With spring in the air and Mother’s Day approaching we have perfect excuses to get together with friends or family for a traditional tea party. In this guest post for Cafe Creme in Bearsden, Glasgow, you’ll find pro tips for a simple, informal get together that you’ll enjoy as much as your guests do.
A favourite flower, animal, colour, fruit or book can provide inspiration if you’re looking for a general theme. For children’s tea parties, The Very Hungry Caterpillar works particularly well, as you can incorporate some of the foods that the caterpillar eats on his journey. Alice in Wonderland also provides plenty of scope for ideas for kids and grown ups alike!
If you have a few dates to choose from, using a free Doodle poll is a quick and simple way to suggest times, invite participants and agree the final option. Alternatively, send a group message via WhatsApp or Messenger or opt for the traditional route of paper (or homemade) invitations. If time allows, kids will love making and posting invites!
Keep it simple with bubbles, balloons and music for kids, perhaps having charades, a card game or a board game on standby for traditional family fun.
Whether you dust off your vintage tea set or use your regular everyday crockery, just do a quick check that you have enough place settings and that they are in reasonable condition. If you need a few more, consider picking up some extras from your local charity shop and then donating them back to the shop when you are finished with them. Remember to look out napkins too.
Geraldine from Cafe Creme shares her pro tips for crowd-pleasing treats that are simple to put together…
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