In need of a menu for an Anne-themed party? If you’re searching for a bill of fare that’s straight from the books, look no further! Each is paired with ideas to recreate the spirit of the meal from the scene.
Tragic Tea with Diana
Anne of Green Gables: Chapter 16
Play Diana’s Roulette by pouring the raspberry cordial and currant wine into unmarked glasses and drinking at random!
Mrs. Barry’s Elegant Tea for Anne
Anne of Green Gables: Chapter 18
Two Kinds of Preserves
Need to apologize to someone? No better way than to inundate them with Victorian baked goods! Make sure to use your very best china set.
Tea for the Allans
Anne of Green Gables: Chapter 21
Three Kind of Cookies
Yellow Plum Preserves
When you invite the most important family in town to tea, you have to go all out. Hopefully, you won’t accidentally swap cold medicine in for vanilla when you’re mixing up the cake.
Miss Lavender’s Tea Party
Anne of Avonlea: Chapter 21
Make a feast for just yourself and your roommate. Wear a fancy dress, preferably with roses printed on it. Friends may drop in unexpectedly and partake, but even if they don’t, eat everything up before bed.
Tea with Mrs. Douglas
Anne of the Island: Chapter 32
Invite a family member’s partner and their friend over to tea and serve them an impossible amount of food.
Miss Cornelia’s State Tea
Anne’s House of Dreams: Chapter 10
Every Kind of Pie You Can Think of (Except Lemon Pie)
Even though you’re making a gajillion pies, only invite two other people.
PICNICS & PARTIES
Hotel Concert Supper
Anne of Green Gables: Chapter 33
Emulate Anne by donning a dress of white organdy, with a little rose in your hair, and wow everyone with a recitation … or do as a rich American does, and “spend your summer at a hotel and wear jewels and low-necked dresses and have ice cream and chicken salad every blessed day.” (I definitely prefer the latter.)
Anne’s Golden Picnic
Anne of Avonlea: Chapter 13
Little Jelly Tarts
Drop Cookies Frosted with Pink & Yellow Icing
Celebrate spring on a warm, sunshiny May day by going for a hike in the woods with your friends. Pack the daintiest things possible and eat in the prettiest spot you can find. Bonus points for dancing around a pool like wood nymphs.
Aunt Mary Maria’s Birthday Party
Anne of Ingleside: Chapter 14
Four Cakes, including Fruit Cake & Orange-Frosted Cocoanut Cake
Throw a party for an unwanted houseguest, lol. Make sure to beautify the table with your “prettiest dishes and the exotic beauty of white and purple iris.” When the guest finally leaves, treat yourself to a fried steak with onions.
Jem’s Rainbow Valley Feast
Rainbow Valley: Chapter 3
If you have Jem’s wilderness survival skills (which I do not), hunt and gather everything except the bread. Use newspaper for a tablecloth.
Anne’s Menu for Mrs. Charlotte E. Morgan
Anne of Avonlea: Chapter 16
Green Peas with a Spoonful of Sugar
Lemon Pie with Whipped Cream
Hold this dinner in honor of your favorite author and wear a white muslin dress. Invite the author too, and hope they show up.
Anne of the Island: Chapter 17
Eat so much that you feel like you might die. Oh wait, that’s what we always do for TG.
A Bang-Up Dinner for Dr. Lennox Carter
Anne of Windy Poplars: Chapters 9 & 10
Serve this dinner when you want to impress a family member’s new significant other.
Anne’s First Christmas Dinner
Anne’s House of Dreams: Chapter 15
Invite your family and close friends, and follow dinner with lots of fun banter and stories around the fireplace.
Aunt Martha’s Doubtful Dinner
Rainbow Valley: Chapter 5
Cold Boiled Mutton
I’m not sure why you’d want to recreate anything Aunt Martha would make, unless it’s to make a more delicious version of it, but I’m genuinely curious to try boiled mutton. If you want to skip ditto, you could have roast beef (make sure to badly underdo it) or a poor roast pet rooster.
Miss Minerva’s Bedtime Snack
Anne of Windy Poplars: Chapter 10
Spend the night in a creepy old house that’s chock-full of family history. Tell gruesome true stories and play parchesi by the fire. Drink the cocoa out of old cups of marvelous thinness and beauty. Bonus points if it’s pouring cats and dogs.
Anne of Ingleside: Chapter 10
Have this comforting snack when something’s been worrying you terribly and you’re finally safe. You deserve it.