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Need menu planning help for Bridal Shower/Tea Party/Light Luncheon!

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Need menu planning help for Bridal Shower/Tea Party/Light Luncheon!

DanaB | | Apr 7, 2008 07:14 PM

Hi all,

I'm helping to throw a bridal shower later this month, and need help with the menu planning. There will be around 12 in attendance (or, maybe I should say, 10-15), and it will be held on a Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. One of the co-hosts wanted to do a formal tea, but given the hour of day, I think a combination tea/light luncheon is more appropriate. Here's what I'm planning (and where I need help):

Three varieties of tea sandwiches (2 dozen of each):

Sesame-crusted chicken salad tea sandwiches (from Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook)

Smoked salmon with lemon-caper cream on mini bagels

A vegetarian sandwich -- need help here! There's a recipe on Martha Stewart's website for a "yolk butter and asparagus" tea sandwich which sounds good (it's basically a modified egg salad with asparagus), or maybe something more basic, like radish/watercress/butter sandwiches? Or maybe a cheese/chutney or the like. Any ideas?
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Two quiches (each cut into 8 slices):

One quiche lorraine

One spinach quiche
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Scones with jam and clotted cream (I will have plain and ginger, about 2 dozen total)
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Fruit salad (something simple, like this recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
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Lemon bars and Cinnamon-nut bars
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A small chocolate mousse cake (the bride is a chocolate lover)
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For beverages:

Two types of tea (an english breakfast tea and an herb/fruit tea) with option to add cream, sugar, honey and lemon.

Mimosas or bellinis

Sparkling water
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First, does this seem like the right amount and combination of food? Do you think I should add a fourth tea sandwich? Do you think I should add a green salad? Are there enough sweet options? Any other ideas or things I am forgetting?

Thanks so much for any and all assistance! :-)

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