preparing a tea party
Before thinking about what teas will be offered, where in the house the reception will take place or what foods will be served, it is necessary to pay attention to the number of guests. This number will be essential for the further preparations. So, pen paper in hand to list dear friends who will be attending and meeting.
However, you must pay attention to the list of people who will be part of your guest network. Generally, tea parties are organized for a small audience, less than 10 people. That’s because the goal is that the host can enjoy a cozy and intimate moment with guests. To be able to converse and give due attention to those present on an equal basis.
Time, place and invitations
Once you’ve decided who your companions will be for this meeting, it’s time to decide the time and location. Typically, these tea events start in the late afternoon, around 4pm. As for the location, this will depend on the weather. If it’s a sunny day, the garden or backyard can be great spaces to receive guests. But if it’s rainy it’s better not to take any chances and welcome them indoors.
Having defined the actions mentioned above, it’s time to use your creativity in producing the invitations. They can be handmade or digitized. There is also the option to buy them ready-made, if you don’t have a lot of time to produce them manually. If you prefer, instead of doing something more traditional, you can opt for a more modern way, such as a phone call or e-mail.
Choice of tea and food flavors
It is important to select known flavors that tend to please the most varied palates. Leave at least three flavors available to guests. In addition, some items should also be available to the gifts, such as sugar, honey, sweetener, lemon, milk, etc. To accompany the tea, it is recommended that the host serves cookies, cakes, cheese breads, sandwiches, etc. So, everyone can have fun and enjoy a tasty snack.