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October Afternoon Tea Recipes and Menu Inspirations

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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.

Royal Crown Derby teacup for an October Afternoon Tea
Olde Avesbury Royal Crown Derby | credit: teatimemagazine.com

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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

Placesettings for an Octobers Afternon Tea
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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.

Fall centerpiece for an October teatime table
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October Afternoon Tea Menu

Savory Course

Begin your October Tea with a selection of savories. Here are some ideas:

Scones Course

A scones course is essential to teatime. I like to serve a simple, “plain” scone along with a seasonal offering:

Sweets Course

These seasonal ingredients are especially lovely in the fall.

May you have a beautiful month and enjoy teatime whenever possible!

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Welcoming autumn is a joyous occasion, and hosting an October Afternoon Tea is a beautiful way to celebrate its arrival!

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