Tips for hosting a tea party

Interested in throwing an elegant, yet whimsical tea party for some of your best girlfriends?. Here are some tips to create the perfect tea time:

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Decor
To host a grand tea party, you want to create an decorative tablescape with a touch of whimsy incorporated throughout. So grab a round table and add a white or pastel cloth on top. Place a contrasting table runner or another linen on the surface. Next it’s time to take out your decorative tea set. If you don’t have one, head to a thrift shop that sells items from estate sales. You may be able to find something special there. This May Poppins-inspired Tea Party from Catch My Party is a perfect place to get inspiration for your very own party.

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Set out the tea cups with their saucers and add a bouquet of fresh flowers in the center of the table. On a buffet table on the side, you can place a tiered cake stand and platter full of treats.

Food
Sandwiches – There are a variety of traditional tea party snacks for you to make. For example, cucumber and dill sandwich pairings are very popular.  Here are some elegant and very adorable recipes for small tea sandwiches from Southern Living.

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Desserts – Don’t forget about dessert! You may want to pick up mini scones so your guests can dip the treat in their drink. Additionally, instead of a baking large cake, make cupcakes – they will be the perfectly sized treats to enjoy at your tea party. These cupcakes from The Tomkat Studio are the perfect size and completely adorable for a small tea party.

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Personalization
Take the tea party to another level with some personalized accents. For example, you can create custom napkins that feature the occasion on them (perhaps you’re throwing a bridal shower or baby shower) Also, design place cards or custom coasters so all your guests know where to sit.

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Need more decor inspiration for your child’s upcoming birthday party? Check out all of our customizable party favors for a truly unique kid’s bash.

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