Tea Party Ideas & Planning
Want to make that next birthday party or bridal shower really special? A tea party is a great way to celebrate special occasions but can also be a fun change of pace for a neighborhood meet-n-greet or even a girls night out!
Tea parties can even be a treat for kids. If you’ve ever noticed your child playing with a miniature tea set and pouring invisible tea for her teddy bears and dolls, surprise her with a real life tea party! Set the table, steep some caffeine free teas, and invite her friends over for a day of dress up and tea. The young ones may especially like sweet fruity teas like Pineapple Kona Pop Herbal Tea and Strawberry Lemonade Herbal Tea.
Consider having a Mother/Daughter tea party. This is a great way to enjoy Mother’s day or any day really. Any mother would love spending quality time with her daughter and drinking tea together. Some teas may even spark old memories of mom’s and daughter’s special times together. The scent of vanilla in Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea can be a reminder of baking alongside each other in the kitchen, or Lemon Lime Kampai Rooibos Tea may help relive a past family vacation at the beach.
For a bride to be or mother to be, have a tea party as a bridal shower or baby shower. There are plenty of delicious white teas as delicate and pure as the major upcoming event. You may even find teas that have the same flowers the bride is using in her wedding, such as lavender in Lavender Dreams White Tea or lily blossoms in Strawberry Misaki Blooming Tea.
The holidays are also a wonderful time to have a tea party. Catch up with your family and friends and enjoy soul-warming teas like White Ayurvedic Chai Tea, Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea, and Black Dragon Pearl Black Tea. Have a gift exchange at your holiday tea party and give the gift of healthy teas or a tea sampler gift set.
Tea Party Planning Checklist
Planning a tea party? Here is a brief checklist of things to consider for hosting a memorable tea party:
- Create a guest list and send invitations three or more weeks in advance. In your invitation, specify the time, dress and type of afternoon tea (cream tea, light tea, full tea).
- Create your tea menu, include traditional and unique or seasonal teas. Don’t forget the tea sweeteners. Also plan your food menu whether you are having a full meal or just sweet and savory snacks.
- Choose your décor or theme carefully. If making a floral centerpiece, try to choose flowers whose smell won’t overpower the scent of the teas.
- Prepare your tea set and place settings. Get out your formal teapots and utensils you plan to use or treat yourself to a nice new cast iron teapot or glass teapot for the special occasion. Have enough tea cups, silverware, and napkins for each guest.
- Brush up on your tea party etiquette, but don’t fret if you forget which hand to hold the tea cup with. Just remember to have fun!