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: