15 Oct Handy Tips 101: Organize and Host an Elegant High Tea Party! Part 1
Ever thought about organizing an elegant afternoon tea party, which is a great way to entertain guests on multi-day events such as weddings, or seasonal festivities of our Colorful India!? Be it a high tea wedding reception, baby shower, birthday, or an anniversary, Get in line to learn some of our fabulous (and, of course, Highly Secretive and Personal!) tips on “How to host the best high tea party in town”!
Does the idea of a tea party conjure up images of dainty teacups, lace tablecloths, Victorian décor, and scenes from Alice in Wonderland? You’re both right and wrong! Tea-parties are a British-era tradition. But, they have certainly evolved over time, and over mixture of social norms, fads, trends, styles, people, youth, modern culture, and of course the advent and introduction of the Internet!
In this guide, we introduce you to this fun tradition of high tea parties and share tips and recommendations on how to organize a high tea event at home or at your office.
A Quick History Lesson
High-tea parties are often considered a gentlemanly affair, popular with the upper class. Initially, high tea was enjoyed by the British working class. It was the time when they gathered to enjoy the evening supper. It was a hearty meal – and didn’t just include finger sandwiches and scones that we associate with tea parties today.
The Evolution of High Tea Party
Today, a high tea party is considered a between meals event and is usually scheduled from mid to late afternoon. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a formal event. Instead, it has evolved to become a casual affair. It’s common for both men and women to attend high tea events. It is one of the most popular ways to entertain business clients.
High Tea Party – Perfect for All Celebrations
If you don’t want to host an elaborate sit-down dinner or lunch, a high tea party is your answer. It’s ideal for several celebrations like:
- Wedding receptions
- Baby shower
- Bridal shower
- Family gatherings
- Graduation party
- Friends get-togethers
- Birthday celebration
- Anniversary celebration
- Retirement party
- Client meets, etc.
It’s fuss-free and gives the host plenty of time to catch up with all guests. The food for high tea parties is prepared before the guests arrive. It is either served in a buffet or passed around in individually plated boxes to each guest. Since the food is already plated and ready to be served, the host has plenty of time to relax and catch up with the guests.
The guest list can be accommodated to include just one special guest or dozens of people. It can be either a formal affair hosted in a corporate meeting room or a causal affair at your home. Now that you’ve seen the nuts and bolts of a tea party let’s examine how to organize one.
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