Presented here are some useful Christmas tea party ideas to help in organizing one. Same ideas can also be used for an afternoon winter tea party.
To start with, draw up a list of all the people that you wish to invite. The size of such list depends on the number of people you’d want to be in attendance. About 3 or 4 friends should be invited for a close group tea party. But when many people are to be invited, a buffet style tea party is the way to go.
Another Christmas tea party idea is that invitations should contain all necessary details like RSVP and dress code, if any. These invitations are to be dispatched well before the date of the event.
The venue for the Christmas tea party should be comfortably warm, like by the fireside, and should be close to the area where serving is done. If the party is scheduled to hold in the afternoon, any time from 3:30pm to 4:00pm would be alright.
Different items complementing each other in color can be used for the decorations with touches of gold and silver added. Christmas linens and dish sets could be used for the Christmas tea party. The centerpiece may feature green leaves suitable for the holiday like pine cones or holly. To go with the flow, play appropriate soft music, put up lighted candles and add beautiful flowers.
Scones, homemade biscuits, mini tarts and winter squash soup are some wonderful Christmas tea party ideas when it comes to food needs. Teas like Christmas teas and Earl Grey are great for such a tea party; so also is an apple cider recipe.
Remember to make the atmosphere for the Christmas tea party friendly enough. Make everybody relax so that all will enjoy the experience. You could also make room for some take-away gifts like tea-themed ornaments that would serve as some kind of memento to make guests feel appreciated.