Pretty Tea Party Ideas and Recipes

Chocolate Tea Bark
The old-fashioned tea party gets a modern makeover with an elegant table, a simple menu, and an unfussy attitude. See how to brew up your own casual get-together.

Tea Party Spread

A tea bar is an easy offering for a book club, a bridal or baby shower, or a girlfriend gathering. Set out a kettle plus to or three jars of loose tea and let guests steep their own. Round out the buffet with simple tea sandwiches, cozie-wrapped mugs, and a simple twig-and-flower display. Read on for all the details.

Tea Cozy Craft

Easy-sew collars made from wool felt dress up cups at the tea party (and takout coffee cups later). Let each guest choose one to take home. Get the free pattern and instructions, below.

Wrap your hot drinks with an eco-friendly handmade felt cozy. We'll show you the easy sewing technique responsible for the fun zigzag patterns in the cozy's design.

See How to Make the Tea Cozy Craft

Watch as the tea cozy comes together in this quick video.

Tea Leaves in Jars

Make the tea itself part of the decor. Dried tea leaves placed in glass jars with sweet labels make the mix-your-own mentality a social affair.

Tea Party Add-Ins

Host a modern tea party with pretty dishes and tea mix-ins that make each brew all its own. Gather a few glass jars and fill with lemon slices, brown sugar, and honey.

Cucumber Burrata Sandwiches

No tea party is complete without finger food! Sandwich radish and cucumber between crusts-off bread that's been spread with buttery Burrata cheese.

Bresaola and Truffle Butter Sandwich

Dried Italian beef gives bite to these tea sandwiches. They're decadent, especially with the addition of truffle butter.

Chocolate Tea Bark

Send guests home with a sweet reminder of tea time. Pack chocolate tea bark bars in parchment paper and kraft boxes for a tasty party favor.

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