Iron your finest linens, dust off the china and polish your silver. Then invite a few girlfriends over for a tasteful tea…it's a fun-filled way to spend an afternoon!

Have hot Sunburst Spiced Tea ready as guests arrive. This delicious drink is fabulously flavored with orange and lemon zest and a blend of spices.

Finger sandwiches are synonymous with tea parties. So offer an appealing assortment, including Tuna Tea Sandwiches, Savory Cucumber Sandwiches and Nutty Chicken Sandwiches. (All recipes shown below.)

A selection of sweets—like Blueberry Pecan Scones, Green Tea Citrus Sorbet, Pecan Sandies and Almond Petits Fours—round out the mid-afternoon menu.



Ladies' Luncheon Recipes


Tuna Tea Sandwiches

Tuna Tea Sandwiches

A friend brought tuna sandwiches to a picnic years ago. I never got the recipe from her, but these Tuna Tea Sandwiches are close and just as delicious!
—Lisa Sneed, Bayfield, Colorado


Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Italian salad dressing easily flavors this simple spread. Serve it as a dip with crackers and veggies or use it as a sandwich filling in Savory Cucumber Sandwiches.
—Carol Henderson, Chagrin Falls, Ohio


Nutty Chicken Sandwiches

Nutty Chicken Sandwiches

Crushed pineapple gives these Nutty Chicken Sandwiches a bit of sweetness, while pecans add a bit of crunch.
—Nancy Johnson, Laverne, Oklahoma


Sunburst Spiced Tea

Sunburst Spiced Tea

We used oranges and lemon to lend a lovely citrus flavor to ordinary black tea in this Sunburst Spiced Tea recipe.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Blueberry Pecan Scones

Blueberry Pecan Scones

These Blueberry Pecan Scones are great any time of year using fresh or frozen blueberries. I serve them alone as a snack or as part of a meal.
—Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida


Almond Petits Fours

Almond Petits Fours

Dainty, bite-sized cakes are often the highlight of a ladies' luncheon. We share our mouthwatering version in this Almond Petits Fours recipe.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen



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