Preparing for the Ultimate Tea Party
Are you hosting a relaxing tea party on a Sunday afternoon? Sounds like a great idea to me. Fun fact: I used to think tea parties weren’t actually a real thing! Now, the idea of having one sounds quite soothing. Especially as the weather continues to cool down, tea parties have become more in demand. In order to make the occasion a complete success, there are some essential tips you will need to know ahead of time. Follow our how-to guide to ensure that your tea party will be everything you want it to be.
If you’re hosting a leisurely party with guests, you always want to make sure that they have a comfortable area to sit in. Whether you use chairs or couches, there needs to be enough room for everyone attending. Nobody wants to be standing around wishing they were sitting like other guests are. So, plan accordingly and account for everyone coming over.
You also want to make sure that you have a decent-sized table in the center of the room. This table will serve as the designated tea and snack station that everyone is encouraged to utilize. If the table gets too filled up with items, feel free to create a second table area for your tea party attendees to enjoy.
Aside from the tea itself, silverware is the most important component of this entire operation. To complete your silverware necessities, you will need tea cups, plates, spoons, forks, and knives. In the center of the table, a 2-tier server is always encouraged if you have it. If not, a larger single plate will do. For a better place to store your silverware before setting up, check out this double-sided bag. The metallic film material is light, flexible, and protective. Lastly, although this is not silverware, don’t forget about napkins for every accidental spill! You should always be prepared for any mess that comes with the events you host, even if it’s just an afternoon tea party.
The best part is finally here! Make sure you give people a variety of options to choose from when it comes to different types of tea. Some people may want decaf, non-decaf, etc. To store your tea leaves, you might like these non-woven open top bags. Once the open top is sealed, no leaves will be able to spill out of the bag! Don’t forget that most people like to accompany their tea with milk, sugar, and honey. I would even go so far as to offer different types of milk as well. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your guests’ preferences. You may also be interested in our tea filter bags, allowing only liquids and very fine particulate to pass through.
It’s pretty standard that you can’t have a tea party without some kind of food. Whether you want to serve a full lunch meal or just some light snacks is entirely up to you. As long as you provide something for people to munch on during the tea party, you’ll be good to go. Some light snacks to include at the serving table could be fruit, salad, cookies, pretzel chips, and more. To store your food items, check out this food-safe flower border bag. This bag is single-sided to show your food, and the design is perfect for the occasion!
Ultimately, tea parties are meant to be fun and relaxing. Now that you’re equipped with enough information to host your own stellar tea party, we hope you enjoy every minute of it. We have other food info to spill too. If you like this blog, check out our other blog on the best and worst food ingredients to use.