Little Women at Tea

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 1pm

Bunbury’s Tea Room at Elk Forge Inn


“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,’ grumbled Jo, lying on the rug”

little women at teaA pre-Christmas Victorian Tea Party Honoring Louisa May Alcott’s beloved tale


First    –  “As Christmas approached, the usual mysteries began to haunt the house..”

Second   –  “Filled with a housewifely wish to see her storeroom stocked with homemade preserves she undertook to put up her own currant jelly.”   Good Wives Ch. 2

Plum Scones, Vanilla Scones and Popovers served with Jelly, Cream and Homemade Lime Curd

Third  –   “Her hot cheeks cooled a trifle, and she drew a long breath as the pretty glass plates went round, and everyone looked graciously at the little rosy islands floating in a sea of cream.” Little Women Ch. 11

Strawberry Soup with Cream   –   Asparagus Salad

Fourth  –  “Oh there’s corned beef and plenty of potatoes, and I shall get some asparagus and lobster ‘for a relish’ as Hannah says.” Little Women Ch. 11

Lobster Salad; Biscuits with Country Ham; Corned Beef on Potato Rounds; Falling Leaves Tea Sandwich; Apple Harvest Tea Sandwich

Fifth –  “There was ice cream, actually two dishes of it, pink and white, and cake and fruit and distracting French bonbons” Little Women Ch 2

Ice Cream Pink and White; Gingerbread Cake with blanc mange; French Bonbons; Sugarplums; Shaker Lemon Tarts

Farewell “Muffs”


“These turnovers were an institution, and the girls called them ‘muffs’—for they had no other and found the hot pies very comforting to their hands on cold mornings.” Little Women Ch. 4



$30 /pp (limited seating)

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wayfarer’s House, a local women & children’s shelter.

Bunbury’s Tea Room at Elk Forge Inn  

807 Elk Mills Rd, Elkton, MD 21921