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IMG_2520What is afternoon tea?

Answers we particularly like: Tea is a well-deserved break!

A lovely ritual.

A splendid way to catch up with best friends and the latest news.

An excellent way to recharge your batteries after a hectic day at school or at the office.

IMG_2719Hosting an afternoon tea for friends is a welcome break from the hurly burly of life. So let’s get organized.

Start with the guest list: Six friends makes a perfect group, but any number of guests works well.

Set the date and the time: Any day any time.

Next, decide if your tea will have a theme. For instance a Mad Hatter tea party is always fun- ask guests to make a fun hat from bristol board and bits an bobs of fabric; a tea and tiara theme is a nice variation on the Mad Hatter theme – you can purchase tiaras at many party supply shops; and a Girls and Pearls is always a hit. Or you can gather your friends just because ….. .

Now you have a theme, a date, a time and a guest list, the next step is to send out your invitations.

Then start washing grandmothers cups and saucers! Our next blog posting will offer a sample afternoon tea menu.