How to Throw a Spring Tea Party

Three Parts:InvitationsStocking up on suppliesPreparing the tea party

A spring tea party can be a great time for you to relax and connect with friends. It's extra special when you've gone to the trouble of making some of the food and when you've made the tea from scratch.

Part 1
Invitations

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    Send out invitations. Use pastel colors on the invitations. Decorate with a lovely springtime design, such as little flowers. Send one to each person you'd like to come.

Part 2
Stocking up on supplies

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    Decide which supplies you already have and which you need to get. If you don't have everything, plan a shopping trip.
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    Consider using a tablecloth with a springtime theme. This could be pastel colored, or something with floral, etc. designs on it. A white tablecloth is also a good choice, although it shows stains easily.
    • Consider using flowers for decorations. You'll need vases or bowls to hold them in.
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    Choose the items needed for the garden space. Do you already have outdoor furniture? If not, hire or buy some; get a foldout table and some chairs.
    • Springtime cushions for the chairs will add a pleasant touch.
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    If you need one, buy a tea-set.
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    Purchase the food ingredients. If you're not going to make all of the food, order or purchase cookies, croissants, and cupcakes. If you are going to use store bought tea, then buy the tea as well as everything else.

Part 3
Preparing the tea party

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    Prepare the food. Decide what can be made the day before and what needs to be made on the day. Anything fresh, such as scones and whipped cream, should be made a few hours prior to the tea party. Some food ideas include:
    • Pastries, cookies, maybe cupcakes
    • Crackers and Brie cheese, cream cheese and salmon
    • Lemon and orange slices for the tea
    • Strawberries and blueberries
    • Salad avocado, tomatoes. cucumber, alfalfa sprouts.
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    On the day of the party, set up. Put up the table and set up all the chairs.
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    About 10 minutes before everyone arrives, make the tea. If it's tea leaf tea, then follow the directions on the packaging.
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    Make herbal tea. Get your teapot and put a teapot strainer in in it. Put mint leaves in the strainer and leave them be. Boil some water and put it in the teapot. Let the mint leaves steep for about 3 minutes.
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    Serve. There is a dramatic way of serving. First, sit everyone down and give a brief speech about how happy you are that they came. Then if you have a family member or friend, ask them to be the server. First, have them bring out the cookies, croissants, and cupcakes. Let your guest eat those for a minute. Make sure there's still some left! Then bring out the tea in little cups.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Juice is a good thing to have for some guests too, and perhaps some lemonade.
  • If you want, you could quickly heat up the pastries in the oven.

Things You'll Need

  • Fold up table
  • Springtime Invitations, cushions, and a tablecloth
  • Fold up chairs
  • Tea set
  • Store bought tea: 1 tin box of tea
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Homemade tea: 1 third cup of mint leaves, water, sugar (optional)
  • Cookies
  • Croissants
  • Cupcakes

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