Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hosting a Tea Party - Notes

A good friend and I have decided to host an Inaugural High Tea for the neighborhood ladies.  We would like to have this tea in the beginning of November but not necessarily fall or holiday themed.

We spent an afternoon brainstorming and this is what we have come up with so far.

Tea Party Sandwiches by The Party Times
Tea Party Sandwiches and Cupcakes

Notes:


  • Name for the group?
    • Do we want a theme so we can continue hosting future teas?
  • Invitations
    • Hand Written
    • Printed Out on Pretty Paper
    • Purchased
  • Menu
    • Scones
    • Soup
    • Delicate Sandwiches
    • Cake / Tart
    • Tea - Are tea bags permissible?
      • Lemon / Milk / Sugar Cubes
  • Table
    • How many?  One big one or a few smaller ones?
    • Table Cloth(s) - make?
    • Napkins - make?
    • Tea Party Chairs by Cookin for My Captain as seen on Make and Takes
      Ribbons on Chairs
  • Decorations
    • Tie a ribbon around each chair ( I really like the idea of using white towels (as seen in the photo) or strips of fabric over the chairs and then tulle and ribbon bow ties around the backs of the chairs)
    • Calling Cards by Sample Board Online
      Calling Cards
    • Place Cards
  • Party Favors
    • Writing Cards
    • Calling Cards
    • Tea Bag Holder
    • Herb Plant
    • Mums
  • Activities
    • Make Holiday Ornaments
    • Nothing
    • Decorate Hats


Oh my goodness, I'm sure there will be so many more notes.  We have an idea as to the menu and what we'd like to see happen with this tea party.  We are meeting again to finalize our plans.

We'd like our afternoon to be totally feminine and hopefully over the top.  We envision glitter (well, I do anyway), flowers, candles, dressing up, giggles, and of course fun.  We'd like the ladies to walk away feeling rejuvenated and utterly pampered.

P.S., Have you hosted a tea party?  Do you have any suggestions?

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