How To Host High Tea

Afternoon high tea is a wonderful idea for a get together for any occasion including birthdays, bridal showers and Mother’s Day. Panoramic Properties has a few tips for hosting your own high tea event at home. In this article, we’ll walk you through everything from creating the invitations and decorations to preparing the food and drinks.

The Invitation

Creating an invitation is going to make your event feel very exclusive and official. Plus, who doesn’t love receiving a pretty card? You can choose from a variety of invitation cards on Etsy, or create your own on VistaPrint. You can also be more eco-friendly about it and send e-invites using a service like Paperless Post.

Table Set-up

Your high tea table set-up can be pretty simple. Start with a few essential items. Use a white tablecloth and add some colour with floral napkins. To make it the high tea experience feel more authentic, buy a three-tiered caddy to display all the food. You will also need teapots, saucers and small appetizer plates and cutlery. Check out a flea market or an antique store for teacups and pots — a good idea if you don’t want to spend a fortune. And if you can’t find matching sets, don’t worry! Mixing and matching dishes works, too!


Choosing the right decorations for high tea is up to you. How elaborate or simple do you want it to be? Whichever one you decide to go with, just remember you can’t go wrong with fresh flowers and floral patterns. Adding a beautiful flower centrepiece could be enough or you can get a few smaller vases and fill them with roses or other spring flowers.

Food and Drink

You’re going to want to serve bite-sized things such as mini sandwiches (with eggs and smoked salmon), cookies, tarts, cakes, brownies and scones! Do not forget scones as they are essential for any high tea. Get an assortment of jams, butter and cream. For your tea selection, consider serving classics like Earl Grey, English Breakfast and maybe something fruity and floral like a Hibiscus tea.

There’s no better to treat yourself and your friends than with delicious bite-sized snacks sweet treats and tea. Panoramic Propertieshopes these suggestions help you host the perfect high tea. For information on Panoramic Properties in Sudbury, please visit ourwebsite.