Host a Summertime Tea Party Slideshow
A tiered tray is a classic choice for a tea party. If you don’t have one, stack a few small cake stands or create a tray from extra plates and teacups.
Create simple floral arrangements by tucking flowers — especially flowers that are light but full, like roses, peonies, and gardenias — into extra pieces of a tea set, like a teacup or teapot.
You can find vintage china teacups, saucers, teapots, and more at your local thrift store. Even when they don’t match, they give off a "collected" feel.
Thrift store utensils painted in pastels are an easy way to personalize your tea party. Click here for instructions on how to do it yourself.
It would hardly be a tea party without high-tea fare. Bake or buy a selection of pretty and delicate pastries like cannelés, French macarons, meringues, fruit tarts, jam cookies, and, of course, scones. Serve with clotted cream and jam.