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Throw an Afternoon Tea Party!



Sometimes life takes over and we do not see our friends as much as we would like to. So why not get the girls together and host an afternoon tea party! I’d like to give you a reason to send out some invites for a fun get-together. Even though it would be nice to be in an elegant British tea room, we can turn your dining room into the next best thing.

These easy tips & tricks will help you get started. We have everything you’ll need right at ETS.

First, you’ll need some teaware that will be sure to wow your guests. You can find many tea sets here on the site. We have tea sets of all different colors, patterns and price points. You can also use some individual pieces that you already own and just get what you need separately: cups , teapots, sugar and creamer sets or plates.  Make sure to pick a color scheme and match all of your teaware, tablecloth and decorations.


Next you’ll need some treats to dip in your tea. We specialize in selling you the hottest Britain favorites. Scones are an extremely popular afternoon treat, as well as cakes and cookies. We have options that you can bake on your own or if you don’t have the time, check out our pre-made treats.



Next, you might want a nice tiered serving tray for all that baking you’ve been doing. This displays everything in an organized, elegant way. We have a few options here. You can use a porcelain tray or a chrome tray, depending on the color scheme you picked.




Lastly, choose some decorations for your afternoon tea party. You can find some easy DIY decorations on Pinterest or you could go to your local dollar store and find some cute hangings or lights to put up. Whatever you choose, make sure it is stress free so that you can enjoy your day with your girls!


If you happen to have a tea party, be sure to send us some pictures via Facebook direct message of your set up and we will feature them on our ETS facebook page!


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