Tea parties have been a favorite social gathering for centuries, and hosting a fancy tea party at home can be a memorable and enjoyable experience for both you and your guests. I’ve been invited to few fancy tea parties, and they certainly are fun! Be sure to wear something very feminine, and even a decorative hat, too!
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To make sure your tea party is a success, here are some tips to help you plan and host a perfect tea party:
Set the scene
When it comes to a fancy tea party, the ambiance is just as important as the food and tea itself. Make sure you set the scene by creating an inviting atmosphere that reflects the theme of your tea party.
Use beautiful tablecloths, napkins, and tableware to add elegance to your tea party.
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Send out beautiful tea party invitations to your guests at least a few weeks in advance. This will give them plenty of time to RSVP and plan their outfits accordingly.
You can send out invites through email or even create beautiful printed invitations to set the tone for your party.
Choose Your Tea
The tea is the star of the show at a fancy tea party, so choose your tea carefully. Consider offering a variety of specialty teas to suit all tastes, such as Earl Grey, Darjeeling, or green tea. Make sure you have enough hot water to keep the tea flowing throughout the party.
Plan Your Menu
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When it comes to food for a fancy tea party, think dainty and delicate. Finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries are classic tea party fare. Make sure to offer a variety of sweet and savory options to suit all tastes.
You can also consider adding some specialty items, such as macarons or mini quiches, to make your tea party stand out.
Dress to Impress
Encourage your guests to dress up for your fancy tea party. Suggest they wear their Sunday best or even formal attire, such as dresses, fancy hats, and gloves. This will add to the overall elegance of the event and make it feel more special.
Serve with Style
When serving your tea and food, use gorgeous tiered serving trays and fine china to add to the elegance of your tea party. Make sure to have enough plates and utensils for all your guests, as well as plenty of sugar, cream, and lemon to go with the tea.
Keep it Cozy
Make sure your tea party is a comfortable and cozy environment for your guests. Provide plenty of seating and pillows to make everyone feel at home.
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You can also add some beautiful unscented candles or flowers to add to the ambiance of your tea party.
The Final Sip
In conclusion, hosting a fancy tea party at home can be a wonderful experience for both you and your guests. By following these tips, you can plan and host a tea party that your guests will never forget!
Remember to focus on the details, from the tea and food to the ambiance and décor, to create a truly special event.
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