Any day is the perfect day for a high tea party with friends. It’s a time to whip out your fancy crockery and tea sets and put on a show with delectable treats and more.
Here we show you how to plan the perfect tea party, with thanks to Nicolson Russell and their latest collections of gorgeous crockery, tea sets and designer cutlery.
A high tea party is all about good company and great food. Plan a menu of nibbles – both sweet and savoury – to satisfy your guests. Finger foods are best as it gives your guests the opportunity to taste a variety of treats.
People generally expect sweet treats such as cookies, cupcakes, fruitcake, muffins and more. Don’t forget about those traditional scones and clotted cream to ensure a regal affair! Head to your local baked goods store and stock up on yummy treats, or get baking and prepare your own delicious creations.
Finger sandwiches are also a common high tea food item. Try traditional cucumber and cream cheese, egg and lettuce, or ham and swiss cheese options or be a little more adventurous with cured meats, pickles and spicy sauces.
Plan the table:
Depending on the mood you’re going for, you could opt for bright summery tones and fresh florals on your table, or go for a more dramatic look with deep colours such as black, gold and navy for a truly elegant soiree.
Throw the tea party of the century with the Kintsukuroi range of fine bone china mugs and cups from Nicolson Russell. These are absolutely stunning available in white and black with a real gold finish! Comes with a free gold plated teaspoon! You can’t get more elegant than that!
Whether you are entertaining new acquaintances, family, of friends, be sure to serve up your high tea in true style. Although it’s called High Tea, you can also offer your guests coffee and be sure to have a range of different tea and coffee varieties on offer. Your cups and saucers should be placed to the left of the tray, so it’s easy for the person pouring the tea to reach the next cup.
For a more formal affair, brew the tea prior to serving; for something more casual, you can offer a range of teabags for guests to choose their preferred brew.
Either way, enjoy the spoils and be sure to have yourself a splendid high tea party this summer.
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