A Tea Party

If the weekend brings rain, take the party inside and serve tea paired with fresh pastries. And if the drinks aren’t enough to warm those bones, the conversation and community certainly will.

  • Place Settings: Use mismatched china to create an eclectic look. Cups and saucers could even be thrifted allowing for both effortless and cost-effective styling. Balance the china with uniform flatware. The modern gold keeps things fresh.
  • Flowers: Rather than one giant bouquet, create smaller clusters of flowers. Use a variety but pull in the colors of the room to keep it cohesive.
  • Place Cards: Ditch traditional paper and opt for a more creative way to seat your guests. Use canisters of loose-leaf tea to mark their spot by writing names or initials in gold marker on the tops.
  • Menu: No need for a full meal. Tea parties are all about finger foods and pastries. Sliced sandwiches, cookies, and scones pair perfectly with the warm drinks.
  • Centerpiece: Place the pot of tea at the center of the table. It prevents your guests from having to leave the conversation for a second pour.

Styling by Kelsea Olivia. Photography by Karen Scheffe.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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