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15 Delicious & Elegant Mini Desserts for a Tea Party

When hosting a classy event, such as a tea party, your guests are going to expect graceful, elegant, and delicious treats to choose from. This can be overwhelming and stressful trying to impress your guests! Thankfully, here are 15 appetizing and flavorful mini desserts recipes that are sure to please even the most finicky of guests!

While the same old desserts can get boring quickly, these recipes will be sure to keep things interesting! From cheesecakes and madeleines to pies and macarons and even mini cannoli cups, these 15 recipes will make any tea party guest impressed beyond belief while keeping your treat spread diverse and delectable! 

15 Ideas for Mini Desserts for a Tea Party to Remember

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes

mini pumpkin cheesecakes

A pumpkin cheesecake trifle perfect for fall and great for any budget!  The fact that these require no baking at all make them super simple to prepare ahead of time.  Anytime you can make something in advance it’s definitely a winner!

Mini Cannoli Cups 

mini cannoli cups tea party

These five-step mini cannoli cups are easy and quick to make but look fabulous!  Super cute mini desserts perfect for a tea party or any fun party occasion. 

Blueberry Tartlets 

blueberry tartlets

Puff pastry, cream cheese icing, and fresh blueberries make for the most beautiful and delicious individual treats for a tea party!  Pretty to look at and easy to eat, these are a perfect mini dessert addition to your tea party table.  I love that you can make them with any seasonal fruit   

Mini Fruit Tarts 

mini fruit tarts for tea party

A perfect addition to any tea party spread, these mini fruit tarts can be customized with any fruits imaginable! These are extra special with homemade crusts.  Such a pretty and yummy addition to your tea party dessert menu. 

Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts 

mini lemon meringue pies

These super easy light and airy meringue tarts only have five ingredients! Lemon meringue is my favorite kind of pie.  Easy to make with phyllo dough, these dramatic tiny desserts look gorgeous and are delicious as well! 

Chocolate Coffee Mousse 

mini chocolate mousse desserts

These mini mousse cups combine dark chocolate and coffee, and only take ten minutes!  The combination of coffee and chocolate is super decadent and delicious.  Garnish them with a ripe berry and they’re beautiful too. 

Mini Pecan Pies 

mini pecan pies

Bourbon and pecans could not be a better pair; these homemade mini pies are sure to be a hit!  Who says pecan pies are only for the holidays!  These are time savers because they’re made with premade pie crusts.  

Raspberry Vanilla Mini Cakes 

mini desserts for tea party raspberry

Layered between creamy vanilla frosting and raspberry jam, these mini cakes are a delicious and graceful way to feed your tea party guests!  This gorgeous mini tea party dessert is a showstopper!

Lemon Curd Tartlets 

lemon curd tartlets

These mini lemon tartlets combine homemade pastry and lemon curd!  The tartness of the lemon curd is a wonderful accompaniment to sweet tea party desserts.  They can be made ahead to make your life easier the day of your tea party. 

Mini Chocolate Tarts 

mini chocolate oreo tarts

Using Oreos for the crust, these no-bake chocolate tarts are quick and easy to make!  I love the deep dark look of the oreo crust and the smooth chocolate filling.  Better make sure you have enough for all your guests and a few extra for good measure. 

Strawberry Shortcake Trifles 

mini shortcake trifles

A perfect combination of fresh strawberries and light angel food cake is sure to be a hit!  These individual strawberry trifles use a store bought angel food cake to make assembling them a breeze.  

Chocolate Macarons with Toffee 

chocolate macarons with toffee

No tea party would be complete without a set of rich and delectable macarons!  Chocolate and toffee are two of my favorite dessert flavors.  These elegant mini dessert macarons are the perfect small, sweet tea party bite. 

Mini Blueberry Pies 

mini blueberry pies

These mini blueberry pies can be made the day before your tea party and are perfect to eat with your hands! These take a little bit longer to prepare, but the juicy, blueberry goodness is a winner.  You could even use store bought pie crusts to make things even easier. 

Strawberry Mini Pavlovas 

mini pavlova for tea party

This pavlova recipe is light and airy, and a great addition to any tea party spread!  Light and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these mini tea party desserts look elegant and taste amazing. 

Blueberry Lemon Madeleines 

lemon blueberry madeleines

An easy and simple blueberry and lemon madeleine recipe dipped in white chocolate!  Lemon and blueberries are a winning combination.  The white chocolate is colored with gorgeous blue butterfly tea powder for a surprising pop of color.

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Don’t forget to add some savory bites to your next tea party menu so you guests have a wide range of delicious options to choose from!