Look no further for some amazing tea party menu ideas with recipes that are both delicious and healthy with ways to make them low-carb too!
When I was a little girl I got a cookbook with recipes for a doll’s tea party.
Everything was tiny and so yummy!
My friend Laura and I made almost all the recipes and hosted many doll tea parties, and of course, we enjoyed eating all the little treats.
Then years and years went by without any kind of tea parties.
My bridal shower featured some wonderful tea party foods thanks to my mom and my aunt, and then there was another tea party drought in my life.
Soon after I moved to North Carolina, a tea room opened near my mom, and she was so excited to take me to tea when I came to visit.
The scones, lemon curd, clotted cream, tea sandwiches, and little desserts were all such a treat!
We planned a trip to the tea house almost every time I visited during the summer.
Ironically, this was one of the photos that made me realize I needed to find a healthier lifestyle.
There haven’t been any trips to the tea room for a few years now, so I was excited when our blogging supper club group decided to do a tea party theme!
AnnMarie created a gorgeous table that perfectly combined traditional and rustic elements.
But I wanted to serve up recipes that would fit into my Trim healthy Mama lifestyle.
I prepared eight delicious and healthy recipes that all work for THM or a keto diet.
I’m sharing scones, light bites, lemon curd, tasty desserts, and even a tea-inspired cocktail!
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What to Serve at a Keto Tea Party
One of the first things that come to mind when you go to tea is scones.
Scones are truly made to be transformed into a keto recipe!
I found this recipe for blueberry lemon scones and made a few tweaks (because that’s what I do), and they were delicious.
I can’t wait to share my updated version of this recipe with you!
A Keto Twist on Cucumber Sandwiches
Another recipe people tend to think about when they go to tea is cucumber sandwiches.
I decided to use cucumbers and make them into several keto-friendly tea recipes.
First, I made some tuna salad using plain nonfat Greek yogurt as the binder.
Then I used a vegetable peeler to cut really thin strips of cucumbers. Pat the cucumbers dry with paper towels, then spread the tuna salad on 2/3 of the strip.
Roll the cucumbers up into twists,
If you make these ahead, be sure to store them separately from any other items because the water in the cucumbers will pool in the bottom and could make other items soggy.
I sliced another cucumber into 1/2-inch discs for this next bite-sized recipe.
Combine equal parts of goat cheese and cream cheese and pipe on top of the cucumbers.
A generous sprinkle of Everything Bagel seasoning looks great and tastes even better!
Pimento Cheese Tea Party Ideas
I cut the top off Campari tomatoes and used a grapefruit spoon to scoop out the seeds.
Set the tomatoes upside down on paper towels to drain while you make some pimento cheese.
You can also buy pimento cheese (Palmetto cheese is the best!).
Use a piping tool to fill the tomatoes with pimento cheese and garnish with thinly sliced green onion or chives.
Next, lightly toast a keto-friendly bread and cut off the crusts.
I used this circle cutter to cut my toast.
Spread the toast with more of the pimento cheese.
Since keto bread tends to be dry, I love making these ahead because the pimento cheese improves the texture.
More Savory Keto Sandwiches
There are lots of low carb tortilla options, including these sundried tomato ones.
I love how they add some color to my keto tea party menu!
I spread each tortilla with about 1 Tbsp of jalapeno cream cheese from Philadelphia.
Next, I layered three thin slices of smoked deli ham, and three slices of ultra-thin Provolone cheese.
Pickled okra is the center of these wraps. You can use dill pickles if you prefer, but the pickled okra looks so pretty!
Roll up the tortillas and cut them into 1-inch pieces, discarding the ends (or eat them…)
I made some egg salad and spread it on little triangles of toasted keto bread.
Of course, I cut the crusts off because we’re getting fancy over here.
Some fresh dill makes the little sandwiches look extra.
Sweet Keto Tea Party Treat
For dessert, I made a batch of these keto macaroons.
I wanted them to look extra special, so I melted a bar of 85% dark chocolate and dipped half of each macaroon in the chocolate.
To harden the chocolate, I placed them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and put them in the freezer for 10 minutes.
More Delicious Tea Party Ideas
Spicy Cheese Wafers | The Ponds Farmhouse
Our friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse created a special tea party and is sharing her recipe for Spicy Cheese Wafers.
They look so tasty!
Southern Sweet Tea Cocktail | Simply2Moms
As soon as we knew we were doing a tea party theme this month, I couldn’t wait to create a spiked tea cocktail!
This recipe is a mix between a Bourbon Sweet Tea and a Mint Julep.
It’s so refreshing and is looking like my cocktail for the summer!
Chicken Salad with Grapes Sandwiches | Stacy Ling from Bricks’n’Blooms
Our friend Stacy from Bricks’n’Blooms is sharing her recipe for Chicken Salad with Grapes.
To make this recipe keto-friendly, swap the grapes with golden berries and serve them on these keto croissants.
Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread Crackers | Vintage Home Designs
Our friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs is sharing her recipe for Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread Crackers.
These might not be low carb, but look how adorable they are!
She made them to look like teabags.
I can’t wait to figure out how to make a keto-friendly version of this recipe.
Easy Egg Salad Sandwiches | She Gave It a Go
We’re so happy to have our friend Brendt from She Gave It a Go join us this month as our guest host!
She’s sharing her favorite easy egg salad recipe and it looks so good.
I don’t know about you, but egg salad is one of my favorite lunches and I’m amazed at how many variations there are on this recipe.
You’ll have to check out her secret ingredient!
Classic No-Bake Lemon Berry Cheesecake Cups | Midwest Life & Style
Our friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style is sharing a delicious no-bake Lemon Cheesecake recipe with Fresh Berries.
Lemon has got to be one of the yummiest flavors for cheesecake!
It’s so fresh and the berries are the perfect addition.
Use an almond flour crust like the one in this recipe and substitute your favorite low-carb sweetener for the sugar in the cheesecake to make this a keto-friendly dessert.
More Entertaining Inspiration
Be sure to check out all our entertaining menus. Just click on any of the links below for more tasty recipes.
- Galentine’s Brunch
- St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
- Spring Brunch
- Mexican Fiesta
- Summer Dinner Party
- Patriotic Cookout
- Summer Picnic
- Football Watch Party or Tailgate
- Fall Harvest Dinner
- Friendsgiving Dinner
- Christmas Dinner Party
- New Years’ Eve Dinner Party
- Cozy Winter Dinner
- Italian Dinner Party
- Easter Brunch Menu
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