First things first: decide on a date. There are a few factors to consider when setting the date of any event. Make sure that the most essential guests are free on your chosen day, make sure you’ve given yourself enough time to prepare anything and, if you’re planning on hosting it outside, make sure you’ve checked the weather forecast!
Once you’ve established a date you next need to invite your guests! Make a guest list of everyone you wish to attend, buy or make some suitable invitations and wait for the responses! Make sure you give your guests plenty of notice to ensure as many attendees as possible.
One of the most fun aspects of planning any event, especially when that event is a tea party, is throwing yourself into the theme. Whether you’re into 1950s glamour, fantasy films or fancy a good old fashioned Mad Hatter’s tea party make sure you’re theme is well suited to you, your guests and your setting. It’d be no good throwing a beach themed party outside in the middle of November so give it some thought.
One of the easiest ways to translate your party’s theme to your guests is through the decoration of the venue. Whether you’re throwing the tea part in your garden, your living room or you’ve hired a function room for the event you’ll need to make it look amazing. Plain rooms can be easily transformed into the setting of your dreams; whether you need props, balloons or bunting make sure you’ve stocked up well in advance to create the perfect effect.
Once you’ve decided on your theme you can now begin to decide what to serve to your guests. Of course, no tea party would be complete without tea and cake! Think about and research food and drink associated with your theme to really get your guests involved. If you’ve opted for a romance themed tea party think candy hearts and lovey dovey cake toppers; if you’re planning a flower themed tea party you’ll need to stock up on the daisy cupcake wrappers and flower plungers to make your cakes look the part. Whatever you decide to serve just make sure it’ll amaze and satisfy your guests!
You’ve set the date, received the RSVPs, told everyone about the theme, bought your decorations and baked your cakes all that’s left to do is throw the tea party! Make sure you’ve got plenty of food and drink for your guests, as well as enough crockery and cutlery, so that none of your guests are left wanting. Once all of the finer details are in place sit back, grab a teacup and a cupcake and have fun!