Host a tea party fit for a queen with these Tea for Two Tea-rrific Tea Party Ideas. Tea finger sandwiches, floral tea cup centerpieces and vintage books for display, these inspirational afternoon tea ideas will get you ready to host a garden party with friends. Enjoy your par-tea!
Tea for Two Tea-rrific Tea Party Ideas
No matter your age, tea parties never go out of style. They come from many of our earliest memories but are also quite acceptable for ladies in pearls with silver in their hair.
What is a Tea Party?
A tea party is a gathering. While it can take place anytime, it is often in the afternoon and includes mini cakes, bite-sized sandwiches, and other light refreshments. Of course you also serve tea!
Tea Party Teas
If the day is hot, you mgiht find yourself with a refreshing iced tea. However, to be the ultimate host, included a variety of teas including…
- Earl Grey Tea
- Herbal Tea
- Green Tea
- Lavender Tea
- Rose Tea
- Chamomile Tea
- Mint Tea
Also consider options like decaf for those really sensitive to caffeine. Serve with lemon, sugar, milk, honey or edible flower infused ice cubes!
Tea Party Food Ideas
Your traditional bites include finger sandwiches, mini cakes, and light refreshments. Consider this a light meal like a snack over trying to serve your guests as if you were hosting a gigantic holiday supper!
Tea party snacks include…
- Finger sandwiches
- Mini cupcakes
- Fruit salads
- Biscuits or tea cookies
- Sponge cakes
Gather these ideas and host a tea party fit for a queen! These Tea for Two Tea-rrific Tea Party Ideas will get you ready to host a garden party par-tea (get it?) with friends.
Tea Party Ideas
Save all your egg cartons and make these Tea-rrific Tea Cup Party Invitations. We used them as Mother’s Day Cards, but the same design can be used for another purpose.
Think bite sized food. These Strawberry Cheesecake Strawberry Bites make a fabulous little-bite dessert.
Wood sliced table chargers make a beautiful spot for a mason jar flower centerpiece. Add a doily, macaroons, mini cupcakes and touches of fruit or other bite-sized treats. I Watch Them Grow has a lot of tea party ideas.
I love how affordable cantaloupe and honeydew are. Try this Honeydew Cucumber Salad for the table.
Grab a few flower centerpieces at your grocery store or florist. Add a lace parasol in the center for this tea party idea. (Source Unknown)
Take inspiration from this English wedding and display books, tea cups and flowers.
You have to have small tea sandwiches. Twist it up from your traditional eggs salad with these Strawberry Tea Sandwiches.
Visit a vintage or thrift store and collect all the old tea cups you can. You will want them for display. One use for a tea cup is in the center of a plate for dip. (Website no longer available.)
We love any and all food on a stick but a little slice of watermelon? We say that’s pretty genius and tea party friendly. | Source
Make a Funfetti Naked Cake. The kids will love it or the adults will feel like kids!
Make mini parfaits with granola, yogurt and strawberries. We love the budget-friendly wooden spoon tied with pink and white baker’s twine to the cups.
Faux pearls draped around tea cups, doilies, vintage books and make a beautiful tea party tablescape.
This DIY 3 tier stand was made with Dollar Tree finds. It is so easy to make yourself and very inexpensive too and will look great with mini cakes, sandwich bites and cookies.
I will take any reason to dress up for the occasion? These lace gloves are beautiful for a tea party. (Source Unknown)
Edible flowers and herbs would be a beautiful touch to ice cubes. Try mint, rosemary, basil, lavender, honeysuckle, hibiscus and dandelion.
No need to stick to cucumber sandwiches. Pile doughnuts high so they’re almost too pretty to eat. | The Knot
Make your own shabby chic utensils including this pearl wrapped fork.
For those that don’t like tea, this strawberry, mint infused lemon water looks perfect for a spring tea party! (Unknown image source, recipe here)Print
- 8–10 large strawberries (add additional if you like)
- 1/4 cup mint leaves (add additional if you like)
- 2 cups ice
- 6 cups filtered water
- Optional: lemon
- First clean and hull the strawberries.
- Cut strawberries into halves or quarters, depending on your preference and the size of the strawberries.
- Next, fill the bottom of a pitcher with the ice cubes.
- Top with strawberries and mint leaves.
- Fill the rest of the way with filtered water.
- Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least an hour for the flavor to infuse. Overnight is best.
- Optional: add a squeeze of lemon.
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