Bridal Shower Tea Party
Create a fun and memorable bridal shower tea party by making it an all-dipping occasion using fondues, tea, coffee, and milk.
Scrap the traditional muffins-and-scones-with-tea approach and use dip-friendly treats that bring out delightful flavors and moods. And remember to personalize the occasion by using china and tableware that reveal the bride’s favorite colors and shapes.
Cheese fondue pot
Chocolate fondue pot
3 tasting cups per person (for coffee, tea, and milk)
1 plate per person
A selection of cookies, biscuits, and bread for each dipping liquid or sauce
Small bowls for nuts and other toppings
1 small washcloth per person to wipe fingers
1 small tray per person to place washcloth
Place the fondue pots in the center of the table with different platters encircling them. If there is not enough room to place everything, it’s not a bad idea to have the bridal shower tea party on the floor with mats in a round configuration. This can set a more intimate and leisurely ambiance.
Cheese Fondue Dippers
Crusty bread cubes
Cucumber slices (thick)
Chocolate Fondue Dippers
Kiwi cubes (firm)
Pound cake cubes
Angel cake cubes
Banana bread cubes
Rice crispy cubes
Chewy fruit snacks
Red licorice bites
*On the side, prepare mini bowls of shredded coconuts, roasted almond bits, and crushed peanuts as options to sprinkle on top.
Double dipping in a communal fondue pot is considered rude and is susceptible to germs, so it should be avoided, even when the bridal shower tea party is with a group of close girlfriends.
Peppermint Herbal Tea + Dark chocolate-coated biscuits and Milano cookies
English Breakfast Tea + Sugar cookies, almond cookies, shortbread cookies, and plain biscuits
Green tea + Lemon cookies with vanilla cream filling, lemon bars, jelly-filled shortbread cookies, and plain biscuits
Chai Tea + Gingerbread cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, and plain biscuits
Earl Grey Tea + Sugar cookies and shortbread cookies
Chamomile Tea + Chocolate coated and plain biscuits.
Black Coffee Dippers
Milano chocolate or mint cookies
Chocolate chip cookies
Twix candy bar
Almond, chocolate, and vanilla Biscotti
Sweetened Coffee Dippers
Raisin walnut bread
Cigar wafer rolls
Plain tea biscuits
Peanut butter cookies
Crunchy chocolate chip cookies
Cookies with cream filling
Remember to organize and separate food plates by their drink or sauce pairing. Platters can also be set on a side buffet table so that the eating table has more space and looks neater. Soft background music is also a good mood-setting idea. Choose a song playlist that matches the theme, and finally, a successful bridal shower tea party is well on its way.