Crash Course on Tea Partying~

This crash course on tea partying comes from experience and imagination and does not claim to have supreme knowledge on all ins and outs of tea parties.

It can be on a lawn, a small garden, or even indoors.  If outdoors, then set up parasols and umbrellas or put up a tent. You just need a table, lawn chairs, tea cups and saucers, small cakes, your closest friends, a lot of laughs, and silly and thoughtful conversations.

An important factor in a tea party is that it should be done among few close friends – it’s better if it’s intimate and close-knit.

Essential elements would be:

Tea – you can serve warm flavored tea to heat up the conversations or iced to cool you on a summer’s day or both (both is better!)

Little snacks like small sandwiches or tarts or cupcakes. Anything you like to eat but better if there’s a variety of savoury and sweet.

Lots of teacups, glasses, goblets, and anything that you can use for drinking. They don’t have to be uniform – it’s fun to mix and match

Small trinkets and treasures like books, fashion jewelry, odd toys – things you usually don’t notice around the house but are imprinted in your childhood memories. They create an atmosphere of retro delicacy.

Place cards and plates – no tea party is complete without the signature place holders. They can be hand-drawn/handwritten or digitized.

Attire – dresses or skirts or preppy for the gentleman. You don’t usually have tea parties so make an effort to dress up for the part (no jeans or boardshorts). It’ll be fun!

Other things you might want to also work on:

Invites – hand out invitations to your friends so they come prepared. Important to RSVP for the placecards.

Souvenirs/Giveaways – can be pretty things like hats, lace handkerchiefs, small jewelry, or even the PHOTOS you’ll take during the afternoon.

If you are cold, tea will warm you.  If you are too heated, it will cool  you.  If you are depressed, it will cheer you.  If you are excited, it will calm you.  ~Gladstone, 1865

To Mad Tea Parties~
Captain Slate

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