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You’ll Love These Delicious and Healthy Tea Party Menu Ideas!

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!

Two women with tea cups and teapots at a tea house.

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.

Collage of eight low carb tea party food ideas displayed on tiered trays

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!

Plate with blueberry lemon scones on a table set for a keto tea party

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.

Thin sliced cucumber strips rolled up with tuna salad for a low carb appetizer

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.

Tiered stand with keto tea party food including goat cheese cucumber bites and pimento cheese sandwiches

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

Tray of keto foods for an afternoon tea including Campari tomatoes stuffed with pimento cheese

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.

Tiered tray with mini pimento cheese sandwiches on low carb bread for a high tea

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

Tiered stand with keto tea party food including spirals of ham, cheese, and pickled okra

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…)

Plate with egg salad on top of small triangles of keto bread garnished with fresh dill

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

Wood plate with chocolate dipped keto macaroons

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

Vintage plate with food for an afternoon tea from the Ponds Farmhouse blog

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

Large clear glass mug filled with Sweet Tea Bourbon cocktail on a tray with fresh mint and lemons & a bottle of whiskey

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.

With lemon.

It’s so refreshing and is looking like my cocktail for the summer!

Chicken Salad with Grapes Sandwiches | Stacy Ling from Bricks’n’Blooms

Croissants filled with chicken salad with grapes on a plate from Stacy Ling Blog

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

Rosemary Shortbread Crackers cut to look like tea bags from Vintage Home Designs blog

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

Plate with mini croissants stuffed with egg salad from 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

Dessert dish with no bake lemon berry cheesecake cups from Midwest Life and Style Blog

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.

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Connie

Sunday 4th of September 2022

I'm inspired to do a fall tea party with some of your pretty sandwiches. I love using okra for the center of the roll-ups, so cute.

AnnMarie

Monday 5th of September 2022

Thanks so much for reaching out to us about our blog post. A fall tea party sounds like such a fun idea. Please let us know if you have any questions. Have a fabulous party!

Jen

Saturday 30th of April 2022

This sweet tea cocktail is right up my alley. I can't wait to try it. Yum!

AnnMarie

Monday 2nd of May 2022

This was such a fun theme this month! Let us know if you try it. Cheers!!

Rachel

Saturday 30th of April 2022

Anne, Your cocktail recipes sounds yummy. I loved the photo of you and your mom. Always so much fun doing these.

Anne

Saturday 30th of April 2022

Thanks, Rachel! It was fun taste testing to get the perfect ratio!

stacy

Saturday 30th of April 2022

I am loving all of the yummy food ideas! Your tea sounds so good - I def have to make this one! xo

Anne

Saturday 30th of April 2022

Thanks, Stacy! It was so much fun putting this tea party together!