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Many years ago, my friend use to invite guests over on a Sunday afternoon for “tea”. It was a nice way to end a Sunday afternoon, and we always met new people without the formality of a sit down dinner.

I decided after writing my blog post about my china collection, that it was time for me to host my own tea party and to actually use my china and not just stare at it in the cupboard!!

Here’s some tips how to host a tea party:

1. I invited 10 woman from 3-5 p.m.

2. I set the table with china cups and saucers. (my favorite part)

Love Setting a Table

3. I served: orange almond scones (recipe to follow in another blog), fruit, a cheese platter, party sandwiches, and of course tea!! It was just the right amount of food.

I'm going to blog about these one day!!

4. As for the tea: I was SO lucky to have met a tea sommelier a year ago at a food show and she graciously brought her collection of tea and actually educated my guests about tea. My guests enjoyed her line of Tea and All its Splendour plus Sloane tea as well!! I brought out the new Perk Tetley Tea (with added cafferine) as well but no one seemed to want to try it. (sniff)  No question, my guests did not leave thirsty and they left inspired too.

Raelene with her line of Tea and All its Splendour

5. Raelene (Tea and All Its Splendour) even brought the right tea kettle so that the water could be boiled at the correct temperature!! I was so impressed.

I’m not kidding, my tea party would not have been the same without her presence. Full Disclosure; I did not know how to make loose leaf tea till this tea party…she saved me!!

It was a great afternoon and I’m sure I will do it again…now that I know how to make tea!!

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4 Responses to “I Feel So Grown Up: I Hosted a Tea Party!”

  1. March 11th, 2012 at 16:38 | #1

    Well maybe for this I would have give a yes rsvp, it sounds great!
    I love tea, we make loose leaf tea all the time in this house. I even bought
    one of those new tea kettles at ikea, it has the tea infuser right in it and all for $10.
    I was a real sport and bought one for my niece too.

    • admin
      March 13th, 2012 at 18:32 | #2

      Thanks for letting me know about the tea kettle at Ikea. Will look out for it.

  2. March 12th, 2012 at 07:17 | #3

    This looks so fun; I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there. And you even had a tea sommelier there – how fancy!

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      March 13th, 2012 at 18:32 | #4

      It was such a fun afternoon. Sorry you missed it as well. I’m sure I will be hosting another type of party in the summer and will make sure you are on the list!! Would really like to have you over one day soon.

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