Afternoon Tea: How to Organize, What to Serve and Decorating Tips

What about hitchhiking in the most popular of British customs and offer 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 conquers new adepts. There are people even choosing to hold tea parties, a junction between tea and birthday.

How to 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. It all depends on how important this event will be to you. If it is just a meeting between friends, simple tea meets all needs. Now if the idea is to celebrate a special date, such as birthday, for example, it is worth betting on a more elaborate afternoon tea.

However, regardless of the style you want to print to late afternoon tea, some items are key. Make a note of each one and prepare the check list:

  1. Cups with saucers;
  2. Teapots for hot drinks (tea, coffee and milk);
  3. Dessert dishes;
  4. Bowls;
  5. Sugarcane;
  6. Napkin;
  7. Glasses for water and juice;
  8. Jug for water and juice;
  9. Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons).

The amount of each item will vary according to the number of guests, so it is important to have under control how many people will be attending the event.

To ensure a touch of glamor to the tea invest in porcelain crockery, linen napkins and well-formed arrangements of natural flowers. For those who want something simpler, it is worth using the daily crockery and make up for it with little vases of flowers, napkin holders and other delicate treats. But do not stop using flowers in decoration, they are the soul of an afternoon tea.

The colors of tea are at your discretion, there is no rule for this. Commonly, the colors most used in the decoration of an afternoon tea are white and pastel shades or the candy colors, that guarantee that Provencal touch and vintage to the event. However, nothing prevents you from looking for vivid colors or a set of contrasts, what matters is common sense and aligning colors with the tea proposal.

What to serve in afternoon tea

Afternoon tea calls for light, yet appetizing foods and drinks. Salted options include pies, quiches, pies, snacks with various pastes such as tuna and olives. You can still serve croissants, cheese breads and various salty snacks.

Regarding sweets, afternoon tea combines with cakes, from the simplest ones, such as cornmeal or carrots, to more enhanced 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 candy.

In the drinks part, 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 preferred. Or serve only one or two varieties. If it is very hot in the daytime, try offering iced tea.

Coffee, milk and a hot chocolate are also interesting options inside the afternoon tea. Be sure to serve juices and water.

How to set up the afternoon tea table

The table set for afternoon tea should contain all the items that were listed above. You can choose to set up the table along 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 dishes available.

An afternoon tea table can be arranged with porcelain or glassware, or perhaps even combined with each other, the look is different and stripped. Complete the table decoration with flowers.

Capriche in the visual of cakes, pies and breads. They will become an important part of the table decoration.

You see, there's no secret about making afternoon tea, do you? With creativity and good taste you can surprise your guests and, best, without spending a fortune. Want more ideas on how to make afternoon tea? So come and see with us this selection of images of afternoon tea, it has suggestions for all tastes, pockets and styles. Check out:

Afternoon tea: 60 decorating ideas to follow

Picture 1 - The arrangement of flowers in the center of the table is the highlight of this afternoon tea, but delicate porcelain dishes do not go unnoticed.

The flower arrangement in the center of the table is the highlight of this afternoon tea, but delicate porcelain dishes do not go unnoticed

Picture 2 - How about offering a souvenir of afternoon tea? The proposal here is a tub filled with honey.

How about offering a souvenir of afternoon tea? The proposal here is a tub filled with honey

Picture 3 - The visual presentation of the candy is fundamental in the afternoon tea, so it has vertical supports, the best yet is that they save space at the table.

The visual presentation of the candy is fundamental in the afternoon tea, so it has vertical supports, the best is still that they save space at the table

Picture 4 - Tea with books? A good idea! To accompany a homemade bread in each dish.

Tea with books? A good idea! To accompany a homemade bread in each dish

Picture 5 - The souvenir here are dehydrated herbs and spices, ready to become a tea.

The souvenir here are dehydrated herbs and spices, ready to turn into tea

Picture 6 - Innovate without losing the delicacy of afternoon tea; as in that image, in which the cupcakes were served in the cup.

Innovate without losing the delicacy of afternoon tea; as in that image, in which the cupcakes were served in the cup

Picture 7 - Cups to take home: a good idea for the tea makers.

Cups to take home: a good idea for teacups

Picture 8 - An afternoon tea full of vintage and romantic influences.

An afternoon tea full of vintage and romantic influences

Picture 9 - And if the heat is strong on tea day serve homemade ice cream.

And if the heat is strong on tea day serve homemade ice cream

Picture 10 - Let the guests choose the tea, for this make available a menu with the name of each tea.

Let the guests choose the tea, so make available a menu with the name of each tea

Image 11 - Afternoon tea decorated in yellow and white.

Afternoon tea decorated in yellow and white

Picture 12 - A sweetness of tea, literally.

A tea sweetness, literally

Image 13 - Fruits also have place guaranteed in the afternoon tea table, especially in the summer.

Fruits also have place guaranteed in the afternoon tea table, especially in summer

Picture 14 - Sweets to fill the eyes and to open the appetite.

Sweets to fill your eyes and open your appetite

Picture 15 - Do you prefer something more rustic? Then bake in dark wood tones and brightly colored flowers in the afternoon tea decor.

Do you prefer something more rustic? So bake in dark wooden tones and brightly colored flowers in the afternoon tea decor

Image 16 - The American service was chosen for this afternoon tea; the chalkboard completes the decoration.

The American service was chosen for this afternoon tea; the chalkboard completes the decoration

Picture 17 - Offer varied options that can please all the guests of the tea.

Offer varied options that appeal to all the guests of the tea

Image 18 - These sweet skewers are mouth-watering.

These sweet snacks are mouth watering

Image 19 - How about reproducing all the pomp and class of traditional British tea?

How about reproducing all the pomp and class of the traditional British teas?

Image 20 - Mark the guests' names on the buns; you can use them to reserve the seats at the table.

Mark the names of the guests on the buns; you can use them to reserve table seats

Picture 21 - It's always time to have tea.

It's always time to have tea.

Picture 22 - In the open air, afternoon tea is even more charming; take advantage of natural beauty to enhance the mood of romance and nostalgia.

Outdoors, afternoon tea is even more charming; enjoy the natural beauty to enhance the mood of romance and nostalgia

Picture 23 - A souvenir and so much for the guests.

A memory for both the guests

Picture 24 - Complete tea set in each place of the table.

Complete tea set in each place of the table

Picture 25 - Tea Stand! Do not forget it.

Tea cart! Do not forget him

Image 26 - Tea or dinner? The sophistication is such that the guests can even get confused.

Tea or dinner? The sophistication is so great that the guests can even get confused

Image 27 - Tea or dinner? The sophistication is such that the guests can even get confused.

Tea or dinner? The sophistication is so great that the guests can even get confused 1

Picture 28 - That antique furniture you have there in your house can become the highlight of afternoon tea.

That antique furniture you have in your house can become the highlight of afternoon tea.

Picture 29 - Do you want afternoon tea more romantic and delicate than this?

Do you want afternoon tea more romantic and delicate than that?

Image 30 - Afternoon tea with the face of royalty.

Afternoon tea with the face of royalty

Picture 31 - The idea of ​​afternoon tea can be employed for baby showers, kitchen and revelation, like the one of the image.

The idea of ​​afternoon tea can be employed for baby showers, cooking and revelation, like the one of the image

Image 32 - Cup-shaped biscuits, too cute!

Cup-shaped biscuits, too cute!

Image 33 - If you prefer you can serve a healthier option in afternoon tea, such as granolas, for example.

If you prefer you can serve a healthier option in afternoon tea, such as granolas, for example

Picture 34 - But let's agree, stick to the diet from time to time for a special reason is worth too!

But let's agree, sticking to the diet from time to time for a special reason is worth too!

Picture 35 - Canapés are another great snack option for afternoon tea, easy and quick to make

Canapes are another great snack option for afternoon tea, easy and quick to make

Image 36 - Donuts!

Donuts!

Image 37 - Tower of waffles to leave your guests gaping.

Waffle tower to leave your guests gaping

Picture 38 - An entrancing souvenir: cup of tea with decorated cookies.

An entrancing souvenir: tea cup with decorated biscuits

Picture 39 - Coffee self service, but with a well stripped and interesting look.

Coffee self service, but with a very neat and interesting look

Image 40 - Give the teapot a new function by placing flowers inside it.

Give the teapot a new function by placing flowers inside it

Picture 41 - Very cute an afternoon tea for children! Do not miss the opportunity to do one of these too

Very cute a kid's afternoon tea! Do not miss the opportunity to do one of these too

Image 42 - Colorful afternoon tea brought boiled eggs as an option on the menu.

Colorful afternoon tea brought boiled eggs as an option on the menu

Picture 43 - Decorate afternoon tea with paper flowers: easy, fast and economical.

Decorate afternoon tea with paper flowers: easy, fast and economical

Picture 44 - Afternoon tea matches what? Bingo!

Afternoon tea suits what? Bingo!

Image 45 - Here, the love for afternoon tea is marked on the spoon.

Here, the love for afternoon tea is marked on the spoon

Picture 46 - Rustic and beyond cozy.

Rustic and cozy

Image 47 - Intimate version of afternoon tea.

Intimate version of afternoon tea

Picture 48 - Tea Time!

Tea time!

Image 49 - Candy colors are a landmark of the afternoon teas.

Candy colors are a milestone of the afternoon teas

Picture 50 - Cupcakes are never too much.

Cupcakes are never too much

Picture 51 - Here, the tea of ​​flowers rests inside the bag of organza just waiting for the moment to receive the hot water.

Here, the flower tea rests inside the organza bag just waiting for the moment to receive the hot water

Image 52 - Want a better afternoon tea than "Alice in Wonderland"?

Want to have a better afternoon tea than "Alice in Wonderland"?

Picture 53 - The tablecloth is dispensable in the afternoon tea, in its place you can use only a table path.

The tablecloth is dispensable in afternoon tea, in place of it you can use only one table path

Image 54 - If afternoon tea can not happen outside, bring nature in.

If afternoon tea can not happen outside, bring nature in.

Picture 55 - Already for a relaxed afternoon tea, wager on pallets as a table and wrap a cloth on the floor for the guests to sit down.

Already for a relaxed afternoon tea, wager on pallets as a table and wrap a cloth on the floor for the guests to sit

Image 56 - Inspiration for an elegant and sophisticated afternoon tea.

Inspiration for an elegant and sophisticated afternoon tea

Picture 57 - With face of grandmother!

With grandma face!

Image 58 - Porcelain does not have to be the same, notice that here, for example, one is different from the other.

Porcelain does not have to be the same, note that here, for example, one is different from the other

Image 59 - Books and tea to be happy!

Books and tea to be happy!

Image 60 - The theme "Alice in Wonderland" also appears here; Great suggestion for children's birthdays.

The theme "Alice in Wonderland" also appears here; Great suggestion for children's birthdays

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