Home | How To Throw The Perfect Afternoon Tea Party!

Have you ever wanted to throw your own tea party?

I have for a long time, and now with the warm weather and a beautiful cupcake stand I was bought for Christmas, I thought it was the perfect way to celebrate Woopy’s birthday!

Yes I’m celebrating the dogs birthday. I’m so aware of how crazy that may sound but I think if you can’t celebrate what you want then what’s life. I think a tea party is also a lovely way to celebrate a baby shower, hen party or even just a get together with friends!

So I had my heart set on throwing a tea party and I managed to get the sweetest decorations to make it all fun, floral and pink! Take a look…

Flowers & Decor

Flowers are key to making your tea party look traditional and pretty, as well as the plates and tea pots. I didn’t want to have to clean up lots of fancy plates so used paper plates that I picked up from Home Bargains – 12 Alice and Wonderland plates for 79p! The flowers were artificial roses that I got last year from Home Bargains too, but fresh roses or carnations would work for a tea party too! I added the grass table runner for an extra rustic garden vibe; I love how it looks against the wood! This was £7 from Hobbycraft, along with the floral bunting and ‘3’ balloon.

Food & Drink

A traditional afternoon tea is usually served mid to late afternoon with finger sandwiches, sweet treats, scones with jam and cream and tea! We did all of this, as well as some summer drinks like Pimms, prosecco and gin! I was very lucky to have a friend do some fantastic baking for me; he made the scones, meringues and the most beautiful birthday cake ever! Here’s what was on our menu…

I filled miniature jam jars with strawberry and raspberry jam, and tied floral tags to the jars saying the flavour. This way people could take them home with a scone if they wanted as I had individual cake boxes too!

All in all it was a lovely afternoon and the dogs had a great time playing together! I’ll share some pictures with you all soon!

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