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Savor the warmth and charm of the season with November Afternoon Tea Recipes. Add a touch of simple elegance to a month of gratitude and thanksgiving by creating memorable moments with a gathering of friends and family around your tea table.
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As the crisp winds of November sweep through our lives, we find ourselves enveloped in the spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving. In the heart of this enchanting season, we invite you to assemble your dearest friends and cherished family around the tea table, where fragrant brews and delectable morsels await.
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”
—Henry David Thoreau
Our November Afternoon Tea Recipes and sumptuous, November menu ideas are designed to help you craft a simple and memorable gathering, setting the stage for cherished moments and warmly ushering in the upcoming holiday season.
The menu is simple and designed to celebrate the essence of Thanksgiving and the joy of sharing.
“Ah! On Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South come the pilgrim and guest…”
—The Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier
What to Serve for a November Afternoon Tea
As we transition into chillier days, my November Afternoon Tea menu also transitions to warmer flavors and heartier foods, celebrating a month of ample blessings.
Below, you will find recipe links and a sample menu for a fall-themed afternoon tea. While I’ve listed several ideas for three tea courses (savory, scone, and sweets), pair the menu down or add to it depending on your invited guests.
A good rule of thumb for serving an Easy Afternoon Tea is offering one to two types of scones, three savory options, and three sweet offerings, which will fill most tiered stands.
November Afternoon Tea
A November Afternoon Tea setting can be as simple as a collection of seasonal fruit, bundles of rustic wheat sheaves, warmly colored linens, twinkling votives, and the rustic charm of brown transferware like Spode’s Delamere Brown.
Or an elegant and exquisite serving in the dining room with spectacular florals and your favorite china servings.
Afternoon Tea Menu Ideas
November Afternoon Tea Menu
Begin your November Tea Party with a selection of savories. Here are some ideas:
- Sweet Potato Soup
- Kale Pecan Pesto Turkey Tea Sandwiches
- Salmon Salad Tea Sandwiches
- Ginger-Orange Wild Rice Salad
- Turkey and Stuffing Canapes
A scones course is essential to teatime. I like to serve a simple, “plain” scone along with a seasonal offering, and for November, it almost has to be pumpkin.
These seasonal ingredients are especially lovely during Thanksgiving.
SAVORIES COURSE RECIPE IDEAS
SCONES COURSE RECIPE IDEAS
SWEETS COURSE RECIPE IDEAS
Foundations of Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea Ideas
- Queen Elizabeth Afternoon Tea Recipes
- Taking Afternoon Tea Like the British
- How to Brew Earl Grey Tea
- Favorite 3 Tier Stand for Afternoon Tea
- Shop Teatime Favorites
Seasons of Afternoon Tea
- Easy Harvest Afternoon Tea
- An Autumn Afternoon Tea: Celebrating a Glorious Season
- An Easy Scottish Afternoon Tea to Remember
- Hosting a Christmas Afternoon Tea
- A Winter Afternoon Tea for Chilly, Snowy Days
- Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea
- Easy Irish Afternoon Tea
- Spring Afternoon Tea: Easy Recipes and Ideas
- A Mother’s Day Tea Party
- Easy Summer Afternoon Tea Recipes and Ideas