Before you think we’ve gone all granny on you, hear us out! Hosting an afternoon tea soirée is really chic if done correctly for that bridal or baby shower you’ve been coaxed into hosting. Brilliant, darling!
Even though you know how to set a proper table, tea parties are a little different since they need a special type of table setting (tea cups and saucers, duh!). If you don’t have your own, don’t have a hissy! RentaTeaParty.com to the rescue. Depending on the number of attendees, the packages run from $126 to $369. Or if you’ve always wanted your own grown-up tea pieces, we adore this Villeroy & Bocj “Audun” set ($15.75-$258.75) from Macy’s.
Satisfy everyone’s tea taste buds with this Master Tea Pouch Sampler ($58.75) by Mighty Leaf. It comes with an assortment of 108 black, green, white and herbal infusion teas. Sure to make all your invitees feel chipper.
The greatest part about any party is the food. Tea parties are much simpler in this regard because you can create all different kinds of dainty finger foods. Kim Hendrickson’s Tastefully Small: Finger Sandwiches, goes beyond your standard recipes for a more contemporary take on old-school tea time. Don’t forget the dessert!
Just like your childhood tea parties, you get to play dress up. Don’t have the time or the money to get a new one for your festivity? Scroll on by to RentTheRunway.com and chose one (or two!) designer dresses, pick the date you need it (same day too) and voilà! Dressed to impress in minutes. If you are feeling super fancy, indulge in a chic hat. Our Shecky’s Staffers are drooling over this Go-Lightly Hat ($258) from The Hat Shop.