Hello My Beauties,
Sometimes life takes over and we do not see our friends as much as we would like to. So why not get the girls together and host an afternoon tea party! I’d like to give you a reason to send out some invites for a fun get-together. Even though it would be nice to be in an elegant British tea room, we can turn our backyard into the next best thing.
First, you’ll need some teaware that will be sure to wow your guests. You can find many tea sets here on William Ashley site (local to Toronto, proudly Canadian, with a single flagship store since 1947) .
By the way, they have #TheBestforEVENless sale online and in-store right now. You can save up to 65% .
They have tea sets off all different colours, patterns and price points. You can also use some individual pieces that you already own and just get what you need separately: cups , teapots, sugar and creamer sets or plates. Make sure to pick a colour scheme and match all of your tea-ware, tablecloth and decorations.
I am absolutely obsessed with Miranda Kerr Designs Teacups for Royal Albert
The range includes all the trimmings for a proper tea party: cups, saucers, strainers, kettles, cream and sugar pots, tea caddies, plates and cake stands, all decorated with pink peonies and butterflies. For the lowbrow tea (or coffee!) drinker, there are also mugs. According to the very pink look book, the collection was designed with Kerr’s love of nature in mind and memories of her days drinking tea from her grandmother’s own Royal Albert set when she was but a wee lass in Australia.
If the collection reminds you of something you saw at Sister Odell’s house during her Sunday post-church afternoon socials, you’re not alone. But, uh, if flowers and butterflies are what you’re into, this stuff is pretty perfect.
Next you’ll need some treats to dip in your tea. Scones are an extremely popular afternoon treat, as well as cakes and cookies.
Next, you might want a nice tiered serving tray for all that baking you’ve been doing. This displays everything in an organized, elegant way. I have a few options here , here and here. You can use a porcelain tray or a chrome tray, depending on the color scheme you picked.
Lastly, choose some decorations for your afternoon tea party. You can find some easy DIY decorations on Pinterest or you could go to your local dollar store and find some cute hangings or lights to put up. Whatever you choose, make sure it is stress free so that you can enjoy your day with your girls!
If you happen to have a tea party, be sure to send me some pictures via Facebook/Instagram direct message of your set up and I will feature them in my stories!
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