Below is an article by Hadley Court that we loved and we wanted to share with you the great ideas to throw a very elegant Tea Party !
This summer, entertain your guests with an elegant tea party. Whether you’re hosting an outdoor gathering in your garden or having afternoon high tea indoors, these elegant tea party ideas will ensure your guests have a lovely time. From setting the table and picking the perfect decor to pretty pastries and, of course, the tea sets, we’re full of ideas on how to throw a lovely tea party both you and your guests will find memorable.
Set a stylish table. Use teapots, antique books and plenty of gorgeous, fresh flowers for a stunning tea party tablescape. When selecting your flowers, stick to soft pastel colors like pink, cream and white. We especially love arranging with big summer blooms like peonies, hydrangeas and dahlias.
High tea calls for both savories and sweets, and you can’t go wrong with delicate tea sandwiches. Southern Living has a few recipes to try; we also love these savory strawberry sandwiches seen at Southern Lady. Serve them up on a three-tiered platter like this one from Williams Sonoma, which adds height and interest to your tablescape and allows guests to easily select their sandwich of choice. Or, make a statement with this crane sculpture.