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Re: Afternoon tea reception for 75
Posted by Chef David on 11/29/2009, 4:19 pm, in reply to "Afternoon tea reception for 75"
I think you can cut back on the sandwiches ..2 of each is plenty! Thats 1.5 whole sandwiches per person. Egg Salad always popular (ours has chopped Dill Pickle)...not so much the Cucumber. Chick Saled gets my vote. We do our with chopped celery and red onion. What about Tuna? Just so many choices. |
Probably don't need cookies. Mini Quiche?
: Hi, if anyone has any experience throwing an
: afternoon tea for a wedding reception, or
: any creative ideas, I'd love to hear them.
: We're going for more food than a traditional
: tea and are trying to stay on a budget.
: My menu brainstorms so far:
: 1. 3 kinds of tea sandwiches including
: cucumber, chicken or ham salad, and either
: egg or a seafood salad (2.5 pieces per
: person of each)
: 2. shrimp mandarin salad with cashews served
: over lettuce (a bit pricey perhaps, but it's
: an old favorite that we both enjoy)
: 3. 2 kinds of scones (raisin and either
: blueberry or raspberry?) -- smallish? allow
: 1.5 per person?
: 4. homemade lemon curd
: 5. faux devonshire cream (made with whipping
: cream and cream cheese)
: 6. pasta salad (with pesto?)
: 7. fresh fruit
: 8. sparkling cider for the toast (1 glass
: per person)
: 9. assorted teas, hot chocolate, and punch
: 10. wedding cake
: + quiche?
: + tea cookies?
: Any suggestions on the menu and/or
: quantities and serving sizes would be most
: If we do decide to go with the tea, I'm
: thinking of having friends scour thrift
: shops and buy interesting tea cups and
: teapots, so that each person gets a their
: own cup to take home and one person per
: table gets to take home the teapot for the
: table (place a dot under one chair per
: table, and whoever sits there gets the
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