Host a Fabulous Afternoon Tea Party


Long associated with stuffy traditions and scones, hosting an afternoon tea party is getting a breath of much-deserved fresh air and are fashionable once again. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a delicious snack with good company?

Throw an afternoon tea party for a fun twist and ask your guests to attend in their “finest attire and pearls”. Imagine the delicious spread: from bite-sized sandwiches and smoked salmon to candy-coloured macaroons. To wash down all the goodies, serve an assortment of teas in a mishmash of quaint tea cups and saucers.

To take your afternoon tea party from good to fabulous, it’s all about the details. Make your guests feel special with custom name cards, add fresh-cut flowers, and as a reminder of the afternoon, present your guests with a goodie bag complete with a packet of tea and a sweet treat. And of course, no afternoon tea party is complete without adorable tableware and teacups.

To get started on your afternoon tea party, here are some suggested menu items:

Drinks
· Earl Grey tea
· Darjeeling tea
· Green tea
· Fresh fruit juice
tea herbs


Light Meal
· Watercress sandwiches
· Fruit scones and jams
· Smoked salmon
· Yogurt parfait
· Fresh fruit
· Cheese and crackers
cheese and crackers


Sweets
· Mini cupcakes
· Macaroons (get our recipe, here)
· Lemon meringue pie
macarons
Offer a good selection and variety of bite-sized snack foods, set your table and round up some friends for an afternoon of fun!


What You’ll Need:
Afternoon Tea Party
SHOP THE ITEMS:
1. Danesco Elephant Teapot
This adorable and functional teapot will steal the spotlight — great for infusing tea and adding a touch of whimsy.
Available, here.

2. Juice Carafe
Say goodbye to yesterday’s old and clunky juice pitcher. Serve juice in style with this sleek juice carafe.
Shop Collection, here.

3. Cupcake Mini Plate
Your culinary creations deserve to be put on a pedestal. Display and serve your cupcakes with this collection of mini plates to sweeten your tea party.
Available, here.

4. Cuckoo Dinnerware Collection
Add a touch of vintage class with this 19th century-inspired pattern with Chinese flowers and birds.
Available, here.

5. Chirp Table Linen Collection
Nothing says ‘tea party’ like a collection of fine table linens. This bird and flower blossom pattern adds a fun touch and complements any scrumptious treat.
Available, here.

6. Cake Plate with Dome
We love the scalloped edge of this vintage-inspired cake dome.
Available, here.

7. Oleg Cassini Set of 4 Diamond Place Card Holder
Make your guests feel like a million bucks with these diamond place card holders.
Available, here.

8. Trudeau Gucci Appetizer Set
This serving set is so versatile — use it to serve savoury appetizers or desserts in style.
Available, here.


View more of our favourite tea items, here.
tea diffuser




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Theresa Fung

Theresa is a contributing writer to LC Living. When she isn't chasing after her two rambunctious children, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing and all things creative.

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