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15 Festive Christmas Tea Party Ideas

Hosting a tea party this upcoming holiday season? Do you need some new, fun, and festive recipe ideas? Look no further! There are so many options to help you stay on theme with a Christmas tea party! 

Whether you are hosting the most elegant and distinguished event of the season, or just having a few close friends over for a get-together, this list of 15 ideas will definitely light the holiday spark! From red velvet macarons and fruit cake cookies to Rudolf’s red nose truffles and hot chai tea recipes, there are so many fun and festive ideas here for you to try!

15 Christmas Tea Party Ideas For a Festive Gathering

Vegan Mince Pies

minced pies tea party

Nothing says Christmas like mince pies and this is no exception!  This mince pie recipe includes brandy and dried figs, perfect for the holiday!   You can even decorate the tiny pie crusts with holiday cutouts for the perfect Christmas Tea Party Recipe Idea. 

Red Velvet Macarons

red velvet macarons tea party Christmas

No tea party would be complete without a set of macarons!  These bright red tiny treats are decadent and delicious.  Gel food coloring along with cocoa powder give these their cheery cherry coloring.  They look so gorgeous out on a food table to boot. 

Strawberry Santas

strawberry santas christmas party

Fruit is always a welcome addition to any Christmas tea party table.  These 5-ingredient Santa lookalikes are ideal for a healthy, festive treat!  They’re easy to make and yummy too.  These would also be great for a Christmas themed tea party for kids

Christmas Fruit Cake Cookies

fruitcake cookies

These cookies can include papaya, cherries, plums, and beyond. Your choice!

Earl Gray Yogurt Cake

Earl Gray Cake tea party

This yogurt cake combines black tea and blackberries, yum!  This Earl Gray cake mixes up in one bowl so cleanup is easy and is super moist and delicious.  The jewel-toned glaze makes it look extra elegant and festive on your tea party food table. 

Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

hazelnut linzer cookies

These cookies have a star in the middle, perfect for your tea party spread!  These hazelnut linzer cookies feature two soft linzer cookies sandwiching a hazelnut spread filling and a dusting of powdered sugar.  They look so pretty and are delicious too.

Cranberry Cake

cranberry cake

This unique cranberry cake highlights a seasonal favorite, cranberries!  This delicious addition is just slightly sweet, so it’s perfect with a hot cup of tea.  This recipe also shows you how to make sugared cranberries and rosemary so it’s perfectly garnished for the holiday season. 

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

sweet spicy pecans

These home-roasted pecans are full of flavor and perfect to divide into individual servings!  Spiced nuts just feel like the holidays to me – my grandma always made candied walnuts so this recipe makes me feel all cozy and sentimental.  I love the balance of sweet and spice in these pecans.  They’re the perfect Christmas tea party treat.

Rudolph’s Nose Truffles

christmas truffles

These truffles need to cool in the refrigerator beforehand, ideal for making ahead of time!  These no-bake truffles are yummy balls of chocolate chip cookie dough dipped in festive red chocolate.  Super fun for kids and tasty for adults as well. 

Fir Needle Forest Chai

Christmas holiday chai

This chai tea recipe is spicy and delicious, and can be easily made in a large batch, perfect for larger parties!  This recipe is so winter wonderful and different I can practically guarantee that your guests never will have had it before. 

Mini Wreath Cakes

Christmas wreath cakes

These mini cakes are decorated to look like wreaths, and are also vegan!  If you’re a whiz with the cake decorating supplies, these pretty Christmas wreath cakes will be right up your alley.

Eggnog Linzer Cookies

eggnog Christmas linzer cookies

This cookie recipe is sure to be a hit with any eggnog lover!  Eggnog cream sandwiched between two eggnog cookies will make any fan happy.  The creator of this treat used Christmas tree cutouts, but you could easily use something more simple if you like.  

Hot Spiced Christmas Tea

hot spiced Christmas tea

A Christmas tea party calls for a special holiday tea, and this one definitely fits the bill!  Infused with the holiday flavors of cinnamon, spices, and citrus, this hot tea recipe is a great addition to your party table.  And it makes your whole house smell wonderful!

Candy Cane Macarons:

candy cane macarons

Peppermint flavored macarons are the perfect addition to any Christmas tea party!  Filled with peppermint buttercream and decorated with crushed candy cane pieces, these delicious Christmas tea party morsels are also vegan.

Nutcracker Tea Party

nutcracker tea party Christmas ideas

A festive, Christmas nutcracker-themed tea party to give you some serious holiday inspiration!  From the decorations to the special food, there are tons of ideas in this Christmas Nutcracker themed tea party. 

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