• How to throw the perfect afternoon tea party [Infographic]

    Hosting a perfect afternoon tea party is mostly dependent on preparation and your audience.Those who know me know I am not one for hosting an afternoon tea party but happy to attend one. Regular readers would remember our enchanting afternoon tea party {of sort} with an Asian twist at Chi Kitchen London. It was definitely one for the books and to this day is one of our most favourite afternoon tea sessions.

    Nowadays partaking in a perfect afternoon tea party is not the same as it was back in the day. It is no longer just teas and scones, today prosecco is on the menu and so are different food bites. But one can only attend so many afternoon tea parties before you have to throw one yourself. Today’s guest post has some great tips on how you can throw the perfect afternoon tea party. He’s even included a lovely infographic to show us just how easy it can be done.

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    How to throw the perfect afternoon tea party

    Christmas can be an extremely hectic time of year with both work and personal life commitments ballooning over. Work parties and increased family commitments can add up and mean that you have much less time to organize  things. Have you ended up agreeing to hosting a party and have come to realise finding the time to organize isn’t possible? Then why not consider having an afternoon tea party especially if free-time isn’t appearing in your busy diary .

    If you decide to hold your own afternoon tea party it might seem a bit overwhelming to begin with. But actually an afternoon tea party is one of the simpler types of ‘parties’ that you could hold. All you need is a little bit of equipment and planning ahead of time. Once you have all of the equipment you need and have prepared the food there is very little hosting needed. For the full low down of everything you need, how to create the perfect atmosphere as well as other tips check out this new De Vere afternoon tea party infographic:


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    Have you ever thrown an afternoon tea party? Would you ever consider it to throwing a full-blown party?



    1. Jess Howliston
      December 21, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Great tips! A fun afternoon tea sounds like the perfect thing to arrange for a catch up with friends!

    2. Stephanie
      December 20, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      I love hosting dinner party’s but I’ve never done an afternoon tea. Great tips

    3. Zena's Suitcase
      December 20, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      I really love afternoon tea, and these tips are fantastic. I hadn’t really thought of doing my own before, but maybe it would make for a great get together

    4. Kara
      December 16, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      I have always wanted to do an afternoon tea, never considered hosting my own

    5. December 15, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      I love afternoon teas. And this infographic looks fab!

    6. Fi Ni Neachtain
      December 15, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Afternoon tea is one of my favourite treats in life! I’ve never hosted my own but it would definitely be a lovely thing to do.

    7. Laura Dove
      December 14, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Great tips! I’ve never thrown afternoon tea before but I love to have it!

    8. Kira
      December 14, 2017 / 9:42 am

      Some really good tips . We love a good tea party in this house , although we invite the teddy bears 🙂

    9. Clairejustineo
      December 14, 2017 / 8:04 am

      What great tips. Sounds like the perfect afternoon party 🙂

    10. MrsS
      December 13, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Oh I love afternoon tea, and I loooove a tea party!!! lovely tea set too its so pretty!

    11. Sonia Cave
      December 13, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      This is a great checklist…that crockery is so pretty

    12. Leila Benhamida
      December 13, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Lovely ideas. Love the tea set

    13. Helen Jacob-Lloyd
      December 13, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Afternoon tea is one of my favourite treats, but I haven’t hosted a party in such a long time! You’ve inspired me 🙂

    14. Marni Kleingeld
      December 13, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      When I was a little girl, I used to throw tea parties all the time. I think it’s about time I did it again. Thanks for the guide 😊

    15. Talya Stone
      December 13, 2017 / 11:52 am

      This is such a lovely idea it’s been a while since I’ve done something like this so some nice inspiration here!

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