When it comes to the decorations for a tea party, you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of effort into organising the décor. There are a number of options available to you. The tea accessories and exquisite meals, such as porcelain teapots and teacups, clean linen napkins, a frosted cake on an attractive stand, and the tiered serving tray with tea sandwiches, scones, and small bite-sized treats, are typically beautiful enough to create the atmosphere of a special event. However, if you are feeling adventurous, adding just a few new items to the décor of your party will help you create a scene that your visitors are sure to never forget.
Collect things that inspire you when shopping at antique shops, flea markets, or home stores so that you may construct a variety of tea party decorations to have on hand if the need strikes to throw a gathering at the last minute. This will allow you to be prepared. Keep an eye out for deals, and add to your collection when time permits. Some of the items that you may want to keep an eye out for are silver tea sets, china teapots, tea cups, plates, vases, cake stands, cocktail glasses, serving trays, bowls, platters, pitchers, linen napkins, and napkin rings.
However, in order to get wonderful decorations, it is not always necessary to go out and purchase anything new, as it is possible that you already own what you want. Discover what you already possess by searching through the storage in the basement and the attic to see if there is anything that can be repurposed. For instance, if you had the good fortune to come upon an old bird cage, you may use it as the highlight of your next event. After giving it a thorough cleaning, spray it with paint in either gold or silver. You may adorn it with twine and flower buds, but if you want a more romantic effect, you could buy a pair of faux doves from a craft shop and place them within the cage. After that, sprinkle rose petals all around the base of the bowl.
If you’re feeling stuck, flowers are tea party decorations that will never go out of fashion and are rather impossible to mess up. They add a lot to a party’s atmosphere, especially considering the small amount of time it takes to arrange a bouquet. Use vases that you already own or find antique tins and even teapots to use for arranging shorter bouquets. For something a little more out of the ordinary, create garlands of flowers that are in-season season. Pick the flower buds off each stem and using a needle, pull a fine string through the buds. Then hang the garland in a spot where it will catch the eyes of guests, maybe by the fireplace or around a doorway.
Candles are another easy way to give a room added visual interest. Fill a glass jar one quarter to halfway with colored glass stones or beads and nestle candles in the stones. You might also fill the jar partly with water and place floating candles inside. Use candles of varying heights and colors to create an attractive arrangement.
For some edible décor, place vintage teacups filled with small candies like M&Ms, nonpareils, or jellybeans on coffee and side tables. And for the tea table itself, try using vibrantly colored tablecloths, table runners, or place mats. If you have a beautiful wooden dining table, occasionally skip the table cloth and let the wood show through with just a runner and/or place mats. Slid vintage napkin rings around colorful linen napkins to add a pop of color to a table covered in a snow white tablecloth and then slip a small bunch of dried flowers into the napkin rings for even more visual appeal. And again, don’t forget that china can be used as decoration and doesn’t even have to match. In fact, mismatched china can make a table look like a work of art by giving it a unique character.