Just like any other party, a tea party has its place. Sometimes, organizing an elaborate dinner party can seem like a daunting task, or you could even receive guests on a very short notice. A tea party will prove quite easy to organize and hold during such times. Tea serving is quite customary in many cultures and most people are increasingly adopting tea serving in social gatherings. Of course if you had thought of having a dinner party, but have decided to substitute with a tea party, you should adjust party timings as well. The best time to have a tea party is in the afternoon because its a nice in between of lunch and dinner time, therefore the guests will not be expecting much. This gives you a great opportunity to outdo yourself and surpass their expectations.
If you are going to have a tea party, you must do it right. Impressions count at any party, therefore ensure to make an elaborate display of tea sets, teas and bitings. You can have a buffet-type of arrangement. If you have a large table and only few guests will be attending, you can arrange all items on the table. Make sure you have enough water, whole milk, low fat milk, sweeteners or sugar, lemons and teas, such as matcha tea. As people have diverse tastes, be sure to take care of details such as allergies and other dietary requirements. For instance, provide honey or other natural sweeteners for those guests who are watching their sugar intake. As for food items, have a good selection to cater for different requirements. You can contact your guest ahead of time to inquire about special preferences or dietary requirements. The center of most tea parties is conversation, so if you have a round table, youll create a more sociable atmosphere. If you want to create an even more relaxed atmosphere, you can rearrange your more comfortable living room furniture to face each other to encourage more interaction. If its a warm day, you can have your tea party out on the deck, in your garden or by the pool side.
As all your guests may not know each other, make introductions as your guests arrive to make them settle into the social scene. To better break the ice, you can do some prior research into interests your guests might have in common. For instance, you can tactfully insert in your introduction, shared interests in sports or occupation. After introductions, lead your guest to the table or allow them to interact for a while so that they get to know each other better.
During tea serving, be at foot to attend to your guests needs. Stock up ahead of time to avoid running out of tea. If you dont know where to get special types of tea, check online. For instance, search Matcha Powder, Australiaand stock up.