Posted on January 13 2018
How to Host The Perfect Teatime
Tea parties aren’t just for little kids. It can be fun way to get together with friends, relax & enjoy life at a slower pace. With the right food, drinks & decor your tea party will be a hit! Below are some simple tips on how to host a fabulous teatime.
1.) PREPPING THE MENU
A tea party requires two basic things, tasty treats & tea of course. Foods offered can be simple like, tea sandwiches, bite sized quiches, fruit & cheese, scones, macrons, cupcakes…the choice is up to you!
For tea, serve something special. Don’t just open a box of everyday teabags they can get at the grocery store. Instead opt for loose leaf tea. The flavor will be richer, more complex and unique (and impress your guests!) Serve a few different types of tea so guests have a variety to pick from. Provide condiments like honey, sugar, & milk for guests that like to jazz up their tea.
Get creative and DIY. If crafting isn’t your thing, then look for customizable ones online like Etsy. Send out invites early to give your guests plenty of notice. And let them know if there’s a dress-code. Traditionally tea parties require classy attire & elegant hats, but decide if you want your’s to be fancy or casual!
3.) TABLE SETTING & SUPPLIES
Don’t feel pressured to serve tea in a matching china set. Visit your local thrift store & stock up on unique tea cups & tea pots. Whatever style you decide on, just be sure that the patterns, shapes, colors compliment each other. Decorate the table with fresh flowers, dollies & fun colored napkins. Food can be served on a separate buffet table or where guests will be seating. Decide what will work best for how many guests you’re expecting & the types of food you’re serving.
Lastly, remember it’s your party, so add whatever unique touches you’d like. The goal is to create a relaxing atmosphere where guests can unwind, chat, and enjoy the afternoon together.