Tea parties often conjure up fanciful images in our heads; from little girls pretending to drink tea with their dolls to the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland, tea parties represent a frivolous and enjoyable gathering full of lovely tea and dainty treats. But what do you need for the perfect tea party? Are there any customs or traditions you should adhere to? Here are some top tips to help you host your tea party.
Choose an appropriate time to host your tea party, either as a social event for you and your friends or based around a specific event like a baby shower or birthday. The afternoon is still the most popular and traditional time of day for tea parties, serving as an opportunity to enjoy some delicious snacks and lovingly-brewed tea before dinner.
No tea party would be complete without the right accessories, so make sure you’re equipped with a cake stand, your best crockery, and a lovely tablecloth with decorations to match. Clipper make it easy for you to host a tea party with our great tea party kit which includes invites, cupcake cases and wrappers, 3 boxes of Clipper Teas and more!
3. Nibbles & tea
Have a selection of tasty treats available, both of the sweet and savoury variety. Dainty sandwiches, fresh veggies with dip, scrumptious scones and cupcakes will keep your guests fed and happy. Remember to also serve a range of teas to suit different tastes and include lemon slices, sugar, and cream to accompany the tea.
4. Relax and enjoy!
One of the great things about hosting tea parties is that you have time to natter with your guests and unwind, as you’re not required to run around and serve everything up. Tea parties make for a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere; the perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends.