The Best Bridgerton Themed Party Menu

I’m so excited to start creating the section of Flavour of the Film where I provide themed menus for all of your movie night and themed party needs! For my first instalment, I have created a Bridgerton themed party menu ready for the release of season three, part two. Read on for tips and recipes catered to create your very own Bridgerton inspired afternoon tea!

Colin and Penelope sitting side by side, in deep conversation in the garden.
Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton in Bridgerton Season 3, Part 1. Image sourced from IMDb.

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Bridgerton

Dearest gentle reader,

The timing works out for my first menu here on Flavour of the Film. It’s mere days until the second part of Bridgerton’s third season is released, which means just a few days to prep all of the snacks and tasty foods for our Bridgerton viewing sessions/parties!

Those of you who have read the recipe post for my Bridgerton inspired celebration cake will know that I think very highly of this show. Clearly, I’m not the only one. Netflix’s viewing statistics prove that, as does the climbing popularity of my Bridgerton inspired cake recipe! 

Exciting times, friends.

Adjoa Andoh and Regé-Jean Page in Bridgerton Season 1. Image sourced from IMDb.

Bridgerton Themed Party

I love a themed party, it has to be said. I also love afternoon tea and my Bridgerton inspired party menu brings the essence of a classic British afternoon tea.

I’ve made the menu graphic downloadable, so that you can print it out and display it if you choose to! You can find this at the bottom of the page. 

As you can see from this menu, I have designed it to include traditional afternoon tea pieces, as well as a couple of items directly connected to Bridgerton

Bridgerton inspired party menu (text on the image listed below image).

Here is the text on the menu, just in case you prefer to see it in plain text rather than in an image:

Bridgerton Themed Menu

Finger sandwiches

Cucumber & mint on granary bread

Coronation chicken on white bread

Salmon & dill purée on brioche

Sweet Treats

Classic scones with clotted cream & berry jam

Mille-feuille (vanilla slice)

Honey biscuits

Drinks

Pot of tea i.e. English Breakfast, Earl Grey or Hibiscus

Elderflower presse

Lemon water

Best part about this menu?

It can be customised to your taste, friends. If you’re after more options, I’ve listed a few below that I have either eaten for afternoon tea, or have seen included in varying selections. Plus, keep reading to find recipes for the treats I have listed in my Bridgerton inspired party menu!

A very elegant afternoon tea displayed on a table in front of a large arched window, on a sunny day at Blenheim Palace, England.
A classic afternoon tea I had at Blenheim Palace. Copyright Flavour of the Film.

Honey biscuits

The eagle eyed among you will have already deciphered which items I have included that are inspired by Bridgerton directly. Just in case you want confirmation, I’ll explain.

Honey biscuits are inspired by the bee theme that runs throughout. No spoilers here, of course. Bees have a direct link to the Bridgerton family, so honey was a natural choice. That’s biscuits a.k.a cookies, for my American friends. Just so we’re clear!

A great recipe for honey biscuits that I have found is by Lucy of Bake Play Smile. I’ve adapted it slightly and listed her recipe below:

Honey biscuits recipe

Ingredients

  • 175g [6.25 oz] unsalted butter    softened
  • 220g [1 cup + 1 tbsp] caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 90g [¼ cup] honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon  optional
  • 340g [2 cups + 2 tbsp] self raising flour
  • Pinch of sea/rock salt

Method

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the egg and beat in until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the honey, vanilla and cinnamon and beat in until fully incorporated.
  4. Fold in the flour and salt. It will be quite soft.
  5. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.
  6. Preheat your oven to 180°C [350°F] or 160°C fan. Line 2 – 3 baking trays with greaseproof paper/baking parchment.
  7. Spoon and roll the dough into roughly the size of a large marble (around 1 tbsp). Place each ball of dough onto the lined trays, leaving 5 cm in between each one to allow room for spreading.
  8. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Once baked, leave on the trays to continue baking and to cool fully. Alternatively, leave on the trays for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. These biscuits will last for 4+ days when stored in an airtight container, but will likely soften over time.
The Duke and Daphne linked arms at a ball, smiling at one another.
Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton Season 1. Image sourced from IMDb.

Mille-feuille

The other treat included in my Bridgerton themed party menu that is directly linked to the show is mille-feuille. Yes, friends. The treat that was created especially in season three, part one for Francesca’s highly stationed potential suitor. 

Mille-feuille is a sweet dish that involves layers of puff pastry stacked with pastry cream in between each pastry layer and topped with icing and feathered chocolate. It’s often known as vanilla slice or custard slice here in the U.K., and Napoleon (if almond cream is used) to my North American friends.

Don’t stress, friends. I’m not saying that you need to make it yourself. It’s a delicate French sweet treat which can actually be store bought in many places. However, you absolutely can make it yourself. 

Whether that be by using ready made pastry (I encourage this!), or by making your own puff pastry.

A great recipe for making your own mille-feuille is this one by John of Preppy Kitchen. If you’re looking to make your own mille-feuille for your Bridgerton inspired party, I recommend following a recipe like this one that uses pre-made pastry! 

It’s much less faff, which is just what you want when putting together an afternoon tea or watch party feast!

Kate and Anthony posed to dance together: Kate's back against Anthony's chest, arms crossed and hands held. Their connection is palpable.
Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey in Bridgerton Season 2. Image sourced from IMDb.

Classics

The rest of my menu is inspired by traditional afternoon tea treats. Treats including a firm favourite of mine: scones with clotted cream and jam. Ooohoooo. Delicious.

As mentioned in recipes like my Bridgerton inspired cake; One Piece tangerine pastry treats and my Barbie celebration cake, I love making my own jam. It makes whatever bake you eat the jam with that much more satisfying.

You can make your own or buy your favourite kind. It’s completely up to you! Support your local farm shop or jam-maker if you can. The quality will be top-notch. If you aren’t into jam, I can tell you that honey with clotted cream on a scone is next level.

A jar of homemade raspberry jam.
A jar of my homemade raspberry jam. Copyright Flavour of the Film.

Jam Recipe

Ingredients

  • 250g [around 8.75 oz] raspberries or strawberries
  • 250g [8.75 oz] granulated or jam sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Method

  1. Wash the fruit, then pour it into a heavy based saucepan over a medium heat. Mash the fruit up with a fork or potato masher. Leave some fruit pieces a little larger if preferred.
  2. If you want your (raspberry) jam seedless, push the now mashed raspberries through a sieve and into a bowl. Discard the seeds and place the seedless mashed fruit back into the saucepan.
  3. Pour in the sugar and stir in until dissolved.
  4. Squeeze in the lemon juice and stir in.
  5. Turn the heat up higher and bring to the boil. Allow the mixture to boil over a medium to high heat for 10 minutes. 
  6. To test if your jam is ready, spoon a small amount of jam onto a cold, clean bowl or plate and leave for a moment or two. Then, press your finger into it. If the jam feels set and squidgy, it’s ready. If it’s still runny and liquid like, cook it for a few more minutes then test again.
  7. When your jam is ready, pour it into a clean jar and leave to cool for a couple of hours.
A collection of fruit and plain homemade scones on a baking tray.
My homemade fruit and plain scones. Copyright Flavour of the Film.

Scones

No matter how you pronounce it, scones are delicious. Fruit scones, plain scones, scones with butter, scones with cheese, scones with clotted cream (always clotted cream!) and jam or coulis. 

I love a good scone and no afternoon tea is complete without them. According to recorded history, scones originated in Scotland back in the 16th century. So, they’ve been around! Including during the Regency era that Bridgerton is set in.

You can buy scones (known as biscuits to my American friends) from most bakeries and supermarkets, but they are so easy to make yourself. My go-to recipe is either a Mary Berry one or this one by Cassie Best for BBC Good Foods. I have adapted the latter for you below. 

This recipe makes four scones, but I usually double it to make at least 8 for the many mouths I feed in this house.

My homemade scone on a plate topped with clotted cream and jam. One half of the scone had a bite taken out of it and looks like a crescent moon.
My homemade scone with clotted cream and homemade raspberry jam. Copyright Flavour of the Film.

Scones Recipe

Ingredients

  • 175ml [5.75 oz] milk
  • Squeeze lemon juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g [2 cups + 3 tbsp] self raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 85g [3 oz] unsalted butter  cold and cubed
  • 100g [3.5 oz] sultanas  optional 
  • 1 beaten egg to glaze

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C [425°F] or 200°C fan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder and mix with a wooden spoon until evenly distributed. 
  3. Rub the cubes of butter with your fingers into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs, or until no butter is obviously visible. Set aside.
  4. In a heatproof bowl or jug, pour in the milk and microwave for 30 seconds until warm but not hot. Add the lemon juice and vanilla and stir in briefly.
  5. Place a bare baking tray in the oven to heat up. If you want to use a sheet of baking parchment/greaseproof paper, cut a piece and keep it to one side while the tray heats up.
  6. Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients & butter mix. Pour the milk mix into the well, then use a cutlery knife to bring the mixture together roughly.
  7. Sprinkle a generous amount of flour onto a clean work surface and pour your dough out onto it. Pull and then bring the dough together with your hands – add more flour here if needed – then fold it in and over itself 2 – 3 times until it is smoother.
  8. Pat the dough out until it is around 4 cm in depth. Alternatively, use a rolling pin to gently roll it out to the same depth.
  9. Using a smooth-edged 5 cm round cookie cutter dipped in flour, cut out four scones. You may need to press together the remaining dough to get all four of your scones cut into shape.
  10. Retrieve the not hot tray (using an oven glove!) from the oven. Lay your sheet of baking parchment/greaseproof paper over it if desired.
  11. Turn your scones upside down and lay them on the hot baking tray. Quickly brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg.
  12. Bake on the middle shelf for 10 minutes, until risen and golden on the top. You can eat them warm from the oven or leave to cool before dressing in clotted cream and jam!
Four finger sandwiches on a cream plate: two salmon mousse rolls and one cream cheese and two cucumber and cream cheese on wholemeal bread.
Finger sandwiches at Blenheim Palace. Copyright Flavour of the Film.

Finger Sandwiches

The savoury section of an afternoon tea selection! The flavours and combinations that I have chosen for my Bridgerton themed party menu are classic combinations, but are easily customisable.

For the veggies, egg and cress with mayonnaise is a tried and tested favourite in afternoon tea displays. As is straight up cucumber! Don’t knock it ‘til you try it, friends. I would also recommend a cheese and pickle (i.e. Branston) which is another classic combo. 

If you don’t fancy including the honey biscuits but want to incorporate honey, whip up some adorable honey sandwiches on white bread! Winnie the Pooh would approve.

The Bridgerton siblings waiting in the entrance hall for Daphne to descend the stairs, ready for her societal debut.
Claudia Jessie, Luke Thompson, Luke Newton, Florence Hunt, Will Tilston and Ruby Stokes in Bridgerton Season 1. Image sourced from IMDb.

For the vegans, any alternative you love can be included. For example, roasted red peppers with hummus would be unbelievably tasty. If the sandwiches are cut into rectangles or cute little circles, they’ll fit right into an afternoon tea selection.

For my fellow pescatarians, tuna and sweetcorn is usually a hit. For something you may not usually have, how about shredded or puréed crab? The salmon purée that I have included in my Bridgerton inspired menu is about as bougie as it gets (besides lobster) and is so easy to make. 

Salmon Purée Recipe

Ingredients

  • 110g [4 oz] cream cheese
  • 200g [around 7 oz] smoked salmon
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Finely chopped dill

Method

  1. In a food processor, blitz the salmon and cream cheese until smooth. Add the lemon juice and blitz again.
  2. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste and mix through.
  3. Add the dill and blitz again. Alternatively, spoon or spread the purée onto your chosen bread, then top with the chopped dill.

For those that enjoy their meat, the coronation chicken option is iconic, but you can branch out with other meats. Ham and pickle, ham and mustard, beef and horseradish. Anything that can be delicately laid on top of bread with a garnish will work. 

Fruit scones with clotted cream and jam beside a pot and cup of Earl Grey tea.
Scones with clotted cream & jam beside a pot of Earl Grey tea at Blenheim Palace. Copyright Flavour of the Film.

Drinks

Lastly, when it comes to drinks, go for your favourites. Hot or cold, it’s whatever takes your fancy. 

Tea is a classic, but it doesn’t have to be a black tea. English Breakfast is a traditional black tea favourite, but you can serve any sort of herbal or green tea instead. Earl Grey is a black tea that I love and I recently tried a hibiscus tea as part of an afternoon tea, which is why I have included both in my Bridgerton party menu.

If you aren’t a tea person, go for coffee if that’s your thing. Elderflower presse fits the Bridgerton themed party brief and is delicious, but you can swap it out for your favourite fizz. 

I haven’t listed alcohol on the menu deliberately, but that doesn’t mean you can’t offer a cheeky glass of prosecco or champagne with your Bridgerton themed afternoon tea. Just make sure you include water like lemon water as listed in my Bridgerton party menu. Stay hydrated, friends.

Whatever you decide, make it elegant and dainty.

Queen Charlotte clapping, with Lady Bridgerton, Lady Danbury, Francesca Bridgerton with a suitor on either side of the Queen.
Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuvel, Hannah Dodd & David Mumeni in Bridgerton Season 3, Part 1. Image sources from IMDb.

Bridgerton Themed Party Menu

There you have it, friends. My themed menu inspired by Bridgerton. I hope you use it as guidance and inspiration, or follow it as is and love it. Either way, I hope that you have the best homemade afternoon tea or Bridgerton watch party you could have hoped for!

Let me know in the comments what your favourite afternoon tea treats are and if you’re holding your own Bridgerton themed party!

Happy baking, happy eating!

Download and print my Bridgerton themed menu here:

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