Tea Party Recipes

Tea Party Recipes

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108 Responses to Tea Party Recipes

  1. Natasha says:

    So wonderful!!!

  2. Maryellen says:

    Adorable!!! I love tea parties and all your suggestions sound delicious!

  3. Darlene says:

    hummmmm…thinking about getting out my teapots and teacups! Wonderful ideas!

  4. Kelli Learned says:

    Gives me some great ideas for when “my girls” come to NY from NC. My daughter and her cousins (“my girls”) can have a grand ol’ time together planning a tea party. Thank you for the ideas and recipes. I LOVE them ALL!!!

  5. Gail Mangurian says:

    I am having a Bridal Shower Tea for the Bride-to-BE! These ideas will add the perfect touch. The theme is butterflies and I am going to decorate with them everywhere all over the house.

  6. Christine says:

    I’d love to see this adorable teapot as a greeting card or note cards!!

  7. Angie(Tink!) says:

    Hello Sweet Sue….I’m still Flying around Your Blog~World….it’s All so Magical…as for Tea~Parties…You Know Taylor & I L♥ve Having Tea~Parties & We always Think Of You! The Lavender Tea Cookies Seem Scrumptious! xoxo Poof!♫♥

  8. Hi Susan,
    I love tea parties! Everything you shared sounds wonderful! Have a beautiful day! xoxo Kim

  9. Beth Grbich says:

    We just love, little hand painted embossed Springerle cookies for all of our tea parties!!!
    In LEMON of course!

  10. Diane Ritchie says:

    Love Love Love your tea party note cards from years ago. Any chance of new ones coming soon?

  11. Joanie says:

    My sister-in-law and I LOVE your Tea Party EVERYTHING! I have some of your prints framed in my kitchen and everyone just loves them. Hope to see some more of these in the future. Also, is there any chance that “A Proper Tea” by Lenox and you will come along again? I didn’t get to get all the pieces I wanted.

  12. Michiko Yee says:

    I have enjoyed your artwork, in books, papers, calendars, etc, whereever your name appears, I just pick up the item and purchase it.

    I have been doing tea parties for a historic home in Fremont, California, and wished I had someone like to you to do a book on the tea parties that I have helped to sponsor as a benefit for them! All the tea parties have had a theme of some sort, accompanied by a printed program (wished they were drawn by you!)

    Michi Yee

  13. Sue Walsh says:

    This is just such a great idea and so many lovely teatime recipes……..
    I also read your recipe for chocolate sauce …..yum wish I knew where to get corn syrup here in Sydney!!! I’m wondering if it might be like ‘Golden Syrup’. Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. Patty says:

    My daughter got engaged in GREECE on 8/8/11. Met them at the airport with flowers and gifts including your Love book! When they pulled out of the parking lot, she was reading it to him…so sweet!!! She is my only daughter and I have planned for years to have a Tea Party for her to celebrate her engagement–now the time has come. Your recipes will be just the special touch that we need.

  15. Suzanne says:

    I had a birthday tea party today and I invited my family, we enjoyed the butternut squash soup with the
    crunchy croutons from your Autumn book. It was a wonderful day and we were able to sit outside in the yard as the weather today was gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for your inspirations.

  16. sandi says:

    is this teapot in one of your books? if so which one? i have all of your bigger books…i think? i have 6. i just recently ordered them all from used book sellers through amazon.com, with the exception of “Autumn from the Heart of the Home” (but i will find it eventually). i ordered used ones so i will have a set to use and not worry about getting messed up. i have my “good” set on the bookshelf in my office/art studio/library. i love them all and could not possibly pick a favorite…well, if pressed i would have to say it is “Christnas From the Heart of the Home”.

  17. Marcia says:

    Can you please tell me where to find the recipe for the frozen flower bowl? I am savoring everything on every page of my new calendar…..as I do every year…..thanks so much, Marcia

  18. Karen Saunders says:

    Susan, I had a Christmas Tea right before Christmas. I see you have a wide variety of things. I was wondering what exactly one should serve. I was a little fearful. I had cake, sugar cookies, fudge, and three kinds of sandwiches. Also punch, coffee and of course tea. Was it necessary to have all the drinks? Everyone said it was nice but it was SCAREY for me! Yikes! also my cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches weren’t popular. Do you put the cream cheese on both sides of bread??

    • sbranch says:

      That sounds just wonderful!!! I always serve three or four different sandwiches, and several desserts, just like you did. I think all those drinks are wonderful. I normally put cucumber with mayo, and I also have a cream cheese with either walnuts or green olives. I’ve never put them together, although it does sound kind of nice!

  19. shelly matter says:

    I’m confused, lol. Do we have to go into each category individually to see all the blog comments?

    • sbranch says:

      I’m confused too 🙂 not sure what you mean!

      • shelly matter says:

        lol, I explored a bit and see that I need to click on each item you post about to see the different responses. I don’t know how in the world you keep up! I’ve been on here for the last day and a half (and have loved every minute of it, don’t get me wrong!), but I can see it would be very time consuming for you!

        • sbranch says:

          It does take time, but I love the creative process involved. Right now, I’m still getting to know everyone — I answer most of the posts, but I will have to stop that soon, so I can get the book done. I love reading the comments though, and what makes me most happy, is how the girlfriends are getting to know each other and responding to each other’s comments. I don’t think I’ve ever done anything as fun as this blog. If I could afford it, I would do it all day every day! 🙂

    • Janet says:

      Hello, Shelly… pardon my blurting-in here but I THINK I understand what you’re asking. With Susan’s kind permission, maybe I can help. At the top of the page are pictures/icons – think of them as categories or chapters – and underneath each are Susan’s blogs in each chapter. Example – first blog in the “Visiting Martha’s Vineyard” chapter is “My Love Letter.” Click on that, read through and at the bottom you’ll see the keywords and comments. Click on “Comments” to read them or leave one.

      PS – the only reason I think I’ve figured it out is because I’ve been methodically “working” my way through the ENTIRE site – reading everything. Even through my lunch hour at work. Still have a way to go but a labor of Love for sure. Hope this helps, enjoy your reading and sorry if I interrupted.

  20. Pat Parkes says:

    I received the Susan Branch recipe album for Christmas. It is sealed in Plastic, the extra recipe cards are sealed inside the front cover. It is sealed up so that it makes the covers stain proof, but the extra recipe cards are sealed up. Do I remove the plastic? It looks as though it would ruin the album as the rivets on the spine that hold the rungs in on the inside are through the plastic on the outside. It seems as though the plastic sealed covering is a permanent thing, I am afraid to remove it and ruin it to get at the extra recipe cards. What do I do? Has anyone else had this problem?

  21. Ruth Hoffman says:

    I have been a fan of yours for years…but just recently started reading your blog (when I took out your Chistmas Book to read). I absolutely love it!! My daughter and I definitely consider you a “kindred spirit”.
    I had to laugh in one of your recent entries in Dec. – about going outside and looking at your house after all
    the lights are up…I do the same thing!!
    Daughter and I have been talking about having a tea for a long time – maybe a Winter Tea? Looking at all your great ideas. Thanks for everything you do…I love it ALL and appreciate you sharing so much with us and
    inspiring us in so many ways.

    • sbranch says:

      You will love my next Willard then as I get a little bit into tea parties! It starts going out next Tuesday! Hello to your daughter! Happy new year Ruth!

  22. cecilia schultea says:

    Love your recipes, need the recipe for your chicken stock

  23. Joan Lesmeister says:

    Dear Susan: I can hardly wait to have my next tea party, and use your wonderful recipes! The last one I had was for the day after Mother’s Day with my bridge girlfriends (now we’re the Bridgeless Bridge Babes, no time to play bridge, have to go on field trips, eat out, tell stories & have many laughs)! Tea parties are sublime – my Potted Ladies Garden Club went to a wonderful tea shop in Sutter Creek CA for a Christmas Tea. Yes, I only join groups where eating is involved! Thank you my dear for all your inspiring ideas, & great food! ♥ Joanie

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  25. Dianne says:

    I am having my third Tea Party this next Saturday. I have been having one a year for the last three years because I inherited a huge assortment of china cups and teapots from my mother-in-law in December of 2008. So to honor her I am bringing them all out once a year and inviting my important “girlfriends” over for tea. I discovered your website in searching for recipes and including a link to your recipes when sending out the e-vite and asking people to bring one of your recipes to the tea. Thank you for the unique teapot link to recipes! I love it!

  26. I LOVE this! I will link to this from my blog about a soon-to-be-released book for children called “Ava’s Secret Tea Party.” What a clever idea. I found you blog when someone pinned you on Pinterest, and I’m glad I did!

    Donna Shepherd

  27. Sheryl Sims says:

    This may be a little long-winded, and probably in the wrong place, but here goes… I have been on the computer for two days straight just looking at all the Susan Branch images and pages and recipes, etc. I feel like I am coming back to life after too many years of not knowing what to feel. From the time I first got married, I have loved everything represented here. I learned to sew quilts, and I collected plates and glasses and pretty things that I liked, I planted a flower garden and even put up a picket fence around it. My husband and I even built our house and it was just the way we wanted it to be. The very week we were finished painting and decorating the last room (the upstairs bathroom) our house was consumed by a wildfire. I won’t go into the emotions of the event, but suffice to say that when overnight everything you have that represents who you are and what you love is gone it causes you to do some re-evaluating in life. I was afraid to love pretty things again. I was uninterested in quilting or gardening or any of the things that used to bring me such joy. I do like to cook, and decided I wanted to write a cookbook for my kids (all the recipes I had from their childhood were gone and I wanted to try to re-create something…) Anyway, after spending some time with Susan (here) I feel the old me coming back again and I just want to say thank you. Your art and taste and style is a gift and I am so thankful you have shared it with me/us. I know I wasn’t able to say very well what I meant to, so I hope you are good at reading between the lines. Thank you.

    • sbranch says:

      I’m so glad you’re here Sheryl! I would say healing has taken place with you on a deep level. Losing everything like that does force that reevaluation … I had to do it too, and although I wouldn’t wish this method on my worst enemy, it did change my life in a positive way. That was a fire, and you are still here and can finally put that fire out for good. xoxo

  28. Jill says:

    Hey Susan!
    Is there anyway I can get a copy of that poem, How to go to a Tea Party? I saw it in the Summertime book years ago and printed them out for a tea party but my PC is down and I can’t find it on google. I would really appreciate it.
    Love all your books, hope a new one is in the future!

  29. Judy Grimes says:

    I had made your bruschetta recipe in the past, but now I can’t find it. Is there a place where I can get a copy of the recipe? It was just so delicious!!!!


    • sbranch says:

      If I was home, I could help you, but right now, all I can do is tell you it’s in my Summer Book! Hope you have that!!

  30. Lee Ann G. says:

    Thank Y♥U for the wonderful tea party recipes Susan!

  31. Tamra Vaughan-Humphreys says:

    I can’t get any tea recipes to come up. I love articles and recipes for and about tea parties. I have a tea party every year at the nursing home for the ladies. I usually have about 130 people and they have a wonderful time. If you have books or recipes I would be interested.

    • sbranch says:

      When I clicked on the words on the tea pot, the different recipes came up … is that what you did? Maybe try again, and let me know if you still don’t get them. xoxo

  32. rebecca king says:

    dear Susan: I ordered your book and checked out your blog-AMAZING- I am very computer illiterate
    so I envy your skill-I love the teapot-I enjoy all things tea & am also enamored with England esp,
    Agatha Christie & Beatrice Potter. Have you read any of Suasan Wittig Albert books based on facts
    but fictional stories of Beatrice Potter? They are the HillTop Farm series & I KNOW you would enjoy
    if you don”t already. Hope you read this & find a new book for yourself to enjoy reading. Please
    continue to have success with your blog & your sister is an amazing woman to do all she has done-kudos
    to her & the twins are adorable!! I see why you enjoy blogging about them. Continued success & I am
    looking forward to your book about your trip to England
    Rebecca King

  33. shar tester says:

    Merry, merry to you & yours Susan!!!
    May God bless and keep you.

    Much love and thanks,



  34. Margot ~~~ Virginia Beach says:

    How did I miss this!?!

  35. Aydrey says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm ……………. Those sound delicious !!!!!

  36. julie allen says:

    I am the Tea Party Queen Oma when my grand-kids come to visit! They sing a song to me about all the tea parties we have had together. One party was held on the “high sea” while taking a ferry boat from Bremerton to Seattle. Passengers were envious of the the table decorations and freshly homemade scones and adorable kids while commuting to work. Tea Parties can take place anywhere!
    Susan, your art/website and Willard’s newsletters bring such great joy to me! Thank you for sharing your life and talent to so many. My husband and I are planning a trip to Boston in April and I’m toying with an added day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Do you have a book signings in April in that area?

  37. D says:

    Please send recipies if you send any out – Just ordered some of your books from Amazon.

  38. Pepper Miles says:

    Love your books. Your recipe for crab cakes is my family’s favorite.

  39. Gloria Husby says:

    please add me to your email list. I enjoy the news. So cute and informative. Thank you

  40. Donna Eaton says:

    My friend just told about your site. I tried viewing the tea party ideas. Couldn’t. 🙁

  41. Simone says:

    Perfect timing. I’m planning to have a tea party, my first, in May. The recipes look delicious. Thank you Susan. I just remembered, that this is not the first tea party I’ve hosted. I had one on a picnic table at Yellowstone National Park, just my daughter and twin granddaughters, both 6 years old at the time. The gentleman in a small restaurant at Yellowstone kindly heated our water for us. We had herbal tea, peanut butter sandwiches sans crust, triangle shape, biscuits and chocolate. To quote my granddaughter, “This is all marvelous”, and it was.

  42. Tracy says:

    Hello Susan! I just tried “pinning” this page to a Pinterest board, and got the message, “Sorry, pinning is not allowed from this page. Contact the site operator if you have any questions.” Will you please allow pinning so I can pin it for my BFF’s daughter’s bridal shower?

    • sbranch says:

      As far as I know, there’s nothing stopping pinning (not computer wizard). My things are well represented on Pinterest. I’m not sure what I can do from my end.

  43. Joann says:

    Do you know how much I love these!!! – SO MUCH!!! Thank you for this—gotta get busy baking! xoxo

  44. Sharron Wilson says:

    Just found your site, very nice but I was looking for the Tea Party Recipes and I only see the biscuits. Would you please send me the recipes or tell me where they are on your site because I can’t find them.

    Giving a Tea Party in May 2015


    • sbranch says:

      The teapot has all kinds of recipes on them. Put your cursor on whichever one you want and the recipe should come up. If that doesn’t work, please let me know, but it should!

  45. Elle says:

    Please add me to your email list.

  46. Sue Llerena says:

    I was trying to view your teaparty recipes, but I only get the blogging – please send me in the right direction.Thanks.

  47. Laura says:

    It would be wonderful if you did an exclusive tea party book!

  48. Janet R says:

    LOVE tea party recipes! I’d sure like to be able to “pin” them to my Pinterest boards too… will that be possible one of these days?
    <3 <3 <3

  49. Rebecca M says:

    Sat down for a little tea break while packing for a move, and came across your blog …what a delight! Thanks for the refreshing interlude!

  50. clara Harris says:

    I have a Christmas Tea each year and would love your Tea recipes….how can I get them?

  51. Belinda says:

    Best recipes ever!! Love, love, love this teapot!

  52. And Recipes says:

    Thank you so much for sharing post.

  53. Bobbi says:

    These sound absolutely delicious!

  54. Jan Lane says:

    I decided to go through your blog in more detail today, and I feel so much happier after having spent some time on the blog. I do wish you would devote a book to the lovely English custom of “taking tea.” It would be so nice to have a book of recipes, with photos from your trips to England and Scotland……maybe doing menus that go with the seasons…….Just a thought. Love your blog, by the way.
    It might be fun to have a section on this blog where the girlfriends could share their favourite recipes. Although you certainly have some yummy ones.

  55. Theresa Anderson says:

    I grew up in a family where tea was served everyday after school. This wasn’t a formal affair but a time to relax and share our day. I kept that tradition when my children were small and now that I have grandchildren they are also enjoying this tradition. I would love a book devoted to the tradition of taking tea!

    • sbranch says:

      You are a lucky person, and all the people around you are lucky too! Such a little thing, costs nothing, but what a tradition, time with the people you love.

  56. Tana says:

    so sorry to bother you. It could just be me, but all that came up when I clicked on tea recipes was the comment section. I love the comments, but would love to see the recipes. I have journeyed around your blog looking for them, but they haven’t come up. Is it just me? I absolutely love your blog and web site.

    • sbranch says:

      Try again, click on one of the names of the recipes, it should come up. We just tried it and it seems to be okay. But let me know if it still doesn’t work! Thank you Tana!

  57. Tana says:

    Still not coming out for me. I got your e-mail and clicked on the link, still only the same comment page. There are no recipes to click on. All I am getting is a page that says “Tea Recipes” on the top and then comments. Is there supposed to be a tea pot with recipes? I only see the comment page.
    Thank you so much for your help.

    • sbranch says:

      Let’s see if we’re in the same place…. it’s on the Blog (not the Willard), down where I mentioned Jane Austen’s Birthday, above the blue letters that say, “Tea Party,” there’s a highlighted word, “RECIPES” … I just clicked on it and got THIS…. Try clicking there, because unless we are in two different places, which we could be, it’s working for me.

  58. Tana says:

    It actually says “Tea Party Recipes” on top and then below “98 responses to Tea Party Recipes”. It seems that I might be the only one with this problem, and if that is true, probably just my problem. And I am too old to figure out my computer! It seems everything else is coming out alright. I can get and read all the archives and all the Willard archives, but I haven’t been able to find the Tea Party Recipes in the archives or in a December Willard. I did start with the archives in December of 2011 of the blog when I see the first responses for the recipes. Oh well, you all have a wonderful day.

    • sbranch says:

      I just sent a link to you in your other comment Tana, you should be able to click and go right there! 😘 Don’t worry, there could easily be a broken link somewhere that I’m not familiar with.

  59. Marty from NYC says:

    I am having the same problem as Tana is having on the blog. I will try from Willard. Marty

    • sbranch says:

      I don’t get it, I just went there, clicked on “recipes” and THIS came up. Should be the same for everyone. I haven’t seen this before, but stranger things have happened! Hope this works for you Marty.

  60. If you want something like all organic teas then let me know 🙂

  61. Terry Fest says:

    Tea Parties are tradition in our family. Tea, tea cups, tea settings. This has lasted 3 generators so far. I would love nothing more than to see you design a coffee cup with the girlfriends art and wording. I love love love everything you have done re: girlfriends – our girlfriends are our tea party buddies.
    I have purchased everything on your website re: girlfriends and use the stationery books etc all the time. A TEA CUP, A COFFEE CUP DEDICATED TO GIRLFRIENDS IS MY HOPE.

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