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Hosting A Tea Party? Success is in the Setup

How To's for Hosting a Tea Party. Hosting a tea party does not have to be a stressful affair!

It's actually a relaxing way to spend an afternoon and a lovely way to celebrate a special birthday.

A tea party is also a great choice when you want to serve food but you don't want to go through the preparations for serving a full lunch or dinner. You'll even save a bit of money in the process and, shhh ... no one ever has to know.

So, hang on to your wide-brimmed hats ladies, and peruse our ideas for hosting a successful tea party of your very own.

Tea Party Ideas (Including All the Basics)

If you've wanted to try your hand at hosting a tea party but were daunted by the thought of stepping into the unknown, fear not! We're going to break it all down for you in simple steps. Yes, a tea party can be formal, but it can also be a casual gathering of friends for a special celebration. It's all up to you.

Are you feeling empowered yet? Good. Now you're ready for those easy steps.

photo of a robin's egg blue teapot which makes a lovely tea party decorationTea Party Decorations and Supplies

Tea party decorations are truly a feast for the senses. Delicate china, a heady mix of fabrics, textures, colors and patterns, fresh flowers and candles...delicious! Gather some ideas for the perfect tea party decorations.


photo of three floral-patterned china tea cups that are part of a pretty tea party table settingTea Party Table Setting

The table setting (including the way you display your food) is the center of attention at a tea party. Use our table setting suggestions as starting points and then let your own style take over.


photo of finger sandwiches and desserts on a tiered cake stand; all things you might find on tea party menusTea Party Menus

Most traditional tea party menus have several things in common. Tea, of course, tasty finger sandwiches, scones, and a few decadent desserts, to name but a few. Check out our tea party menus to get your menu planning off to a good start.


Do you have ideas of your own for hosting a tea party? We'd love it if you'd share them with us! Send us an email and we'll be sure to publish your ideas for our readers to enjoy.


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