A Candy Christmas Tea at The Farmhouse

Posted by Michelle Leising on

The Farmhouse's Annual Christmas Tea evokes a deep sense of nostalgia providing guests with a warm smile and cheerful heart - not to mention a delightful array of culinary tea treats and festive Christmas decor at every turn.

Tucked at the end of a winding road in Ellerslie, Georgia the old family farmhouse turned restaurant is a favorite go-to for locals year round. However, nothing compares to their Annual Christmas Tea!

Christmas at The Farm House

Welcome to Christmas Tea at The Farmhouse!

Candy Cane Christmas Path

A stroll through the path tucked among candy cane decorations.

Christmas Rooster

Even the rooster is dressed in his Christmas finery!

Vintage Farm Tools Decorated for Christmas

Vintage farm tools are given a festive touch with red ribbons and fresh greenery harkening the Christmas season.


 The Christmas Tea has a different theme every year. The decorations for this tea communicated two words -  "Christmas Candy" delighting the young and young at heart alike! Peppermints and gumdrops tucked among fresh cut greenery trimmed in red ribbons delighted guests upon arrival. Each table adorned with Christmas teaware and finery inviting guests to sit and savor the moment.

Gumdrop Christmas Table Centerpiece

Christmas Tablesetting

A charming Christmas tea table welcomes guests.

Two flavors of Hot Tea were served along with their signature Iced Christmas Tea Punch, which is a closely guarded Farmhouse secret. 

Then the food procession began! The menu included The Farmhouse's signature dish, Hot Chicken Salad, along with Tomato & Dill Soup and a savory Christmas Scone. Next, servers brought a 3 tier tray delighting both the eyes and the appetite. Nestled among the white doilies are tiny tea sandwiches in various shapes and flavors, fresh baked scones with clotted cream and lemon curd, and rich desserts with their own unique "farmhouse" touch. 


Christmas tea sandwiches

fresh baked scones with lemon curd

As with any afternoon tea, the tiniest details are not overlooked.  The Farmhouse staff gave the Christmas Tea table a little something extra special with beautifully decorated 3 tier stands lined with pretty white paper doilies. Plus, look at the darling little gingerbread man skewer!

Christmas wall decor

Even everyday Farmhouse decor was given a bit of Christmas cheer!

apple basket with candy canes

Who knew simply adding candy canes to a bowl of apples could be so pretty? Even I could do this...i think.

 Gingerbread village

One room was decorated with a gingerbread village!

homemade lemon curd guest favors

When the Christmas tea was over, guests were presented with festively adorned bags of homemade lemon curd to take home.

 peppermint and gumdrop christmas table centerpieces

christmas teacup


To experience a Christmas Tea at "The Farmhouse" truly is a gift to share with dear friends. Many ladies groups make it their annual Christmas party tradition to begin the Christmas season!

A fresh green wreath hangs above the front porch swing

The front porch swing is always open!

Christmas stockings on the front porch

Christmas stockings hung inside and out.

The Farmhouse Chimney

Thank you, Farmhouse, for another wonderful memory!

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