Organizing a tea- party requires much dedication and tiring weeks of planning. Further, if you plan a theme party, it requires more imagination and creativity. A tea party is the perfect opportunity to meet up with a close group of friends, and catch up with what’s going on in their lives. Here are some tips, which will help you organize a nice tea party.
Decide on a Suitable Date
The first step in organizing a successful party is to select the date on which it is to be held. It is preferable if you schedule the tea party on a weekend, as most of your guests will be relaxed and willing to come.
Make a List of the Guests and Send out Invites
Once you decide on a date, it is important to make a list of the guests you will invite. It is advisable that you invite a close group of people, as tea parties are generally considered to be a cozy affair among close- knit people. Send out the invites well in advance of the party, and request R.S.V.P.s from all of your invitees. Once you receive their valuable feedback, you can buy all your supplies and food items accordingly.
Plan the Decor
Decor plays a crucial role in the planning process of the tea party. Some of the popular themes are vintage or floral- this is best suited to a high tea party. However you go can create your own theme, and plan a tea party which reflects your personality.
Further decide whether your guests will serve themselves from a table and then seat themselves around the room or whether you will have tables set out for groups of three to four.
Plan the Menu
The most important element to any party is the menu. Decide on your selection of pastries, sandwiches, cream scones, chocolate donuts, baguettes and other tasty treats and nibbles that will complement your array of teas.
Purchase all your party supplies from the market. You will need to buy the crockery and cutlery as well that will go with your tea party. You can choose items to suit the setting and theme of your event.
Tea parties are often held in hotels and are attended by the elite of society. However, with a little imagination and planning, you can create a similar atmosphere within your own home or garden. Sharing a pot of tea and buttery scones with a group of close friends could be just the thing that you need to lift your spirits.