Afternoon Tea: How to Organize, What to Serve and Decorating Tips

Afternoon Tea: How to Organize, What to Serve and Decorating Tips

If afternoon tea can not happen outside, bring nature in.

If afternoon tea can not happen outside, bring nature in.

How about hopping in the most popular of British customs and offering your friends and family a beautiful and delicious afternoon tea? This English tradition arrived in Brazil a long time ago, but with each passing day conquers new adepts. There are people even choosing to hold tea parties, a junction between tea and birthday. How to learn how to organize and decorate an afternoon tea? So check out the following tips:

How to organize and decorate afternoon tea

Simple or elegant afternoon tea? How to decorate?

You can choose to have a simple afternoon tea or an elegant and classy afternoon tea. It all depends on how important this event will be to you. If it is just a meeting between friends, simple tea meets all needs. Now if the idea is to celebrate a special date, such as birthday, for example, it is worth to bet on a more elaborate afternoon tea.

However, regardless of the style you want to print to afternoon tea, some items are fundamental . Take note of each of them and prepare the check list: Cups with saucers; Teapots for hot drinks (tea, coffee and milk); Dessert dishes; Bowls; Sugar bowl; Napkins; Water and juice cups;

The amount of each item will vary according to the number of guests, so it is important to have in control how many people will be present at the event.

p> To ensure a touch of glamor to the tea invest in porcelain crockery, linen napkins and well-formed arrangements of natural flowers. For those who want something simpler, it is worth using the daily crockery and make up for it with little vases of flowers, napkin holders and other delicate treats. But do not forget to use flowers in the decoration, they are the soul of an afternoon tea.

The colors of tea are at your discretion, there is no rule for this. Commonly, the colors most used in the decoration of an afternoon tea are white and pastels or candy colors, which guarantee that Provencal touch and vintage to the event. However, nothing prevents you from seeking vivid colors or a set of contrasts, what matters is common sense and aligning colors with the tea proposal.

What to serve in afternoon tea

Afternoon tea calls for light, yet appetizing foods and drinks. Salted options include pies, quiches, pies, snacks with various pastes such as tuna and olives. You can still serve croissants, cheese rolls and various kinds of snacks.

As for sweets, afternoon tea combines with cakes, from the simplest, such as cornmeal or carrots, to more stuffed. The occasion also goes well with nakkeds cakes.

Another tip is to serve sweet tartlets, ice cream, petit gateau and even preserved candy.

is indispensable. You can choose to leave a kettle with hot water and offer different types of tea, where each guest chooses their preferred. Or serve only one or two varieties. If it’s too hot in the day, try offering iced tea.

Coffee, milk and hot chocolate are also interesting choices within afternoon tea. Make sure to serve juices and water.

How to set up the afternoon tea table

The table set for afternoon tea should contain all the items that were listed above. You can choose to set up the table along with the drinks and food or set up a table just for the guests, leaving the food in another space, as if it were an American service. Make sure each guest has a place on the table, as well as cutlery and dishes available.

An afternoon tea table can be stowed with porcelain or glassware, or perhaps even combined with each other, the look is different and stripped. Complete the table decoration with flowers.

Capriche in the visual of cakes, pies and breads. They will become an important part of the table decoration.

You see, there’s no secret to making afternoon tea, right? With creativity and good taste you can surprise your guests and, best, without spending a fortune. Want more ideas on how to make afternoon tea? So come and see with us this selection of images of afternoon tea, it has suggestions for all tastes, pockets and styles. Check it out:

Afternoon tea: 60 decorating ideas to follow

A sweet tea, literally.

A sweet tea, literally.

Offer varied options that appeal to all the guests of the tea.

Offer varied options that appeal to all the guests of the tea.

Decorate afternoon tea with paper flowers: easy, fast and economical.

Decorate afternoon tea with paper flowers: easy, fast and economical.

Let the guests choose the tea, so make available a menu with the name of each tea.

Let the guests choose the tea, so make available a menu with the name of each tea.

The arrangement of flowers in the center of the table is the highlight of this afternoon tea, but delicate porcelain dishes do not go unnoticed.

The arrangement of flowers in the center of the table is the highlight of this afternoon tea, but delicate porcelain dishes do not go unnoticed.

Porcelain does not have to be the same, notice that here, for example, one is different from the other.

Porcelain does not have to be the same, notice that here, for example, one is different from the other.

Cupcakes are never too much.

Cupcakes are never too much.

Mark the names of the guests on the buns; you can use them to reserve the seats at the table.

Mark the names of the guests on the buns; you can use them to reserve the seats at the table.

An entrancing souvenir: cup of tea with decorated biscuits.

An entrancing souvenir: cup of tea with decorated biscuits.

An afternoon tea filled with vintage and romantic influences.

An afternoon tea filled with vintage and romantic influences.

Innovate without losing the delicacy of afternoon tea; as in that image, in which the cupcakes were served in the cup.

Innovate without losing the delicacy of afternoon tea; as in that image, in which the cupcakes were served in the cup.

Coffee self service, but with a very neat and interesting look.

Coffee self service, but with a very neat and interesting look.

Here, the tea flower rests inside the organza bag just waiting for the moment to receive the hot water.

Here, the tea flower rests inside the organza bag just waiting for the moment to receive the hot water.

Books and tea to be happy!

Books and tea to be happy!

That old piece of furniture you have in your house can become the highlight of afternoon tea.

That old piece of furniture you have in your house can become the highlight of afternoon tea.

The tablecloth is dispensable in afternoon tea, in place of it you can use only one table path.

The tablecloth is dispensable in afternoon tea, in place of it you can use only one table path.

Already for a relaxed afternoon tea, wager on pallets as a table and wrap a cloth on the floor for the guests to sit.

Already for a relaxed afternoon tea, wager on pallets as a table and wrap a cloth on the floor for the guests to sit.

Intimate version of afternoon tea.

Intimate version of afternoon tea.

Tea cart! Do not forget it.

Tea cart! Do not forget it.

Canapes are another great snack option for afternoon tea, easy and quick to make

Canapes are another great snack option for afternoon tea, easy and quick to make

How about reproducing all the pomp and class of the traditional British teas?

How about reproducing all the pomp and class of the traditional British teas?

And if the heat is strong on tea day, serve homemade ice cream.

And if the heat is strong on tea day, serve homemade ice cream.

Rustic and cozy.

Rustic and cozy.

Full tea kit in each place of the table.

Full tea kit in each place of the table.

Afternoon tea decorated in yellow and white.

Afternoon tea decorated in yellow and white.

Inspiration for an elegant and sophisticated afternoon tea.

Inspiration for an elegant and sophisticated afternoon tea.

Tea time!

Tea time!

Tea or dinner? The sophistication is so great that the guests can even get confused.

Tea or dinner? The sophistication is so great that the guests can even get confused.

These sweet skewers are mouth-watering.

These sweet skewers are mouth-watering.

The visual presentation of sweets is essential in the afternoon tea, so it has vertical supports, the best is still that they save space at the table.

The visual presentation of sweets is essential in the afternoon tea, so it has vertical supports, the best is still that they save space at the table.

Here, the love for afternoon tea is marked on the spoon.

Here, the love for afternoon tea is marked on the spoon.

With grandma face!

With grandma face!

Candy colors are a milestone of afternoon teas.

Candy colors are a milestone of afternoon teas.

Sweets to fill your eyes and open your appetite.

Sweets to fill your eyes and open your appetite.

Tea or dinner? The sophistication is so great that the guests can even get confused.

Tea or dinner? The sophistication is so great that the guests can even get confused.

Cups to take home: a good idea for teacups.

Cups to take home: a good idea for teacups.

Afternoon tea with the face of royalty.

Afternoon tea with the face of royalty.

But let’s agree, sticking to the diet from time to time for a special reason is worth too!

But let's agree, sticking to the diet from time to time for a special reason is worth too!

Do you want afternoon tea more romantic and delicate than that?

Do you want afternoon tea more romantic and delicate than that?

Outdoors, afternoon tea is even more charming; take advantage of natural beauty to enhance the mood of romance and nostalgia.

Outdoors, afternoon tea is even more charming; take advantage of natural beauty to enhance the mood of romance and nostalgia.

Tea with books? A good idea! To accompany a homemade bread in each dish.

Tea with books? A good idea! To accompany a homemade bread in each dish.

Give the teapot a new function by placing flowers inside it.

Give the teapot a new function by placing flowers inside it.

Cup-shaped biscuits, too cute!

Cup-shaped biscuits, too cute!

Afternoon tea suits what? Bingo!

Afternoon tea suits what? Bingo!

Donuts!

Donuts!

Very cute a kid’s afternoon tea! Do not miss the opportunity to do one of these too

Very cute a kid's afternoon tea! Do not miss the opportunity to do one of these too

Want to have a better afternoon tea than “Alice in Wonderland”?

Want to have a better afternoon tea than

The theme “Alice in Wonderland” also appears here; Great suggestion for children’s birthdays.

The theme

It’s always time for tea.

It's always time for tea.

The souvenirs here are dehydrated herbs and spices, ready to turn into tea.

The souvenirs here are dehydrated herbs and spices, ready to turn into tea.

A memory for both the guests.

A memory for both the guests.

The idea of ​​afternoon tea can be employed for baby showers, cooking and revelation, like the one of the image.

The idea of ​​afternoon tea can be employed for baby showers, cooking and revelation, like the one of the image.

The colorful afternoon tea brought boiled eggs as an option on the menu.

The colorful afternoon tea brought boiled eggs as an option on the menu.

Waffle tower to leave your guests gaping.

Waffle tower to leave your guests gaping.

Do you prefer something more rustic? Then bake in dark wood tones and brightly colored flowers in the afternoon tea decor.

Do you prefer something more rustic? Then bake in dark wood tones and brightly colored flowers in the afternoon tea decor.

Fruits also have place guaranteed at the afternoon tea table, especially in the summer.

Fruits also have place guaranteed at the afternoon tea table, especially in the summer.

If you prefer you can serve a healthier option in afternoon tea, such as granolas, for example.

If you prefer you can serve a healthier option in afternoon tea, such as granolas, for example.

The American service was chosen for this afternoon tea; the chalkboard completes the decoration.

The American service was chosen for this afternoon tea; the chalkboard completes the decoration.

How about offering a souvenir of afternoon tea? The proposal here is a tub filled with honey.

How about offering a souvenir of afternoon tea? The proposal here is a tub filled with honey.