Tips for Hosting an Elegant Afternoon Tea Party

Looking to bring your tea party dreams to life? Here are a few inspiring ideas for hosting the most beautiful, charming event of the summer! Host a beautiful, tea party full of elegance and charm. Make your tea party a success with these floral decor ideas, tips on creating a beautiful tablescape, and choosing the perfect outfit.

Get inspired by creating an unforgettable event for your loved ones. Gather around a stunningly dressed table, filled with love and laughter and delectable treats to share. Put together an unforgettable gathering with your friends or family using Peacock Ridge Farm’s guide. Your guests will love it.

Hey Friends!

Welcome! I am so glad that you are here.

I always enjoy our time together.

Let’s celebrate togetherness and embrace the beauty of life!

Hosting a special tea party is a perfect way to bring your family, friends, and loved ones together this season.

Whether you are looking to create lasting memories with the grandbabies or organizing a sophisticated afternoon affair for beloved friends – we have got some timeless advice that will help make your experience nothing short of extraordinary.

From creating beautiful table settings to accessorizing the perfect outfit – let’s host a memorable tea party full of elegance and charm!

Tea parties are the perfect way to create a truly unique celebration, allowing you and those of all ages to bask in the beauty of tradition while creating the perfect setting for catching up with those closest to you.

They are the perfect idea for a baby shower, bridal shower, Mother’s Day, birthday parties or any special occasion.

With our few simple tips, hosting a beautiful tea party can be Stress-Free and infused with charm!

So invite your friends, family, grandchildren – anyone who would appreciate being surrounded by love – and get ready for an afternoon filled with gracefulness & fun!

Today, I’m sharing Tips for Hosting an Elegant Afternoon Tea Party.

Come on, I’ll show you.

Come take a look here: French Country Tea Party

Choose the date, time and theme of your own afternoon tea party.  Make your guest list including special guests, little girls or best friends.

 Tea party tablescape ideas,- add pretty place setting with your personal touch. Add place cards, fresh flowers, tea cups and a tiered tray filled with finger sandwiches.  Use your dishware from your great grandmother or shop at yard sales, thrift stores for vintage tea sets.  Add flowers as the centerpiece.  You can easily get flowers from your grocery store.

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Porcelain Floral Tea Set 

I would like to start off with the tea set.

Afterall, the perfect porcelain is truly the centerpiece of any tea party.

This gorgeous set is sure to set the tone for your elegant celebration!

When looking for fine China, I look for something that is high quality, and will last for years to come.

In this set, you will get a teapot, a sugar bowl, a creamer, and 6 matching teacups and saucers.

Made of fine porcelain, each piece is ornately decorated.

The only thing you need now is to choose your favorite tea to serve!

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Buy your Porcelain Floral Tea Set Here

The Perfect Afternoon Tea Menu:

Tea-It’s a great idea for your high tea party to add a tea pot of hot water and a basket of tea bags.  Some great teas are earl grey, english breakfast, green tea and black tea. Be sure to add a small bowl sugar cubes with a cute serving spoon or tongs.

Tea sandwiches- like egg salad and cucumber sandwiches. These  tiny sandwiches are a classic for own tea party. Also, add sweet treats, small pastries, mini cake and fresh fruit. 

One of my favorite things is to offer my guests a glass of champagne.

If you’re looking for delicious homemade tea ideas – try one of these recipes:

Fresh Mint Tea

Lavender Chamomile Vanilla Milk Tea

Delicious Friendship Tea

Here are More Great Yea Party Ideas:

How to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Tea Party

How to Set a Beautiful Table for High Tea

How to Make Finger Sandwiches for High Tea

How to Make Beautiful Tea Cakes Perfect for Mother’s Day

How To Make Easter Bunny Tea Cakes

The Best Earl Grey Bundt Cake Recipe

How to Make the Perfect Spring Tablescape

Purple Hydrangea Tablecloth

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Look at this cute tablecloth!

Whether you’re having an indoor celebration or taking the party outdoors- this durable cloth has got you covered.

It is both washable and reusable.

I just love the elegant pastel hydrangea floral print!

Paired with cool pastel accessories, this tablecloth is a great decorative foundation for your celebration.

Buy your Purple Hydrangea Tablecloth Here

Blue Summer Floral Wrap Dress

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The perfect dress is essential in hosting a marvelous tea party.

I am always on the lookout for seasonal dresses that fit my key criteria.

This floral wrap dress fits all three: it is comfortable, adorable, and extremely affordable.

I just love the flowy fabric and ruffled layers- giving a sophisticated yet whimsical feel.

The matching belt gives your waist a slim cinched look.

If you’re looking for the dress that is sure to impress- here it is!

Buy your Blue Summer Floral Wrap Dress

Blue Tea Party Dress Hat

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Everyone knows a lovely hat is essential in creating that perfect tea party aesthetic.

And in my opinion, the bigger- the better!

This adorable blue hat is adjustable, and is double layered for comfort.

I just love that you can pair this hat with any dress for any occasion!

You can buy this Blue Tea Party Dress Hat Here

Decorative Tiered Dessert Stand

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Choosing the right serving dishes will create an elegant ambiance for your tablescape.

This darling 3-tier dessert stand is beautifully crafted with an intricate scrollwork design and scalloped edges.

This stand will look beautiful with your delectable finger sandwiches and gorgeous tea cakes, yet still be decorative after all the treats have been shared!

Buy this wonderful Decorative Tiered Dessert Stand Here

If you would like some inspiration, here are a few of my favorite tea time recipes:

Tea Time Finger Sandwiches

Beautiful Tea Cakes

Peony Silk Flower Arrangement

Aren’t these silk flowers gorgeous?

Having floral arrangements across you tablescape gives beautiful focal points and added pops of color.

And with this summer heat, sometimes silk is the way to go.

These silk flowers are crafted to look just like real flowers, and are fade resistant and will offer many years of use.

I just love the assortment of differing flowers- from chrysanthemums and peonies, to hydrangeas and roses.

Give your tea party tablescape the wow factor with this gorgeous silk floral bouquet.

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Purchase your Peony Silk Flower Arrangement Here

If you would like more inspiration on how to set the perfect tea party tablescape, take a look at these:

How to Set a Beautiful Table For High tea

How to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Tea Party

Dusty Pink Dinner Cloth Napkins

Whether you’re looking to add another decorative layer of color to your tea party tablescape, or are looking for a cute napkin to place in your lap, these dinner cloth napkins can do both.

With several colors to choose from, you can find what you’re looking for on Amazon!

I chose this light dusty pink color to compliment the other pastel elements of my tea party tablescape.

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Purchase your Dusty Pink Dinner Cloth Napkins Here

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So what are you waiting for?

All in all, the perfect tea party is never too far away when you have a little help from Peacock Ridge Farm!

From helping you plan your perfect tablescape and creating appetizing finger foods, to choosing the right outfit, we want to ensure that your tea party celebration will be a memorable one.

Making memories that will last a lifetime is easy – just be sure to invite those close to you and let the conversations flow!

So gather around, create some lasting memories, and be ready to make an impression – it’s time to celebrate the special people in your life!

Let’s celebrate togetherness and embrace the beauty of life – let’s start planning now!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I always enjoy our time together.

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Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 13th of August 2023

Renae, I love a good tea party! I have hosted two with a New York Times bestselling author, who also happens to be British. She quickly instructed me on how to hold a "proper" English tea and I was a bit surprised over what's considered authentic and appropriate. Your blog post reminds me of those teas. Not only did everyone have fun, but we raised good money for a charitable cause. Thanks for sharing all the loveliness.

Renae Frey

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

That's wonderful. I love reading your blog. You inspire me.