Get those fascinators and lacy gloves on, and raise your pinkies! If you’re thinking of hosting a small gathering with your social circle, consider hosting an “afternoon tea” or “high tea”. Whether you’re hosting a midafternoon snack of tea, scones, mini sandwiches and cakes (afternoon tea), or a more substantive, light supper served with tea (high tea), both of these meals are a lovely way to savour delectable treats while spending time with your loved ones.
Ultimately, these meals are quite labour intensive and require a creative hand to make the treats as beautiful as they are delicious. If that’s not your thing, here are a few local businesses that would be happy to help make your tea party a success:
Teas and Toasts | 20 Roy Blvd., Brantford (operating out of Our Kitchen Brantford) | 519-732-8859 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Locally owned by Andrea Roddy, this full service catering and event planning company can help you make every tea party detail perfect. Tea and Toasts offers authentic, customized experiences, including custom loose leaf tea blends, party favours, vintage tabletop rentals, décor, and the perfect tea party treats. Tea and Toasts offers beautiful “Tea to Go” kits, that include a variety of finger sandwiches, tarts, squares, cookies, tea bread, fudge and scones. Visit them on Facebook to keep up to date with their offerings.
Abigail’s Bakery & Express | 153 West St., Brantford | (519) 304-8664
As the main production house for Abigail’s Tea House in St. George, this Brantford bakery does far more than make delicious scones and breads. Visit them to take home delicious cream tarts, cheesecake, and even full lunch and cakes. Chef Carolyn Fawcett makes all of their treats from scratch, and we love the variety their menu offers – specials change weekly! When you’re planning your next tea party, give them a call to help with catering everything from locally-loved spreads to decadent mini chocolate cream pies.