Throw a Buffet-Style Outdoor Tea Party

Outdoor Tea Party
Photography by William Dickey • Photo Styling by Lucy W. Herndon

Welcome summertime’s beautiful weather and carefree days with a tea party on the patio. Invite your neighbors for a buffet-style outdoor tea party, ideal for adults and children alike. Children will love the fun atmosphere of the party, and it’s a wonderful way to introduce them to teatime in a more casual setting.

A child-friendly tea calls for kid-approved treats, such as Pizza Swirls, Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, PBJ Cupcakes, and Triple-Chocolate Cookies tied up in a bow. Our Blueberry Infusion Spritzer is light and refreshing, with caffeine-free blueberry tisane, blueberry-pomegranate juice, and fresh fruit. A colorful table is a must, and adorable cards labeling each dish are perfect for the occasion. This special tea would be excellent for a child’s birthday party as well—just add candles!

 From TeaTime July/August 2011


  1. Absolutely love your magazine and site…..will be sharing with my readers many, many times!
    I subscribe to all your magazines…….and can’t wait for them to arrive. I have hosted many parties based on your idea’s and beautiful photography…..

    Lois@PineRidge Hills


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