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.


Materials Needed


Cheese fondue pot

Chocolate fondue pot

Fondue forks

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

Breadsticks

Apple wedges

Grapes

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Celery

Asparagus

Baby mushrooms

Zucchini cubes

Cucumber slices (thick)

Cherry tomatoes

Carrots

Sausage cubes

Meatballs

Chicken bits

Potato cubes


Chocolate Fondue Dippers


Strawberries

Banana slices

Blueberries

Blackberries

Raspberries

Kumquats

Kiwi cubes (firm)

Cherries

Coconut chunks

Breadsticks

Pretzel rods

Pear slices

Pineapple bits

Marshmallows

Pound cake cubes

Angel cake cubes

Banana bread cubes

Brownie cubes

Rice crispy cubes

Chewy fruit snacks

Red licorice bites

Dried fruits


*On the side, prepare mini bowls of shredded coconuts, roasted almond bits, and crushed peanuts as options to sprinkle on top.


Dipping Etiquette


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.


Tea Dippers


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


White toast

Raisin walnut bread

Cigar wafer rolls

Plain tea biscuits


Milk Dippers


Graham crackers

Peanut butter cookies

Crunchy chocolate chip cookies

Oreo cookies

Nilla wafers

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.



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