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Planning A Festive Holiday Tea Party

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Welcome To My Christmas Tea Party

Welcome To My Christmas Tea Party !

Welcome To My Christmas Tea Party !

Plan A Perfect Holiday Tea Party

Are you thinking about hosting a Christmas Tea Party? I had so much fun planning and hosting mine. I have put together some great tips on food, decorations, keepsake gifts, and even some invitation ideas! I have shared my secrets for setting a fabulous Holiday tea table, plus lots of my personal photos to show you my home all done up for my Christmas tea party. So, why not consider hosting a festive Holiday tea party, a tea party that your guest will never forget.

Before you go any further - Please Take My Poll ...

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The first thing you will want to do is choose a date to have your Holiday Tea Party

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Choosing A Perfect Invitation - A great invitation is a must ! I created my own at Zazzle

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Holiday Tea Party Invitations --- I created Mine

Create a festive tea party Invitation at Zazzle or just use one of mine... It was so much fun creating a personal tea party invitation for my guests. If you would like to create an invitation or just use one of the invitations I created, visit the link below and please take a moment to browse my collection of unique tea party invitations.

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Shar Can Make It ! Holiday Tea Party Invitations

I Catered My Tea Party

I decided to Cater my Tea Party " I chose a caterer with a restaurant I was well-aquainted with. I knew how much I had always enjoyed the wonderful food that the restaurant offered, and I knew of the wonderful reputation the eatery has for providing tasty cuisine, and friendly professional service.

All the dishes I chose for my Christmas Tea party were tried and true favorites of the restaurant. I also had a few special requests not listed on their catering menu, the staff were very accommodating, and work with me providing all of my special requests.

I Started off with a fresh Maurice Salad

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Scones Accompanied The Maurice Salad....

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I followed up my salad with assorted tea sandwiches

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I Served A Smorgasbord Of Sweet Treats

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It's always special to receive a Keepsake at a Tea Party. A little memory to take home to remind a guest of the day...

Vintage Christmas post cards make wonderful sweet little keepsake for your guest ... I added a few at each table to add to the Victorian decor. I encouraged the

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Planning the china settings - I love to be eclectic when it comes to a tea party

I set up two tables.

I decided to set up two table settings for my tea party. I wanted my guests to be comfortable, and able to enjoy the day. Also by having two tables, it provided me with the opportunity to choose two different table setting themes. "I love to set the perfect table"...

One of my tables was in my sitting room which is open to my kitchen and dining nook. I decided to match the Christmas décor of each given space. I always decorate my sitting room in golds and shades of burgundies, claret red, and very elegant. My Holiday decor leans toward being opulent, a bit over the top...

I decorated the sitting room the table by using a deep green tablecloth with a white tablecloth that has small embroidered Christmas roses. The chairs were covered in white with a very wide blush pink lace sashes around the backs of each chair. The china I choose was eclectic, a collection of china teacups and saucers that contained pink and deep burgundy roses rimmed in gold. The Tea set also had the same rose motif. The dinner plate was antique cranberry glass. I crafted my centerpiece by fashioning a depression glass creamer and sugar set into a small table lamp. I added a battery-powered candle, that worked perfectly to give off a bit of light. I then added some vintage postcards and my homemade sachets.

One Of The Table Settings - Holiday Rose

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My Sitting Room Was All Done Up For The Holidays

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The Holiday Rose Made For A Beautiful Table Setting

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View Of The Two Tables

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My Second Table - All done up in silver, white, soft pink, and cranberry - very elegant

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Te Table Decor Matched The Decor Of The Room

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Guestbook Comments

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on July 18, 2016:

The photos you have of his tea party have certainly created a wonderful memory of the occasion, a reward in themselves.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on July 18, 2016:

I presume "holiday dress" was the uniform of the day? You certainly went all out for your invited guests. The invited/attended head count and final cost per guest might help visualizers to better visualize such an undertaking by themselves.

A sequel could be an Election Night gathering of some sort, while there is adequate time to prepare as thoroughly as you prepared this tea party. Pizza and pizazz?

Sharlee (author) on May 25, 2016:

Hope you enjoyed this hub. I had fun putting it together ... I would love a bit of feedback.

anonymous on December 04, 2012:

I love the photos, and enjoyed the helpful tips! Thanks for a great lens!

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