleasing Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes ~ Tipsaholic.com #oatmeal #breakfast #recipes

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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