Charlotte adores having tea parties and we like to celebrate the season by tailoring the party to the holidays. A little sparkle here and some sweet treats there make for a delightful way to spend the evening.

One of Charlotte’s favorite ways to spend an afternoon is by having a tea party. Typically the guests of honor include her daddies, with special appearances by one or two of her dolls. During the holidays, we like to move our tea parties to the evening. This allows us to sit and enjoy our tea by “candlelight” with the glow of the Christmas tree behind us. Allow us to share a few tips for how you can enjoy a delightful holiday tea, as well:

  • You’ll see that we used a white and silver color scheme for the table. We like how it gives the tea party a classic and sophisticated feel. Everything, from dishes, linens, florals to the tea set are a nice clean white with a little silver sprinkled here and there for accent.
  • Creating height in the center of table can be done easily with trays, cake stands, candle holders, bell jars and tiered pieces. We like to use two or three for the treats and utilize the rest for decoration. For this table, we sprinkled buffalo snow on one of the bell jar stands and arranged a couple reindeer and bottle brush trees to create a winter scene. We used a combination of ceramic and bottle brush trees under another larger glass bell dome, as well.
  • Around the trays and strands, we used iridescent tinsel garland to fill in available space in the middle of the table. We tucked artificial white poinsettias and clear glass ornaments into the garland for extra sparkle.
  • For ambience, we like to use a combination of battery operated candles and LED fairy string lights. We placed a couple candles on tall glass candle holders and strung the fairy lights through the tinsel garland.
  • Sweet treats are essential to a tea party and we had a nice selection of our Christmas Cutout Cookies and Easy Homemade Fudge. You can find other delicious goodies here.
  • Of course, the star of the tea party is the tea. We like to enjoy a nice seasonal tea during the holidays.
  • A little holiday music is the perfect final touch to your evening tea. We love the sound of vintage holiday records playing on our console radio. You can also visit our Oh So Merry playlist on Spotify here.
  • Be sure to fill any empty seats with special guests, such as dolls or other toys. Charlotte likes using her play food and miniature tea set to make sure they can join in the fun, as well.

ORANGE & FIELD TIP: The tea could easily be substituted with hot chocolate (like our recipe here) for those guests who may prefer a drink other than tea.