How to Host the Perfect Tea Party
Is there anything better than afternoon tea? You just can’t beat rich tea, delicate sandwiches, sweet cakes (as a treat), and friends to enjoy them with.
Here are a few ideas for hosting your own tea party, from menu to decoration ideas.
Tea Party Themes
Start by deciding on a theme for your tea time extravaganza. From an Alice in Wonderland-inspired birthday for your best friend, to a floral-themed Mother’s Day event, the possibilities are endless.
What You’ll Need
Make sure you have the following covered.
Doilies (ornamental table mats)
A tiered cake stand will show off your cakes and sandwiches in all their glory.
More elegant than knives, cake slices are a tea party staple.
Old or young, we all love a goody bag.
Tea Party Invites
If you’ve got the time, create invites that match your theme. It’s the little touches that make the difference.
Tea Party Decoration Ideas
Invest in a pretty table cloth and some quirky bunting to finish off the room. Place cards will help guests to get to know each other. Don’t forget the all-important napkins either!
Tea Party Food Ideas
The more options, the better, to keep your guests happy.
Traditional Tea Party Food
Remove the crusts for a real British touch.
Think scones with clotted cream and jam, lemon drizzle cake and tea cakes.
Tea Party Teas
The choice of tea is up to you, but black teas are traditional.
Lipton® English Breakfast
Sometimes simple is best. Serve with low fat milk. Keep some sugar handy, in case your guests want to lightly sweeten to taste.
Lipton® Amazingly Grey
Add a slice of lemon to bring out that citrus flavor.
Lipton® Enticing Chai
A beautiful amber-colored tea with a fragrant and uplifting flavor.
Iced Tea for Tea Parties
Not all tea parties are indoors. Spend a hot summer’s day with friends and iced tea.
Lipton® Sweet Iced Tea
Both great-tasting and traditional, what more could you want?
Lipton® Peach Iced Tea
Perfectly infused real tea with a touch of peach essence.
Lipton® Green Tea with Citrus
Instantly refreshing and clean-tasting.
So dust off your china, start steeping those tea bags and find a reason to celebrate!