Spice Up Halloween with an Autumn Tea Party

This post is sponsored by Teavana and inspired by their tasty Autumn teas.
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Fall has always been my favorite season. Besides football and cozy cuddles, it’s the time of year that we spend afternoons outside in the neighborhood reconnecting with our friends and enjoying the fresh air. Inspired by the flavors of Autumn, like Teavana’s Spiced Apple Cider and Pumpkin Spice Bruleé teas, we hosted a Halloween pre-party. A place for the kids to gather before hitting up the neighbors, and a place for the grown-ups to catch their breath, reconnect, and have something warm (or refreshing!) to drink.

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Why not throw together some tasty bites and beverages, send out a few of our free printable invites, pull together a no-fuss craft project and spend some time making memories with your favorite friends and neighbors? You can even get a sweet discount on all the beautiful and delicious teas and accessories featured here with the code: Prudent10off30 at Teavana.com

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These ideas and recipes are so effortless that you will even be able to enjoy your own party. Cheers!

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Invite your guests with our free printable invite (right-click or control-click image below, save to desktop + print.) It’s so special to get a real invite in the mail, isn’t it?
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And then start planning your menu. Let’s start with the cocktail, shall we?

Spiced Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail (makes 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Teavana Spiced Apple Cider  tea sweetened with Teavana Perfectea rock sugar – Chilled
  • 1 shot brandy
  • Splash Champagne (or any sparkling wine)
  • Apple slices, cinnamon sticks + Perfectea rock sugar – for garnish.

Instructions:

  1. Mix tea and brandy and split between 4 champagne glasses. We love this Saucer style for a champagne cocktail!
  2. Top with a splash of champagne.
  3. Drop some rock sugar in the bottom for bubbly flair.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice. Enjoy!

Pretty_Prudent_Teavana-0316For your guests that enjoy their tea straight-up, brew a pot of each tea. Tip: Use the Teavana Perfect TeaMaker for a great pot every time.

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Aren’t these teas pretty enough to put on display? At this point your entire house smells like Autumn.

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To help people keep track of their tea cup, I made simple bracelets by stringing beads and tassels on elastic and looping them around the mug handle.

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They make a simple + sweet favor for your friends. You can even hang them on your tea pot handle to keep track of flavors.

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Now for these tasty little bites.

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Polenta with Pumpkin Spice Bruleé Honey + Cheese

Ingredients:

  • Packaged polenta
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 8 oz Honey
  • 3 Tbsp Pumpkin Spice Bruleé tea split between two pieces of cheesecloth tied with twine
  • Slivers of Asiago cheese – garnish

Instructions:

  • Place the honey in a double boiler and add the tea packets. Tip – tie the twine to the pot handle for easy removal later.
  • Heat for 40 minutes on a low /medium flame (The water in the double boiler should be at a light simmer.) Stir every few minutes. Cool.
  • Cut the polenta into 1/2″ slices. Tip: Cut the slices with a festive pumpkin cookie cutter!
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the polenta 3-4 minutes each side. Drain on a paper towel.
  • Drizzle each polenta with Pumpkin Spice Bruleé Honey and add a sliver of Asiago.
  • Serve warm or room temp.

Next up:

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Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Spice Skewers

Ingredients:

  • Seared Chicken Apple Sausage slices
  • Cubes of sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sweet Sausage Tortelloni cooked per packaging instructions in Pumpkin Spice Bruleé tea instead of water + drizzled with EVOO
  • Cubes of Honeycrisp apple
  • Fresh sage leaves – garnish

Instructions:

  • Stack up the elements on skewers and serve warm or room temp.

teavana halloween tea partyTo make these pretty broomstick skewers and frilly toothpicks, cut a strip of French crepe paper 3-5″ wide x 1″ tall. Snip with the grain across top, Pinch fringe to add volume. Add a line of glue across bottom. Wrap tightly around skewer or toothpick.

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Set up a tray of tempting candy apples. Make them or buy them, we wont tell. wink.

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While you are enjoying a cup with your friends, keep the kids busy with a craft. Just set out some paint pens and pumpkins and let them decorate. Tip: Learn from my mistakes, cover your table with newspaper.  Pretty_Prudent_Teavana-0094

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Send your guests off to trick 0r treat with a to-go cup of tea.

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Although they may be having such a good time that they decide to stay!

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Visit Teavana online and receive $10 off of a purchase of $30 or more with the code: Prudent10off30
Valid at teavana.com from 10/2 -10/31

Special thanks to:
Photographer: Justin James
Models: Amber, Sandy, Clare, Quinn, Ramona, Gordon, Aliana and Beckett
Select wardrobe by Kapital K and Anthropologie

This post is sponsored by Teavana and inspired by their tasty Autumn teas.

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13 Comments

Amber

Had such a great time at the party! Such a fun spin on Halloween for adults. Plus Ramona had a ton of fun coloring those pumpkins!

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Katja | Shift Ctrl Art

LOVE this post. So many gorgeous pictures. And I love a good tea party. It was great seeing a stylish one like this. Love Amber and Ramona. Fabulous models all around!! 🙂 And that cocktail: tea, brandy AND champagne. I will have to try that!!

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Nancy Saccoccio

Hmmm, I have to ask. Would you possibly have a good recipe for a mar-tea-ni?
Love this post!

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Jeanne

Oh jeez, Pumpkin Spice Bruleé tea?! I had no idea that even existed and now I feel compelled to buy armfuls of them. (I hate it when these brands make an amazing seasonal drink and only let us get it for a short while!) Seriously I’m getting some asap. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Maggie

Living in Los Angeles, it’s really hard to get into the fall spirit when it still feels like summer. This has inspired me and will be so much fun, all my neighbors and friends are gathering for a trick or tea party! Thank you!

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