How To Throw The Perfect Afternoon Tea

It finally looks like winter is officially over here in Atlanta and I couldn't be happier. Now that warmer weather is upon us, it's time for fun outdoor soirées, especially outdoor tea parties! Who doesn't love an event that gives you a reason to dress up in your favorite sundress, drink tea, and snack on delicious finger food? The answer should be no one.

With the help of Donsuemor, I have put together my tips on how to throw the perfect afternoon tea. I hope y'all enjoy!

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Number One- Sweets (duh!)
The most important part- food! No tea is complete without delicious finger food and Donsuemor has the perfect sweets that your guests will absolutely love. They offer biscotti, sablés, Frech almond cakes, and madelines. Just look how delicious they are! The chocolate dipped ones are my favorite, only because I have a serious chocolate addiction. Plus, nothing pairs better with tea than a chocolate dipped biscotti! 

Number Two- Drinks
This goes hand-in-hand with the food. You can offer tea (*mandatory- it is a tea party!), punch, mimosas, or even something more creative from this list of elegant tea cocktails. I always like to have a bit of variety so everyone is happy!

Number Three- Table Decorations
For an afternoon tea party, I love to decorate my table with a ton of flowers and greenery. They add a delicate touch to the table that is very appealing to the eye. Plus, you'll have lots of pretty bouquets around the house after! For this table, I started off by laying down the greenery and then coming back through with pink and white flowers. There's no right or wrong way, just let your creative juices flow!

Number Four- Place Settings
I bought some gold rimmed plates a while back and they ended up being perfect for this event! I also placed doilies on top of the plates to add a vintage touch. Top that with your saucer and tea cup and you're ready to go! 


  1. This was my second time attending an event at this place, and was my first business event here (the other event was a charity show). Everything at Chicago venues was perfect, the drinks and food was amazing. Even the coffee was wonderful.