How about hitchhiking 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 it gains new followers. There are even people choosing to hold tea parties, a junction between tea and birthday.
Let's learn how to organize and decorate an afternoon tea? Then check out the following tips:
How to organize and decorate afternoon tea
Afternoon tea simple or elegant? How to decorate?
You can choose to have a simple afternoon tea or an elegant and classy afternoon tea. Everything will depend on the importance that this event will have for you. If it is just a meeting between friends, a simple tea will meet all your needs. Now if the idea is to celebrate a special date, such as a birthday, for example, it is worth betting on a more elaborate afternoon tea.
However, regardless of the style you want to print for afternoon tea, some items are essential. Make a note of each one and prepare the check list:
- Cups with saucers;
- Teapots for hot drinks (tea, coffee and milk);
- Dessert dishes;
- Sugar bowl;
- Glasses for water and juice;
- Water and juice jug;
- Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons).
The quantity of each item will vary according to the number of guests, so it is important to have under control how many people will be present at the event.
To guarantee a touch of glamor to the tea, invest in porcelain tableware, linen napkins and well-formed arrangements of natural flowers. For those who want something simpler, it is worth using the everyday crockery and compensating the look with small flower pots, napkin holders and other delicate treats. But be sure to use flowers in the decoration, they are the soul of an afternoon tea.
The colors of the tea are up to you, there is no rule for that. Commonly, the colors most used to decorate an afternoon tea are white and pastels or candy colors, which guarantee that Provencal and vintage touch to the event. However, nothing prevents you from looking for bright colors or a game of contrasts, what really matters is common sense and aligning the colors with the tea proposal.
What to serve for afternoon tea
Afternoon tea calls for light but appetizing food and drinks. Salty options include pies, quiches, pies, snacks with various pastas, such as tuna and olives. You can even serve croissants, cheese breads and various snacks.
In relation to sweets, afternoon tea combines with cakes, from the simplest, such as cornmeal or carrot, to more incremental versions, such as stuffed ones. The occasion also goes well with nakkeds cakes.
Another tip is to serve sweet tartlets, ice cream, petit gateau and even preserved sweets.
In terms of drinks, tea, of course, is indispensable. You can choose to leave a kettle with hot water and offer different types of tea, where each guest chooses their favorite. 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 options for afternoon tea. Be sure to serve juices and water.
How to set up the afternoon tea table
The table set for afternoon tea must contain all of the items listed above. You can choose to set up the table 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 that each guest has a place at the table, as well as cutlery and plates available.
An afternoon tea table can be set with china or clear glass, or maybe even combined with each other, the look is different and uncluttered. Complete the table decoration with flowers.
Fancy the look of cakes, pies and breads. They will become an important part of the table decoration.
See, there’s no secret making afternoon tea, isn’t it? With creativity and good taste you can surprise your guests and, best of all, without having to spend a fortune. Want more ideas on how to make an afternoon tea? Then come see us with this selection of images of afternoon tea, have suggestions for all tastes, pockets and styles. Check out:
Afternoon tea: 60 decoration ideas to follow
Picture 1 – The flower arrangement in the center of the table is the highlight of this afternoon tea, but the delicate porcelain dishes do not go unnoticed.
Picture 2 – How about offering a souvenir of afternoon tea? The proposal here is a tube filled with honey.
Image 3 – The visual presentation of the sweets is essential in the afternoon tea, for that count on vertical supports, the best thing is that they save space on the table.
Picture 4 – Tea with books? A good idea! To accompany homemade bread on each plate.
Picture 5 – The souvenir here are tubes with dehydrated herbs and spices, ready to become a tea.
Image 6 – Innovate without losing the delicacy of afternoon tea; as in this image, where the cupcakes were served in the cup.
Picture 7 – Cups to take home: a good idea for wedding guests.
Image 8 – An afternoon tea full of vintage and romantic influences.
Image 9 – And if the heat is strong on the day of tea, serve homemade ice cream.
Image 10 – Let the guests choose the tea, to do this make available a menu with the name of each tea.
Image 11 – Afternoon tea decorated in yellow and white.
Image 12 – A sweet tea, literally.
Image 13 – Fruits are also guaranteed at the afternoon tea table, especially in the summer.
Image 14 – Sweets to fill your eyes and whet your appetite.
Image 15 – Do you prefer something more rustic? Then bet on dark wood tones and brightly colored flowers in the afternoon tea decor.
Image 16 – The American service was chosen for this afternoon tea; the blackboard frame completes the decoration.
Image 17 – Offer varied options capable of pleasing all the guests of the tea.
Image 18 – These sweet skewers are mouthwatering.
Picture 19 – How about reproducing all the pomp and class of traditional British teas?
Image 20 – Mark the guests' names on the rolls; you can use them to reserve table seats.
Image 21 – It is always time to have tea.
Image 22 – In the open air, afternoon tea is even more charming; enjoy natural beauty to reinforce the atmosphere of romance and nostalgia.
Image 23 – A great souvenir for the guests.
Picture 24 – Complete tea kit in each place of the table.
Picture 25 – Tea cart! Don't forget it.
Image 26 – Tea or dinner? The sophistication is so great that the guests can even get confused.
Image 27 – Tea or dinner? The sophistication is so great that the guests can even get confused.
Picture 28 – That old piece of furniture that you have there at home can become the highlight of afternoon tea.
Picture 29 – Do you want more romantic and delicate afternoon tea than that?
Picture 30 – Afternoon tea with the face of royalty.
Picture 31 – The idea of afternoon tea can be used for baby showers, cooking and revelation, like the one in the picture.
Picture 32 – Cup-shaped cookies, too beautiful!
Image 33 – If you prefer you can serve a healthier option for afternoon tea, like granolas, for example.
Image 34 – But let's face it, sticking to the diet from time to time for a special reason is also very worthwhile!
Picture 35 – Canapés are another great snack option for afternoon tea, easy and quick to make
Image 36 – Donuts!
Image 37 – Tower of waffles to leave your guests speechless.
Picture 38 – A passionate souvenir: cup of tea with decorated cookies.
Picture 39 – Self service cafe, but with a very stripped and interesting look.
Image 40 – Give the teapot a new function by placing flowers inside it.
Picture 41 – Very cute afternoon tea for children! Don't miss the opportunity to do one of these too
Image 42 – The colorful afternoon tea brought boiled eggs as an option on the menu.
Picture 43 – Decorate the afternoon tea with paper flowers: easy, fast and economical.
Image 44 – Afternoon tea matches what? Bingo!
Image 45 – Here, the love for afternoon tea comes marked on the spoon.
Image 46 – Rustic and cozy.
Image 47 – Intimate version of afternoon tea.
Image 48 – Time for tea!
Image 49 – Candy colors are a hallmark of afternoon teas.
Image 50 – Cupcakes are never too much.
Image 51 – Here, the flower tea rests inside the organza bag just waiting for the moment to receive the hot water.
Picture 52 – Do you want a better theme for an afternoon tea than “Alice in Wonderland”?
Image 53 – The tablecloth is not necessary for afternoon tea, instead of it you can use only a table runner.
Image 54 – If afternoon tea cannot happen outside, bring nature inside.
Image 55 – Now for a relaxed afternoon tea, bet on pallets as a table and line a cloth on the floor for the guests to sit.
Image 56 – Inspiration for an elegant and sophisticated afternoon tea.
Picture 57 – With a grandmother face!
Image 58 – Porcelain doesn't have to be the same, note that here, for example, one is different from the other.
Picture 59 – Books and tea to be happy!
Image 60 – The theme “Alice in Wonderland” also appears here; great suggestion for children's birthdays.