Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tea Parties For Any Occassion!

For my birthday this year I told the Suburban Prince I wanted to go to high tea instead of dinner. I did some research and found a few places offering this sort of thing and off we went, into the big city for our birthday princess tea party!




This is what our table looked like while we waited for the treats to arrive!




Who could resist?!


The perfect way to feel like a proper lady at lunch!



I love the silver tea pots and fine china - they really make lunch an event!


Ever since I told my friends about our birthday lunch they all want to do the same thing for their birthdays - I have been to a lot of tea parties this year!

If you don't have a tea shop in your town check with your local hotels, a lot of them offer a tea service ranging from $10.00 - $40.00 per person.

Since I inherited my Gran's china tea sets I have been dying to host my own tea party! This is very easy to do at home. Simply invite your friends, tell them to wear their fanciest tea dresses, make sandwiches on all sorts of breads with fillings like smoked salmon, egg, watercress. Also serve chocolate dipped fruit, scones with jam and clotted cream and little cakes in pretty colours. Of course you must have several pots of tea. This is a great chance to try some teas you wouldn't normally have at home! Top your tea party off with a nice bottle of champagne and enjoy!

There are lots of pretty invitations to choose from on sites like etsy and ebay so you can easily set the tone of your party right from the moment your friends open them!
Have a fabulous day!

17 comments:

Red Lipstick Style said...

High tea is wonderful. It is such a wonderful feeling to experience, as you stated, feeling like a proper lady!

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

I love High Tea....I surprised my mom with High Tea for mother's day a couple of years ago and it was a big hit!

xoxo!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Okay -- I love a good tea party as much as anyone. But in that first picture (of what your table looked like), I really feel like playing "One of these things is not like the other; one of these things just doesn't belong". Birthday date with husband? Hmmmm? Don't you leave the children behind when you go on a date? Hmmmm?

Mini said...

I love it! So...when are you hosting your next tea party? Maybe you can have one that I could attend the next time I come up that way - looking like sometime in summer 2010.

Suburban Princess said...

Mini you tell me well in advance of your visit and we will have a tea party!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

That sounds lovely! I would trade a high tea for birthday dinner any year!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

What a fun idea! I love trying different kinds of tea as I am usually a coffee drinker, plus I love the idea of all the treats and scones!

Princess Freckles said...

I've always wanted to do this! My fiance said that they offer a high tea at the Grand Floridian in Disney World and that we're going! I can't wait!

Gwen said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I have always wanted to host a tea party for Ellie's birthday and maybe this will be the year!!! I would love to have all of the little girls dressed up and drinking tea with pastries. So adorable!!! XOXO

Jo said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate! My husband I went to high tea when we were in Victoria a couple of years ago ~ it was simply lovely!

I think you're on to a fun new way to celebrate birthdays for big girls! : )

Jo

KAG said...

I heart high tea - always go when I am in London! xoxo KAG

Elle Squared said...

What a great idea! How fun!

And I love the photo with the bottle in the middle of everything. Yep, that's what our dates look like too! :)

Tatiana said...

That's a great idea! I love tea parties, and those stand are just so adorable!!!
PS: I had no idea that that's where the low riding pants came from!!! That is just sick!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I love tea parties! So fun! Haven't been to one in so long!!

Tracy said...

This sounds like a totally lovely idea! I want to try it!

Fifi Flowers said...

My mouth is watering with all those delicious morsels!!! YUM!

pinkpolkadotaa said...

This looks like fun! What a great idea!