Thinking of hosting a tea party? It’s a perfect way to entertain guests at home for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or just an impromptu get together. Kickstart your planning with these brilliant tea party ideas and dazzle the guests with your impeccable cooking and presentation skills.
1. Set the mood with elegant decor
A pretty pastel decor with colourful flowers is a great theme to create an elegant setting for an afternoon tea party. Match the weather outside and pops of colour in your decor. Nothing will look more inviting than fresh, vibrant roses, lilacs and peonies on the centre table. Set them against a pastel tablecloth for a lush arrangement.
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You can also add special touches with lace doilies and folded napkins with rings.
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2. Plan your spread
It is not a high tea party if you don’t serve macarons and cupcakes on a stand. The more variety you offer, the better. Try mixing things up with cupcakes in carrot, vanilla, chocolate, red velvet and caramel flavours.
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Serve some savoury snacks as well. Keep in mind that you offer small, bite-size portions and remember to serve them in style.
Serve your guests both sweet and savoury snacks
Treat your guests to a variety of teas – including some exotic ones. Give them the options of the regular chamomile, jasmine, earl grey and English teas and also set out some unique flavours such as rosebuds, or the blooming organic tea whose petals unfurl in the water.
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3. End your party on a high note with a cake centrepiece
A stunning decorated cake as a centrepiece will be a great highlight of the evening and will leave your guests dazzled. Order a customized theme cake from Jaya’s Cakewalk to end your party on a high note.
Some etiquettes to keep in mind for your party:
- If you are serving pastries or tea cakes, make sure they are evenly sliced. The presentation is as important as the taste.
- Ideally, you should use only cloth napkins for your table setting. Avoid paper napkins.
- Small details matter. Make sure each guest has a stirring spoon for their tea. Also, place butter knives and cake spoons for each seat.
- Set your food before the guests arrive so you have time to mingle with them.
Here’s to a tea-rrific party!
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