Scrumptious Tea Party Desserts to Serve at Your Next Get-Together

Desserts play a crucial role in elevating any tea party or afternoon tea event. With an abundance of options, from classic French macarons to traditional English scones, it's hard to choose.To make your decision easier, we've rounded up our 6 favorite bite-sized sweets that not only taste amazing, but also look stunning on our favorite tiered serving trays and stands made from dainty fine china.

Whether you're hosting a shower, brunch, or tea party-inspired celebration, these crowd-pleasers are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.So, the tough question is, which of these delightful treats will you be serving!?

1. French Macarons

Macarons are a staple in any luxe tea party spread. Known for their delicate, almond-flavored shells and delicious fillings, these French pastries are the perfect light bite of flavor and texture that pairs well with tea or champagne. With a variety of flavors and colors to choose from, macarons are a fun and eye-catching addition to your dessert table.

2. Scones & Biscuits

Scones are a must-have sweet treat for any tea party. These flaky pastries can be made with a variety of flavors, including blueberry, currant, cherry, and chocolate chip. Serve with clotted cream, lemon curd, or your favorite jam for a sweet and savory pairing. For an adorable effect, consider serving toppings out of teacups.

3. Fruit & Cream Tarts

Mini fruit and cream tarts offer a refreshing burst of flavor in an an elegant, bite-sized form and provide the perfect opportunity to incorporate seasonal fruits into your tea party offerings. With their vibrant colors and delicate, flaky crusts, mini tarts make a delicious statement on your tiered cake stand or serving platter. 

4. Madeleines

Madeleines are another superb addition to your tea party spread. These buttery, beautiful, and satisfyingly delicious cakes are a must-have for any tea party. Serve them alongside freshly brewed tea to complete the perfect tea party experience.

5. Petit Fours & Mini Cakes

Petit fours are a true showstopper at any tea party. These delicious bite-sized cakes are a favorite among guests, as they look like small presents and are beautifully arranged on tiered trays. With a variety of flavors to choose from and the option to dress them up with glaze or frosting, petit fours are sure to impress your guests.

6. Cupcakes & Cake Pops

Cupcakes are a crowd-pleaser at any event, including tea parties. With the option to create an array of flavors and designs, cupcakes are a versatile treat that can be displayed on tiered stands for an added touch of sophistication. (There's a reason why 3 tiered stands are also called cupcake stands!) Cake pops are also a fun and less traditional option to serve with your tea party desserts. Made of crumbled cake mix with frosting or other ingredients and then coated with chocolate or glaze. They're delicious and especially popoular with the under 10 crowd.


When hosting a tea party, choose desserts that are both delicious and visually appealing. A tiered tray adds a touch of elegance to your spread and allows you to showcase your favorite treats in a stylish and organized manner. Whether you’re serving fruit tarts, macarons, petit fours, cupcakes, or scones, your guests are sure to be delighted by your sweet and sophisticated presentation. So, gather your friends and enjoy a classic, traditional tea party with these scrumptious, classic desserts.