Bridal or Baby Shower Tea Celebration

Increasingly popular are “teas” that offer a luxurious way to pass an afternoon celebrating with special people and friends. Teas can be created indoors or outdoors, if the weather is good. Consider holding your tea shower in a lovely garden, on a lawn under umbrellas, canopies, or a beautiful tree. Patios and balconies are also ideal for this. In or out, you’ll find it a pleasure to be the hostess of a unique shower that gently speaks to the elegance and charms of earlier times. This is the perfect time to bring out your finest linens, china and silver. If you don’t have enough, try mixing and matching by borrowing, renting or buying some odd pieces either used or new.

Some menu ideas may be:

Shower Menu

  • Assorted Tea Sandwiches
  • Genuine English Scones
  • Lemon Coconut Bars
  • Russian Tea Cakes
  • Linzer Hearts
  • Walnut Bread
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Personalized Initial Cookies (for each guest)
  • Champagne Punch or Mimosa
  • Non-Alcoholic Punch
  • Strawberry Iced Tea
  • Hot Tea

Christmas Tea Party with a Rose Theme

How about getting a few family members or friends together for a Christmas Rose Tea to celebrate the Holidays and to catch up with old friends! Gather items with a rose theme like the Spode Christmas Rose Dining Collection, Spode Christmas Rose Tea Cup, a Rose Centerpiece with a Christmas Gingerbread House, and some Christmas Tea. Some supplies we found for our inspiration board were:

Christmas Plates Cups Place Setting, Christmas flowers, Christmas favors, Fruit tart, Christmas Wreath, Chocolate presents favors, Christmas Glass cups

Victorian Tea Party for Social Events

Victorian Tea Party for LadiesIn the Victorian Age late afternoon was the time people visited each other in their homes for Afternoon Tea, with motivations that ranged from the fulfilling of social obligations to impassioned courting. As a social event, the Victorian tea was customarily limited to matters that were light-hearted in nature. In every way, the demeanor of the hour reflected the regal elegance that had always been the essence of taking tea. It was a time to momentarily set aside the mundane and the ordinary and give grace and charm to the course of the afternoon. Nothing soothes the soul more than drinking a hot cup of tea out of an elegant tea cup. In today’s busy lives, the traditional Victorian afternoon tea is still popular, however more often served at bridal showers, baby christening, birthday parties, children tea parties, and other special occassions, like weddings. The Afternoon tea is perfect for such events where the tea can be expanded to make a grand social statement in a more formal elegant setting.


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