The tradition of high tea goes back to the 19th century when genteel ladies from the English upper class would convene mid-afternoon for tea and sandwiches followed by a gentle stroll around the park. These days, our modern ladies have taken a fancy to organize afternoon tea parties at home to spend some merry times with their best friends.
But the high tea of yesteryear was a fairly extravagant affair. There’s no reason why you should be encumbered to put together a lavish spread. We are here to help you throw a great best high tea without any of the fuss.
Here’s to a simple, yet elegant, DIY high tea!
Keep The Décor Simple
If you think elegance equals elaborate, think again. A simple, no-fuss décore can be quite chic too. Besides, the modern look is all about mixing up. You don’t need to have everything matching in terms of color and design. Have a look at our varied collection and pick a brand new look right now!
Why waste time by making elaborate invitation cards. Instead, go digital! With the number of free templates available online, you can design something really classy in no time at all. And then, simply shoot these Invites to your guests via email. That’s it, you’re done!
Setting The Table Right
Like we said before, keep the decorations to a minimum. The best way to make your table come to life is by using flowers. A simple and elegant presentation would be a bunch of white lilies or daisies popping out of a black Oran glass vase. Some lacy table linen, your choicest cutlery and you’re ready to start dining.
Score Points With The Spread
When it comes to food, there are no hard and fast rules. Sandwiches, pastries, puffs, cakes, macaroons or scones – serve them all or serve just a choice selection of snacks. The important thing is the layout. Make sure you have got food that is just as colorful as it is tasteful. Have it decorated beautifully on a tray and set it on the table. Have a look at our extensive collection of serving trays and see if something interests you!
These were just a few pointers to set you in the right direction. What matters is your attitude and intention. We’ve known plenty of tea parties that were a huge success, even though they had no more than tea and some delicious cookies. As long as you’re out to have fun with your friends, you will have a good time.
So don’t sweat it out in trying to create a luxurious afternoon. And if you’re interested in buying tea sets online, we suggest you look at our catalog as well.
Do write to us if you have a new idea or simply to share your experiences about a tea party you hosted or attended.
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