Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's a great day for a tea party! Today I am attending one, not hosting one. The hostess has invited guests to a Hawaiian theme tea party lunch.
We are to wear tropical attire, it sounds like a fun party.
I happen to know that this hostess struggles with tea sandwiches. In the past she has made them the day of the party, just before serving them. This meant a long time in the kitchen while her guests waited.
I have encouraged her to make them the day before, wrap them in plastic wrap or put in covered containers, as most hostesses do. I've been told you can even freeze most tea sandwiches, but I haven't tried that myself.
What do you think? Any hints about making tea sandwiches? Please leave a comment!

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I am brand new to this website as of today, 1-18-10. How nice of you to help your hostess. I'm sure it was much appreciated. I too host tea parties in my home so I have some knowledge in making sandwiches. There are many sandwiches that can be made ahead of time, but there are some that MUST be made just prior to eating. If you are serving cucumber or radish sandwiches you will not be able to make them ahead. Either the veggies will wilt and loose their crispness, or the bread will become soggy if made ahead. Never freeze either kind. But yes, most sandwiches can be made a day ahead or the morning of.