Preparing an all vegan, mostly raw high tea for my daughter's bridal shower was just the excuse I needed to fill the house with flowers and colorful delicious food. Tea time was a very important time of day as a child growing up in Zimbabwe. Not because I loved tea but because there were usually treats to go along with the tea. I have been taking my daughter to tea at a Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis since she was a little girl and I have hosted several tea parties at my home. This was the first vegan tea party I have hosted.
Invitations went out encouraging the guests to wear hats- which just added a touch of fun. My nieces got busy coming up with fun games to play and my daughters future mother-in-law got very creative with beautiful party favors. I was able to focus on the food, beverages and flowers.
On the food menu I had;
- Black Bean Brownies
- Fruit Tart with Cashew Cream
- Chocolate Avocado Mousse Tart
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
- Watermelon "Cupcakes"
- Cucumber Bites with Cashew Cheese
- "Egg Salad" Sandwiches
- Cucumber Sandwiches
- Scones with Jam and "Cream"
- Raw Truffles
On the beverage menu I had;
- Hot tea (of course)
- Iced tea
- Watermelon Basil Juice
- Sparkling water
I had made black bean brownies two weeks in advance and frozen them. Early in the week I made the fruit tarts with a cashew cream that I put in the freezer. too I made the chocolate avocado mousse tart two days in advance and stored that in the refrigerator. The day before the tea I made all the truffles and then everything else I made on the morning of the party with the help of my sons girlfriend.
It was a was a lovely afternoon and I am happy to say that there was very food little left over so it must have been enjoyed by all. The best part was that my house was clean and full of flowers. I will link the recipes as soon as I have each of them up so please check back. In the meantime put on the kettle and "pinkies up!".