The ultimate guide to throwing a perfectly Pinteresty spring tea party

It’s official: spring has sprung and we couldn’t be happier about it. What better way to celebrate the warmer weather and sunnier days than with a cute, cottagecore tea party? These homey and wholesome gatherings are taking TikTok by storm—and for good reason! They’re fun, budget-friendly and fairly easy to set up. Here are some of our top tips for hosting a dreamy tea party for your besties this spring. 

The location:

  1. Choose a spot that works for you! Whether it's your friend’s backyard garden, the local park or your living room, there are plenty of places with tea party potential.

The dress code:

  1. Comfort should always be a priority, but don’t be afraid to use your tea party as an excuse for you and your besties to don your favorite springtime fits.
  2. Our suggestions? Florals, pastels, linens—really just anything that just screams “Bye, winter!”

The table:

  1. Pick up some china, vases and tablecloths from your local thrift store. Etsy is also a great place to find adorable home goods while supporting small businesses. We’re loving these glass vases and textured tablecloths for a little pop of color.
  2. Hit the farmer's market for some florals (or pick them yourself…or just go to TJ’s). You can’t go wrong with some baby’s breath, ranunculus and daisies!
  3. DIY some cute, handwritten place cards or menus.
  4. Candles, candles, candles! Try these bubble candles and swirly candles for something a little funkier or keep things classic with these simple yet elegant tealight candles.

The menu:

  1. It’s a tea party, so tea is a must. This Marie-Antoinette tea is made with rose petals and apples grown in Versailles (#fancy) and this butterfly pea tea is vibrant in color and jam-packed with antioxidants. And, of course, you can never go wrong with a tea party classic like Earl Grey.
  2. But, who doesn’t love a good finger sandwich, too? This assortment of recipes by Jee Choe walks you through making the most adorable and dainty cucumber sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches and BLTs. 
  3. Don’t forget dessert! Try this jam pastry recipe for an easy yet showstopping sweet treat.
  1. Tip: Homemade is the way to go! Not so confident in your baking skills? Don’t worry. A DIY treat adds to the cozy, homey vibes! And, if you're short on time, pop by your local grocery store and pick up a cake and some frosting. Re-decorating store-bought cakes is a time-saving alternative that’s all the rage on TikTok right now.

The activities:

  1. Add to the wholesome vibes with something crafty like a build-your-own bouquet station.
  2. Ask everyone to bring something meaningful to them and have a little show-and-tell.
  3. Test out some new teas, enjoy your delicious snacks and have fun!

Ready to throw your own? Browse our brunch & lunch invitations and our tea party invitations to find the perfect design.

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