Host a charming party for your friends with these afternoon tea ideas from Blogger Elaine Hargrove of House of Hargrove!
I love any reason to get together with friends so what better than a little afternoon tea party! Friends, food & fun… yes, please! Tuesday Morning is a one stop shop for everything you need to set the perfect tea party tablescape!
I have always been a Tuesday Morning customer. They have the most amazing products and name brands for a fraction of the price, however, I just learned recently about their incredible selection of food! Their buyers travel around the world meeting with the top people in the culinary world to bring their customers the best of the best. I had no idea. There are many items/flavors made exclusively for Tuesday Morning. The chocolate, the cookies, the candy… you name it, it is incredible!! It was the perfect place to get all kinds of goodies for my guests!
When setting the table I was going for a neutral color scheme with pops of color so the food would really stand out. I found this amazing grain sack table runner (comes in several colors) and it was the perfect backdrop for the rest of the table.
These boxwood topiaries were so beautiful and added height and interest to the table. I fell in love with these strawberry meringues. They are delicious and beautiful. I placed them on a cake stand in the middle of the table. The texture & color was the perfect centerpiece. I know guests will love them. I previously found these two white serving dishes that were great for the other food. Delicious gingerbread cookies covered in icing and cupcakes are yummy treats for guests to enjoy. I used books I had around the house to add more interest. Placing them under the topiaries adds more height and opening them up under the cake tray and plates adds a whimsical feel. Just add some fresh flowers and the middle of your table is all set. Beautiful and convenient for your guests to enjoy the food.
These green bowls were the perfect size for a little goodie and to add a pop of color to the neutral place setting. I filled them with delicious taffy that guests can eat or take with them. The fabric and writing on the napkins adds texture and character. They coordinate very well with the books. The green striped straws are the perfect touch to the mason jars filled with tea!
Over on the buffet I continued the green color and added a pop of yellow. The large canister was filled with yummy tea and the white pitcher was perfect for holding flowers. I used a white fruit basket I had picked up previously at Tuesday Morning for some candies. Another cake stand on an open book holds another delicious treat. The yellow cups with tiny white polkadots were just what I needed to put it all together. I found this wicker tea basket for holding tea packets… it was meant to be. A green frame with “Its Tea Time” adds a little touch. I found these flower bundles and love the texture they add to the decor. Some colorful cocktail napkins finish off the look.
Thank you Tuesday Morning for providing everything I needed for the perfect day! I always find what I am looking for (and things I am not looking for) to bring into my home and enjoy. The pieces are beautiful, the prices amazing and the food delicious. I cannot wait for the guests to arrive and enjoy!
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