All you need to know about how to throw the perfect high tea party
How To Throw the Perfect Tea Party |
Hosting Mother’s Day at Home
When I still lived in Philly, my sister and I created a tradition of taking our mom and both of our
grandmothers to an afternoon tea for Mother’s Day.
Each year we would take them to a different hotel in the city that offered afternoon tea, and
each year it was something we all looked forward to the most.
What is the Menu for High Tea?
A good tea party should have a mix of savory and sweet options.
I also try to serve bite size goodies, so that knifes and forks are not needed.
As I mentioned, you don’t need a tea kettle for each person,
but I do like to serve at least two tea varieties, for example a black tea and a fruit, lighter tea.
When thinking of portions, I like to make sure each guest would be able to try everything twice.
For champagne, I recommend a bottle per two people, but no judgement if you know you need more!
This is also helpful if you’re hosting a tea party for a large group.
Afternoon Tea Menu Ideas
- Blackberry Scones
(Made from Trader Joe’s mix) se
rved with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin butter.
- Latke or potato pancakes
(Trader Joe’s ready to serve) topped with smoked salmon, sour cream and garnished with dill.
- Cheese & Salami Sandwiches
Genoa salami and Havarti cheese topped with a sliver of avocado on multi-grain bread
- Cheese Sandwiches
Havarti cheese triangles served with a slice of roma tomato and garnished with dill on multi-grain bread
- Cucumber Sandwiches
served with cream cheese on multi-grain bread topped with a mint leaf
- Assortment of miniature sweets ( Trader Joe’s frozen section)
- Fresh strawberries
How to throw the perfect tea party is to not worry about making everything from scratch.
For other hosting tips, check out this post.
Other Appetizer Ideas
Pizza Bites (perfect for kid friendly tea party)
Afternoon tea seems like a very complicated and posh affair because of the variety of
offerings and the delicate china, but it doesn’t have to be.
What you serve at your high tea party or what is the menu for high tea is all up to you.
You don’t need fancy china to host a perfect tea party.
You can make it work with just a few platters, appetizer plates, tea cups and champagne flutes.
Tip for Hosting a Mother’s Day High Tea: If you don’t own a set of tea cups, stop by the
local thrift shop and find a few “sister” cups.
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What Happens at a High Tea Party?
The short answer, is anything you want. You could exchange gifts, you could make
vision boards you can relax and simply enjoy each other’s company or you can try and read your tea leaves!
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Instead of traditional champagne switch it up with this fun drink!
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What a beautiful spread!
I want to be invited to this tea party! Everything looks so pretty and the menu sounds delicious!
SO pretty! And I LOVE sparkling rose! Perfect party in my book 🙂
This is the mothers day spread of my dreams!!!
Great tips!! As I am heading to Mexico on Mothers Day I will put this away for another occasions but love love love the ideas.
This would be perfect for Mother’s Day!
This looks so lovely and so fancy. Now I want to have a tea party just because and make my little girl dreams come to fruition.
This is such a beautiful presentation. I honestly don’t know if I have it in me to recreate this– but as a side note, if you’re ever in Indianapolis, you should check out the Cake Bake Shop. It’s this amazing cakery that had the cutest finger foods, cakes, pies, cookies, etc– and coffee (a MUST)– and your pictures reminded me of them. That’s totally a compliment, by the way.
My bridal shower was a tea party. We had so much fun planning and even more fun enjoying ourselves.
This is my kind of tea party. I might do this for my friends and me for mother’s day! Especially the fizzy 😉
What a beautiful spread! Such a great idea to use some mixes to lighten the load and be able to enjoy the party more.
What a fun idea! I should do this with my daughter on Mother’s Day!
I love this idea! It will be such a fun thing to do with my daughter for her grandmas when she’s a bit older!
This looks lovely. I need to live closer to my mom so we could do this. Maybe I need to do one with some mom friends. 🙂
This looks amazing! What an awesome idea!
Great food suggestions and beautiful setup!
Great post. Blackberry scones…how yum.
Oh, such precious memories… One day we have that tradition back again!
Looks Darling! I have a hidden love of finger foods!