A lot of people these days don’t drink tea or have tea parties as often as they used to. However, some people still do this, and they understand how fun something like this can be! I try to do a tea party at least once a month and I invite a few of my friends over for homemade crumpets and petit fours, tea sandwiches and of course… tea!
While these three things are great to begin with, you also have to consider what else to place on the table. You can go for a super modern look, or you could make it a little classier with fine China dinnerware items like teacup and saucers for your tea, sugar bowl for your cubed sugars, creamer bowl for your creamer or milk and side plates or dessert plates for the sandwiches.
I also like to add two other accessories as well. The first thing is a dome dessert tray for the crumpets, I’ve also been known to use cake stands with three or four layers for the petit fours as well as the sandwiches. Next, you also need silverware so you can choose from something like Gorham silverware or Reed and Barton silverware to match your plates, cups and saucers. Lastly, if you really want to make it dainty, you need antique linens and a tablecloth as well as a nice centerpiece – think vase and flowers.
You can also use those paper doilies instead of antique linens if you can’t find them. If you would like to have your own tea party, or if you need gifts for bridal shower parties or hostess sets, visit our website for some of our products!