how to host a tea party

how to host a tea party

How to Host a Tea Party

Hosting a tea party doesn’t need to be a complicated affair. With a little bit of planning and some help from your best friends, hosting a successful tea party can be a fun experience.

Plan the Menu

The most important thing to consider when planning your tea party is the menu. Here are some suggestions for items that make for a delicious tea time treat:

  • Sandwiches – Sandwiches make a great addition to any tea party. Consider making classic sandwiches like Ham and Cheese sandwiches, Egg salad sandwiches, or even finger sandwiches like Cucumber sandwiches.
  • Baked Goods – A selection of baked goods such as scones, muffins, cupcakes or doughnuts makes a great accompaniment to your tea.
  • Savoury Snacks – Add some extra flavour to your tea party by providing savoury accompaniments like olives, cheese, crackers and chips.
  • Sweet Treats – Include some sweet treats to your selection of snacks. Consider providing some chocolates, cookies or cakes.

Choose the Tea

A tea party isn’t complete without the tea. Consider what type of tea is your guests’ favourite and provide a selection for everyone to enjoy. It’s not just about the variety; also keep in mind how it should be brewed, served and offered to your guests.

Make it Special

To make your tea party memorable, don’t forget to add some special touches. Decorate your tea table with a nice tablecloth and set the mood of your guests with candles and flowers. Also, be sure to offer everything you serve at your tea party on nice plates and in beautiful cups and saucers.

Invite Your Guests

Finally, it’s time to invite your closest friends to your tea party. Let them know what time it starts and what you’ll be serving. Consider hosting the party at your home to save on costs and stress.

By planning ahead and following these steps, you can host a successful and memorable tea party. Enjoy!


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