Do you have the tea party supplies that are needed to host a proper teatime?
While bone china teacups and a silver teaset are not necessary, there are certain accouterments that not only help teatime go smoothly, they also exude the essence of serving tea.
The Tea Party Bee has been busy gathering this checklist to make sure you have the essential formal teatime accessories for your parties. Check it out and don't wait until the last minute to get what you need.
Teakettles - kettles are a "behind the scenes" essential for boiling the water. (Don't you dare microwave it!)
Teapots or Tea Service - Service consists of a teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl. Sometimes a second teapot or pitcher is used for hot water (those who prefer their brew week). Teasets can also include teacups.
TeaCups and Spoons - Don't forget the saucers. No mugs at teatime please!
Dessert Dishes - Serving Dishes - a 3 tier server is a classic for teatime.
Serving Tongs - good to have for proper party etiquette (and they're pretty too!).
Cloth Napkins - use the smaller beverage napkins if you can. If not, regular
dinner napkins can be folded in many different fun ways (spread the larger
ones on your lap).
T. Party Bee Tip: Acquire pretty and useful teatime service supplies and accessories as you come across them, instead of waiting for a planned event. Don't forget the Decorations and Invitations for your teatime parties!
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