ModCloth’s Perfect Tea Party Guide!

tea party guide

Hoping to throw a tea party that really takes the cake? Our simple guide to hosting a stylish soiree is as easy as making traditional cucumber tea sandwiches (the straightforward recipe’s below!)

The words “tea party” typically bring to mind images of sweetly sophisticated young ladies, decked out in voluminous crinolines and lace dresses, with bouncing curls and rosy cheeks. Granted, dressing up for any occasion can be more fun than the occasion itself, but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to hosting your own traditional tea party!

Your house, apartment, or dorm room doesn’t necessarily need a designated Tea Room as part of its floor plan to entertain dapper gents and posh ladies. Instead, procure the necessary furnishings, like the Test the Waters Vase or String of Words Alphabet Discs, pictured below, to ensure your high-class guests feel like they’re in an era when social tea drinking, and and its accompanying accoutrement, are simply the norm!

In addition to preparing a bevy of aromatic, invigorating, therapeutic, and downright delicious teas (we recommend Ceylon white and green varieties), no tea party is complete with out finger foods. Above, please see the recipe (handwritten on the adorbs Keep It in the Family Recipe Box cards) for traditional cucumber tea sandwiches. With a short list of ingredients, and an even shorter list of directions, these easy-to-make, delectable sandwiches, pictured below on the charming Chef’s Choice Plate Set, embody the dainty elegance of a true Victorian affair. And, of course, no tea party is complete with a savory selection of sweets – we recommend the Dozen It Look Yummy Kit to get your creative confection juices flowing!

cucumber sandwiches

Cucumber sandwiches atop the Chef’s Choice Plate Set.

Have you hosted a terrific tea party in the past? If so, what are the secrets to your success?

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  1. C 07/22/2010 at 1:05 pm #

    You missed the Whoopie Pies cookbook! Those look like awesome party treats. One more thing though: BLACK TEA FOREVER!

  2. cb 07/22/2010 at 1:29 pm #

    i love tea parties! i had one for my bridal shower… we had all mismatched tea cuts and saucers and tea pots…flowers everywhere…it was so perfect!!

  3. Megan 07/22/2010 at 3:35 pm #

    I love tea parties! In fact, I’m going to a tea room with my friends next week!

  4. Sophie 07/22/2010 at 9:52 pm #

    Oh this is so cute! I’m a big fan of tea parties with the girls, it’s such a nice way to unwind!

  5. anne 07/25/2010 at 4:09 pm #

    those sandwiches look divine

  6. Ashley 09/07/2010 at 4:29 pm #

    Mmm! Can’t wait to try this.

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