Afternoon Tea Ideas

Need afternoon tea ideas for the ladies tea you are hostessing? There are different types to choose from like a champagne tea (usually served as a brunch), a high tea (an evening meal), cream tea and a light tea (which can both be served as an afternoon tea).

The reason for an afternoon tea are many and varied and we want to share a few ideas with you for reasons, or as some would say, excuses, to hostess a tea party. ;-)

Different Afternoon Tea Ideas:

Ladies Afternoon Tea Party

A ladies tea party is usually given with a Victorian Theme.

But another Theme can be chosen to celebrate with especially if ones nationality is taken into consideration, or you just want to celebrate a particular holiday, like the Chinese New Year or Russian Name Day, adjustments can easily be made in menu selections and some simple ideas can change the whole atmosphere of you party. Deciding between afternoon tea, also called low tea and a high tea is important so your guests will know what to expect.

Bridal Shower Tea Party
A tea party is an excellent idea especially if the bride will be given different showers by others, eg: ladies from the office, fellow teachers, ladies from a club she belongs to...

We have put up a page for you to peruse to get ideas for your bridal shower games. There are lots of free game ideas you can modify or use as they are. Feel free to bookmark the page for future reference, or to share with friends.

Kitchen Tea Ideas
Fun and memorable ideas and gift suggestions (a teapot, maybe?) for the bride's kitchen tea party.

Baby Shower Tea Party
Suggestions for baby showers are plentiful, but we will help you tailor yours to a tea party with ease.

Don't forget first time Grandmothers!
They deserve a special tea with their friends too!

Book Club Tea Party
Nothing comes to mind quicker when you say 'book club', as does 'tea party'! A monthly book club meeting is also an opportune time to incorporate a ladies tea party. Along with exploring and discussing your book of the month or favorite author, you can also try a 'new tea' of the month, along with old favorites.

Adult Afternoon Tea Ideas for a Birthday

An adult birthday tea party is a nice way to include the men-folk, who might be shy about attending just a tea party. You will be surprised how many men will enjoy the relaxing, amiable atmosphere at a tea party. This is also another nice way to center the party around a different theme depending on the guest of honor's ancestry.

Red Hat Tea Party
This site would not be complete without the mention of the revered Red Hat Society! So while enjoying your meeting or event, you can also enjoy a lovely cup of tea at a Red Hat ladies tea party.

Multigenerational Tea Party
A Multi-Generational tea party is enjoyed by Grandparents, Parents and Children alike. It is a wonderful time for young ones to hear stories of when their elders were growing up and to get to know them better on a social level.

Grandparents don't live close? Establish a relationship with an older neighbor. If you are elderly, switch it around and establish a relationship with young neighbors or friends from work...

Needlework Tea Party

Hostess an evening for needlework with friends and have a ladies tea party! What an exceptional way to share with your friends the experience of sharing a needle craft or teaching younger ones a lost art. Ask Grandma or the lovely elderly lady next door to show you and your friends how to crochet, knit, embroider, or quilt.

Additional Information for Afternoon Tea Ideas

Ladies Tea Party from Afternoon Tea Ideas

Different Types of Tea Party Themes

Girls Tea Party Guide

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