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A Spring Tea Party is not only a fantastic way to kick off the warmer weather, but it is also a really fun party to plan for Mother’s Day, a Baby Shower, a Bridal Shower, or just because. I decided to plan a Fairy Princess Spring Tea Party for the simple reason I wanted to! My youngest loves all things princesses so when I saw this Disney Fairy Tale line of teas from Adagio Tea, I knew the party had to happen!
Putting together a tea party like the one we did is really very simple! And there is no right or wrong way to do one!
The Table Setting:
You can set up the party either inside or out. Since the day we were going to have the tea party was gorgeous weather wise, we knew it had to be outside!
The Party Time:
Traditional tea parties are held in the afternoon according to the Tea Etiquette Guide, so we planned ours according at 1:00 pm.
The Tea Set:
My Mother-in-law found a tea set for me at a consignment store in the U.P. of Michigan of all places. If you don’t have a set, head to your local thrift/consignment store. You never know what you will find there!
Serving Platters, Cake Stands, Plates:
This is the perfect time to use those pieces of special tableware that you only use a few times a year!
I have had the tiered cake stand for over 10 yrs that we used for the party. I normally only use it at Christmas, but it worked perfectly for our tea party!
I found the plates at Hobby Lobby last May. They were on clearance for $1.00 each! So worth packing home! (Well to me it was worth it, to my husband, well, he wonders!)
The cake stand was in the dollar section at Target.
The other plates and pieces are just pieces from random sets that are in from cabinet to use at various holidays.
A proper English tea party has savories and sweets! You can serve any type of sandwiches, scones, sweets, fruits, jam/jellies; whatever really you know your guests will eat!
Make sure to follow the proper etiquette of eating your sandwiches first, scones second, and sweets last.
I let the plates, platters, cake stands, and tableware be our table decoration except for the Strawberry roses! I found a DIY for those. You can find the link here. My family absolutely loved these! I will be making them again!
Water – with/without lemon
Tea – cream, sugar, and/or honey
For our tea party, I served the following:
Chicken salad on mini croissants – I used this recipe here.
Lemon Scones – I changed up a recipe from Pioneer Woman’s site.
Fruit tray – with cream cheese dip
Berry Tea cookies
Petit Fours – you can find the recipe here for the ones we made. (these were so easy to make!)
Variety of tea from Adagio Teas
Sugar Crystals from Adagio Teas
If you are looking for a fun way to change up a Spring lunch/dinner, why not throw together a Spring Tea Party? I think my husband and teen had as much fun as my youngest and I did!