Thursday, November 3, 2011

How to Host a Simple Tea Party

When I want to have a quick girl's get together, a quick tea party is just the thing.  A few sandwiches, some muffins, a tea cake, and few pots of tea and you're good to go.

I've found people are intimidated by a tea party, and often make it harder than it needs to be.  They think they need fine china, or complicated tiny desserts, or fancy flower arrangements.  Remembering that a "tea service" for many people in Britain was basically an afternoon snack, or in some cases--supper for many years takes away some of the frou-frou fussing.  It doesn't have to be fancy to still be fun.