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How to Host the Perfect Tea Party at Home


How to Host the Perfect Tea Party at Home
How to Host the Perfect Tea Party at Home


Nothing says "British" quite like a tea party. Whether you're hosting an afternoon tea, a high-tea, or just enjoying a cup with friends, there is no wrong way to enjoy tea. However, if you'd like to host something special for your friends and family, there are certain things that need to be considered. That's why we've put together this guide on how to set the perfect table for your next tea party.



Table Setting Basics

The first step in setting the perfect table is to make sure you have all of the basics covered. The essentials for any tea party include plates, cups & saucers, cutlery (knives and spoons), a teapot (preferably one with a cosy!), and cloth napkins. Depending on the type of tea party you are having, you may also want to include side dishes such as sandwiches or scones. Once these items have been laid out on the table it’s time to move onto more decorative elements.


Extra Touches

Adding extra touches can really make your tea party special and memorable. Consider adding small vases of flowers or herbs around the table or use coloured candles or ribbons to match your theme – if you’re going for something classic opt for white china and light pink roses! You could also set up some board games or puzzles around the table so that guests can keep entertained while they wait for their food and drinks. Whatever you decide, make sure it adds a personal touch!

Serving Tea Properly

When it comes time to serve up your beverages, there are certain things that should always be kept in mind. First off, always serve milk before sugar so that guests can properly adjust the sweetness level of their drink before adding milk (if desired). Also, ensure that teapots are filled with hot water instead of boiling water – this will help prevent them from cracking when heated too quickly! Finally, make sure each person has their own cup and saucer – this will help avoid confusion as well as potential spills!



With these tips in mind it should be easy for anyone to host an amazing tea party at home - all without having to lift a finger! Whether you’re going for something classic or modern, remember that above all else it should be fun and enjoyable for everyone involved - so don’t forget the little details like board games or flowers that make all the difference! Have fun!



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