It was my birthday this Saturday, and some of you may have seen a few photos I shared on Instagram and Facebook. This year I decided to do something different and throw a tea party for me and my girls. Now that it’s over, I feel quite pleased with myself for coming up with this idea, because we truly had a great time. As one of my friends said we felt like as though we lived a moment in Alice in Wonderland’s life.
Throwing a tea party is the sweetest way to celebrate whatever you want to celebrate. But how do you organize that? Today I’m sharing with you a few tips to follow when preparing for your own.
Basically, this is the first thing to consider after making up your mind on throwing a tea party. You may want to think about what the season is and set it as a theme. Then, you have dozens of ideas to play around with. However, one tip you may want to follow is going vintage, because it’s absolutely classy. Of course, a modern tea party would be an interesting experiment, too.
The Perfect Place
Choosing the place is the most crucial thing into making it all magical. The interior should match the theme, be girly, and vintage. The place I chose myself is called Shtastliveca (The Lucky Man) and is located on Sofia’s Blvd. Vitosha. Honestly, they did just beyond perfect in understanding what I want and making it real.
The setting of the table must be eye-catchy and aesthetic. It must comply with the theme, too. For instance, in Autumn you can decorate with leaves and pumpkin (as in my case); in Winter you can use blue accents and some coconut flakes to make it feel like snow; for Spring you can take inspiration in tulips or other seasonal flowers; and Summer itself will give you so many inspirations some of which garden tea party or a picnic style. Whatever you go for, don’t forget about the flowers!
First thing on the list obviously is tea! To compliment the setting and indulge in tastes you will want to think of both sweet and salty bites. Sweet can be biscuits, cakes, cupcakes and fruits. Salty can be mini sandwiches, pastry bites and tasty potato or kinoa balls.
The Right Hour
Drinking tea is an afternoon thing and anything between 15:00 and 17:00 sounds like a good starting hour. A brunch could also be a great alternative to consider.
I myself did not have the time to deal with this, but sending some invitations to your friends (even just online) would make the whole experience even more magical.
The Dress Code
Dressing up accordingly is a must, especially when you’re hosting the tea party. Everything chic and feminine that goes well with the theme will complete it all. To go into specifics, bell skirts and dresses are perfect for that vintage spirit. I myself opted for a victorian style top (similar) and a chic skirt in burnt orange (good alternative).
Have you ever organized a tea party? Or maybe been at one?