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Tea for Two


Tea for You & Me

When the temperatures drop and the holiday lights glow bright, people seem to love tea! Tea parties that is! If you can’t make it to a local teddy bear or dolly tea, you can host one yourself at home! Here are some fun themes to get you started.

Animals/Farm

Scone Recipe: animal crackers, banana chips, white chocolate chips

Tea Suggestion: mixed fruit

Crafts: animal ears headband

Cookie Decorating: dog bone shape

Book Ideas: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, My Little Pony World’s Biggest Tea Party, Howie’s Tea Party, Olivia Plans a Tea Party

Tea Sandwich: dog bone shape, cream cheese, shredded carrot & banana

Place Cards: put animal ears on them

Beach

Scone Recipe: coconut, pineapple, macadamia nuts, topped with brown sugar

Tea Suggestion: tropical fruit with a maraschino cherry on a toothpick

Crafts: make a flower lei

Cookie Decorating: flower shape or shaved ice cookie with sugar and a Red Vine straw

Book Ideas: Too Many Mangos, Grandpa’s Mixed Up Luau, Little Malia’s Big Poi Idea

Tea Sandwich: cream cheese & pineapple

Place Cards: add tropical flower stickers to them

Camping

Scone Recipe: Graham crackers, chocolate bar, dehydrated or mini marshmallows

Tea Suggestion: chamomile

Crafts: decorate a paper bag and fill it with a custom trail mix

Cookie Decorating: blue frosting, Swedish fish, gummy frogs

Book Ideas: Miss Spider’s Tea Party, Tea Party for Two

Tea Sandwich: tuna & mayonnaise or Nutella, banana, marshmallow fluff

Place Cards: mini tent shapes

Colorful

Scone Recipe: m&m’s

Tea Suggestion: lemon zinger

Crafts: make a pipe cleaner rainbow bracelet

Cookie Decorating: marbled frosting

Book Ideas: Pinkalicious The Royal Tea Party

Tea Sandwich: strawberry, mandarin orange, kiwi, cream cheese

Place Cards: rainbow stickers, letters all in different colors

Use this plain scone recipe, and add any of the add-ins to it.

Blank Canvas Scones

Ingredients

2 cups flour

¼ cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons chilled butter, cubed

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 to 1 ½ cups of add-ins, chopped if needed

Directions

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl or food processor. Cube the butter, and add it to the dry ingredients. Combine with a fork,pastry tool or food processor, until the mixture is crumbly. If using a food processor, transfer everything to a bowl once combined. Then pour in the milk and vanilla. Mix until just combined. Add the add-ins. Drop by two tablespoons on to a pan covered with parchment paper. Bake at 425° degrees for 9 minutes. Makes 30 mini scones.

Note: Use cream, whole or 2% milk for best results.

Recipe courtesy of www.thesconeartist.com.

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