Last Updated on May 17, 2022
From film, social media, to pop culture, and the arts, it seems that tea parties are making a huge comeback. And it doesn’t have to be an expensive affair either. There’s more to tea parties than eating scones at the Palm Court. In fact, you can have one at the office or in your backyard.
Fancy throwing an afternoon fête with close friends? Here are good reasons why you should.
Why Tea Parties are Making a Comeback
Modern tea parties are flexible. You don’t have to plan for a classic British tradition a la Downtown Abbey. However, most of these events are normally held in the afternoon, at around 3-4PM. This is so there’s enough time to enjoy tea and sandwiches before eating dinner. But really, a tea party can be held at any time so long as your guests are willing to attend.
It’s a great excuse to catch up with friends. Nothing brings the gang back together faster than telling them you have hot scones available. Make sure to include everyone’s preferences so no one feels left out. Don’t forget the cream and sugar, too.
They’re not as stressful as dinner parties. No main meals to pre-cook or heat in the oven. Sandwiches can be served as is, with just the crusts cut off. Best part – no need to wait until midnight when people are too sleepy (or drunk!) to go home.
There are always lots of sweets! Who could say no to a blueberry scone or lemon tart? Feel free to go crazy with your favorite desserts. Oh, and don’t be afraid to try something new for the menu. Include fresh fruits, baked treats, or even store-bought. Not everything needs to be homemade.
Use your party to discover and enjoy different types of tea. There’s more to life than Earl Grey and Oolong, after all.
Why not invite your neighbour who grows his own herbs and ask him to bring some? Thyme, basil, rosemary, and dill can level-up plain tea. Dried fruits and flowers are also wonderful options. Have you tried organic rose with raspberry and Sencha?
You might be the talk of the town with the new delicious flavors you concoct!
Pink and Pretty Tea Party Invitations
Tea parties are as universal as a good cup of tea. Girls, boys, children, or adults can come together to celebrate the little joys of everyday life. That’s really what these small affairs are all about.
Add a formal feel to your next afternoon gathering with these fancy tea party invitations!
1. Vector Royal Tea Party Invitation
Do you remember dressing up as a kid and playing pretend tea with plastic cups? Now you can have actual tea parties with sweets! Re-live your childhood using these adorable girlish invites with hand-drawn illustrations by WINDmade.
2. Tea Party Invitations
Pastel pink and every bit as dainty, this invitation template from ThePaperOwl will go perfectly with your classic afternoon soirée. You will get 2 PDF files that are easy to edit and print.
3. Afternoon Tea Invitation
This product by Werlang Paper includes 2 invitations and 2 poster designs that are simply irresistible. The assets can be used as décor (e.g. placeholders, menus, banners, etc.) too, as they are available as Vector on Illustrator.
4. Tea Party Flyer
Featuring the golden yellow hues of oolong tea, this modern tea party invitation flyer by Streakside is great for businesses, hotels, or restaurants. It comes in AI, EPS, and PSD files.
5. Forest Tea Party Flyer
Announce your outdoor celebration in style with this adorable invite design by Miaodrawing. Squirrels, birds, bunnies, and acorns not included.
6. Tea Party Invitation
Stylish, elegant, and very chic, your guests will love this tea party invitation by Aqrstudio. With colourful elements against a simple card backdrop, it’s the best setting to tell friends and family about your afternoon treat!