A spring tea party outdoors may seem distant right now, but in this post we have a plan to follow and tips for when the weather outside turns warm.
In many parts of the country winter can keep you cooped up in the house, warm and safe, but slightly bored after several months of being inside. During these months you long for sunny days and outside play. Your comfortable home can almost become a prison, but fortunately winter gives way to the beautiful season of spring.
There are blooming buds and refreshing rain. The sun is out and the weather is warming up. It feels good to get started on Spring activities at last! There are gardens to plan, walks in the sunshine to take, and events to plan. Speaking of events, after a blustery winter, what could possibly be more refreshing than a beautiful spring tea party? With your garden sprouting lovely new flowers and the weather not too hot or cold, your party is going to be just what the doctor ordered.
In order to throw a beautiful spring party, you’re going to need a great plan. Here are some must-haves to think of while the perfect spring tea party:
How To Throw A Memorable Spring Tea Party Outdoors
Send invites snail mail
I know we live in a digital world, but when you’re hoping to make your event stand out, always send a real invite. Having a pretty invitation that is hand addressed sends the impression that your guest is important, and their attendance is meaningful to you. That’s absolutely the message you’re hoping to send, and it will be well received.
Give your teas a theme
There are a few standard tea blends, but have you considered giving your teas a theme? There are a few different ways to do that; you could use teas that come from flowers, like jasmine and rosehips, or teas all harvested from the same country. You could go all herbal as well. Whichever you choose, having a set blend of teas will give your party a polish.
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Once you’ve chosen which direction you are going with your teas, you have a menu to plan! Are you going to do an English high tea? Bring on the scones and clotted cream. A Spanish inspired tea? A Spanish omelet is a perfect match. Keep your foods light, serve an excellent salad, and make your dessert magnificent.
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Bring out your best tea set, or coffee set
Just like the right occasion requires the correct attire, the right tea party requires the right tea set. For this one, you’ll need something absolutely stunning. Since we’re celebrating spring and renewal of life, you’ll want to be certain to include a tea set with blooms and beautiful flowers. I love to serve iced tea, unsweet since I’m a southern girl. Use beautiful drink ware for iced tea as well. Iced tea is the perfect beverage for summer entertaining for those who don’t care for alcohol too.
Fill it with flowers
Speaking of flowers, would it really be a SPRING tea party without some lovely fresh cut flowers? You’ll have several options to choose from, but a word of caution: many people have allergies, so be considerate of this as you are choosing your floral arrangements. Either check with your guests beforehand or be certain to choose a low-fragrance set of flowers for your table. Some good options are:
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The best part of Spring is getting out of the house and spending time with your favorite friends. You have been hibernating for months. Get your party planned, and prepare to sip your tea in tranquility.
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