• artfullyalissa

Tips for hosting an at home tea party fit for a royal

One of my fondest memories in London was enjoying afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason, sipping a spot of tea and enjoying delicious bites. While we unfortunately can't travel for quite some time, I thought it would be fun to put together an at home tea party for my mom and sister! It was a perfect afternoon with all the items (except flowers!) already in the house.

Set up a decadent spread

Our posh affair featured beautiful flowers in antique milk glass vases, a pastel pink tablecloth and decadent bites on cake stands. Setting the table in a color theme elevates the experience and sets the stage for a fancy afternoon.

Bake delicious treats

We served two sweet treats - shortbread cookies filled with apricot jam and flower shaped vanilla cakes with citrus glaze. While these aren't traditional afternoon tea treats, we loved the simplicity of making these desserts and how 'bite sized' they were.

Serve tea with antique china

One of the most elegant moments is serving tea in antique cups, which happen to be my great grandmother's! Tea cups are so beautiful with their intricate designs and the daintiness of each cup. It was also complimented our dinning room beautiful, which features stunning antique decor.

Feature an assorted tea selection

Everyone has a different preference for tea, whether herbal or Earl Grey. Make sure to feature options during your afternoon tea while displaying in a petite bowl. To plush it up even more, select teas that are from England or Scotland for an even more authentic feel!