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Welcoming autumn is a joyous time of the year, and hosting an October Afternoon Tea is a beautiful way to celebrate its arrival with a tea menu highlighting the best of fall’s bounty.
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On cooler, crisp days, vibrant leaves in red, yellow, and orange hues flutter in an October breeze, lining pathways with its splendor.
Gathering with friends around a tea table leaden with the season’s bounty is a memorial way to mark the season. It doesn’t need to be complicated or over-burdensome. Because what will be remembered is the camaraderie of sipping warm tea with friends, sharing life’s snippets, and bringing joy to those around you.
And the tea table offerings? We have a few October perfect ideas I hope you will love.
What to Serve for an October Afternoon Tea
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 simple month teatime is offering one type of scone, three savory options, and three sweet offerings, which will fill most tiered stands.
October Afternoon Tea
Settings for an October tea table can be as simple as a collection of seasonal fruit, like pears, apples, mini pumpkins, and fall leaves. Or as spectacular as this fall centerpiece filled with nature’s bounty.
October Afternoon Tea Menu
Begin your October Tea with a selection of savories. Here are some ideas:
- Cucumber Creme Fraiche Tea Sandwiches
- Butternut Crostini
- Caramelized Leek and Bacon Quiche
- Butternut Squash Proscuitto Canapes
A scones course is essential to teatime. I like to serve a simple, “plain” scone along with a seasonal offering:
These seasonal ingredients are especially lovely in the fall.
May you have a beautiful month and enjoy teatime whenever possible!
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