How to Host a Tea Party

tea party collage

Tea parties make most every girl feel happy inside.  Girls from 2-102 love to get dressed up and have a tea party with their girlfriends.  Many times it can feel overwhelming to host any event because we tend to put too much pressure on ourselves for perfection.  For this reason, I have gathered some tea party ideas that actually celebrate simplicity and imperfection.  I hope this post inspires you to host a tea party for your girlfriends.

tea party chair

Decorations make any party feel like a true celebration, but they do not have to be elaborate to be perfect.  This chair is decorated with ribbons and trims that can be found in the stash of any DIY crafter.  Simple elegance.  Don’t you agree?

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These tissue paper flowers are simple to construct and make a huge impact when using them to decorate.  Note the vintage book pages with the punched out trim.  Sparkle and Mine Blog

tea party decor

Paper doilies can be found at the dollar store.  When hung over a simple length of fishing line or ribbon, they make a very elegant decoration.  Wit and Whistle

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Mismatched tea cups and saucers make it easy to host a larger crowd and bring a casual elegance to your space.  Polka Dot Bride

tea party dishes

I feel like I could grab a cup and saucer and sit right down at this table.  Something about the mismatched cups is so inviting.  Glimpse of Style

tea party flowers

I love the idea of using random glass bottles as vases.  This idea is very easy and inexpensive.  Authentic Parenting
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The food at your tea party doesn’t have to be fancy.  Using a pretty serving tray makes even store bought cookies look inviting.  My True Blu

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This tray of goodies was most certainly easy to make, but the grapes pulled off the stems and sandwiches cut in to flowers makes it feel like a special occasion.

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Mini fruit pizzas made on sugar cookies.  All of the ingredients for these cookies could be purchased ready made and simply created. This tiered plate display is beautifully simple.  Less Ordinary Designs

tea party food

I love the white chocolate dipped wafer cookies.  Minted and Vintage
tea party seating

If seating and space are your excuse for not hosting tea parties, look at this set up.  The randomness of the seating is delightful and the outdoor setting gives plenty of space.  Remember, it’s not about perfection.  It’s all about being together.  Yvonne Byatts Family Fun

tea party tablescapeIf your taste is a bit more casual, this table setting might be the best for you.  Using pillows for seating and a door for the table is about as simple an idea as any.  Everything about this table makes me happy.  I love the colors, patterns and mismatched silverware the best.

I hope this post inspires you to take a look at the things you have laying around your home and decide to celebrate friendships by hosting your very own tea party.


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