Planning A Festive Holiday Tea Party
Welcome To My Christmas Tea Party
Plan A Perfect Holiday Tea Party
Article By Sharon Stajda
Are you thinking about hosting a Christmas Tea Party? I had so much fun planning and hosting mine. I have put together some great tips on food, decorations, keepsake gifts, and some great ideas for the invitation! I have shared my secrets for setting a fabulous Holiday table, plus I have added lots of my personal photos to show you my home all done up for my Christmas tea party. So, why not consider hosting a festive Holiday tea party, a tea party that your guest will never forget.
Before you go any further - Please Take My Poll ...
Have you ever given a Christmas Tea Party?
The first thing you will want to do is choose a date to have your Holiday Tea Party
Choosing A Perfect Invitation - A great invitation is a must ! I created my own at Zazzle
I created My Invitation At Zazzle
Create a festive tea party Invitation at Zazzle or just use one of mine... It was so much fun creating a personal tea party invitation for my guests. If you would like to create an invitation or just use one of the invitations I created, visit the link below and please take a moment to browse my collection.
I Decided To Cater My Tea Party
"Victoria's Delights Bistro and Catering" was my first choice. I chose Victoria's Delights due to my positive dining experience at the restaurant. I knew how much I had always enjoyed the wonderful food that the restaurant offered, and I knew of the wonderful reputation Victoria's has for providing North Oakland County Michigan, and surrounding areas with tasty cuisine, and friendly professional service since 1997.
All the dishes I chose for my Christmas Tea party were tried and true favorites of the restaurant, and catering customers alike. I also had a few special requests not listed on their catering menu, the staff were very accommodating, and work with me providing all of my special requests.
Started off with a fresh Maurice Salad
Scones Accompanied The Maurice Salad....
I followed up my salad with assorted tea sandwiches
I Served A Smorgasbord Of Deserts.
It's always special to receive a Keepsake at a Tea Party. A little memory of the day...
Vintage Christmas post cards make wonderful sweet little keepsake for your guest ... I added a few at each table to add to the Victorian decor.
Planning the china - I love to be eclectic when it comes to a tea party
I set up two tables.
I decided to set up two table settings for my tea party. I wanted my guests to be comfortable, and able to enjoy the day. Also by having two tables, it provided me with the opportunity to choose two different table setting themes. "I love to set the perfect table"...
One of my tables was in my sitting room which is open to my kitchen and dining nook. I decided to match the Christmas décor of each given space. I always decorate my sitting room in golds and shades of burgundies, claret red, and very elegant. My Holiday decor leans toward being opulent, a bit over the top...
I decorated the sitting room the table by using a deep green tablecloth with a white tablecloth that has small embroidered Christmas roses. The chairs were covered in white with a very wide blush pink lace sashes around the backs of each chair. The china I choose was eclectic, a collection of china teacups and saucers that contained pink and deep burgundy roses rimmed in gold. The Tea set also had the same rose motif. The dinner plate was antique cranberry glass. I crafted my centerpiece by fashioning a depression glass creamer and sugar set into as a small table lamp. I added a battery powered candle, that worked perfectly to give off a bit of light. I then added some vintage postcards and my homemade sachets.
One Of The Table Settings - Holiday Rose
My Sitting Room Was All Done Up For The Holidays
The Holiday Rose Made For A Beautiful Table Setting
The Second Table Was Set Up In My Dinning Area - Just Off My Kitchen. The colors I used again matched the decor of the room.
View Of The Two Tables
My Second Table - All done up in silver, white, soft pink, and cranberry - very elegant
Te Table Decor Matched The Decor Of The Room
For my tea, I used antique china. Some of what I had, and some I purchased at my favorite local Antique Shop, and some I found on eBay. I was able to find some wonderful pieces on eBay, at bargain prices.