Afternoon tea is refreshing and makes you active for the rest of the day. If you have been going out to have one, you will really be excited to know that it is easy to have a tea-party at home.
The best thing is that you don’t need a big reason to host one and the expenses you would be making on buying teas, teacups, teapots, and other decor accessories will last long after as well.
However, you need to care about the ambiance you create as it sets the tone of the party and that’s why decoration matters. The table around which you will serve your guests should go beyond mere good looks .Here are some kitchen decor ideas for the day:
1 - Table Covers
Even if you have an expensive table, you need a table cover. Ask why? You want the table to be a focal point and protect it against any spillovers.
Table Runners and Cloths
You can instantly add elegance to the table with unique table runners. The patterned table runners evoke interest in the table.
Then you can consider a blended (cotton/polyester) table cloth. It comes with the crispness of cotton and shine of polyester. Larger ones that hang about 3-5 inches over the edges are better than those which barely cover the top.Simple color (white/ivory) and the pattern are better. Blended clothes can be washed in the home against the expensive linen ones which need professional care.
However, if you have an exotic wooden table with great design, getting placemats would be the best. You can go for a vinyl or faux-leather one. Round one look perfect but square ones with better designs can’t be ignored.
2 - Centerpieces
They are the point of focus and fill the empty space on the table with decor you need.
They are the perfect addition to the table because of the warm feeling they give. You can choose from the cast–iron one which is slightly expensive than their ceramic counterparts.
You can show your love for nature by keeping carefully chosen figurines at the center of the table. Birds, animals, metal and ceramic, the choices are aplenty.
What about adding an element of royalty? These royal looking cylindrical lidded jars are a perfect and cute addition.
Tea Ceramic Canisters
You can use the jars to keep, coffee sachets, tea bags,and sugar. Keep them at the center of the table. Let your guest help themselves with these on the tea table.
3 # Serving Tea
Now that your tea table is partly arranged, it is time to turn your attention to the most critical decor item. Tea serve-ware is what you need next. You can get the complete tea sets or buy tea mugs and kettles separately.
Buying tea set spares you from the trouble of buying the kettles first and then tea mugs separately. But before you buy one, consider the overall theme. For instance, you are back from African Safari and have invited friends on tea; this safari tea set will get the conversation going.
Kettles and Tea Cups
But if you are a connoisseur and want to make that extra effort, you can consider buying tea mugs and kettles separately. Look for coherence in the color or design of kettle and mugs.
4 - Satiating the Hunger
Want to serve light snacks with tea? You will need to buy plates, serving spoons as well.
You can use these to serve pastries, muffins, kurkure or something else.
Chip and Dip
But if you want to keep things light then serving chips may be the best idea. These chip and dips will be the best addition.
However, if you want to server namkeen, biscuits, chips, peanuts and more, then this multiple serve ware would be ideal.
5 - Hand Wipes
Once your guests are done with tea and snacks, they may want to clean their hands. For those in hurry to leave, the paper rolls are an easy way to wipe and move. When you buy kitchen decor items, add them to the list as well
The Cage Paper
In the same way, the tissue box is also a good alternative and cheaper as well.
Give an Immersive Experience
Play some soft background music. It may be classical, muzak or contemporary Bollywood music. You can also create a playlist which you and your special visitors enjoy and play it in the background. Make sure that the volume doesn’t mute the conversations.
Enjoy the Tea
You have done all the hard work for the party and now it is time to relax and enjoy what you have planned for. Hosting a tea party is a nice way to get together with your family and friends. Sip the teas and enjoy the conversation in a light environment at the tea table.
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Decor reflects your creativity and imagination and your choices of decor products will decide the ambiance. Make no compromises to make the day special and memorable with these tips to kitchen decor. Order online kitchen decor items for the tea party at The Decor Cart!