When it comes to decorating for your next tea party, there are just so many directions that you can go! I would suggest focusing on the feel and atmosphere that you want your party to have, then decorate accordingly!
Think about the age of your guests, the number of friends you’ll invite, and the location of your party and go from there.
Do you want it to have more of a garden party feel? Maybe a high tea classic vibe? Maybe you just want it to feel perfect for a princess!
Whatever your theme is that you’re going for, you’ll find some serious inspiration here! I’ve put together a collection of 15 crafts and ideas for you to browse over, and get some serious tea party decoration inspiration!
15 Tea Party Decor Ideas To Set the Stage
Winnie the Pooh Tea Time:
Tut, tut…does it look like rain? Grey skies are no bother with the perfect indoor Winnie the Pooh themed party. The perfect theme for a toddler’s tea party, set out teddy bears and classic books for a serious nostalgic and childlike feel. You could even ask guests to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffie and set up a small table for the pretend guests.
DIY Glass Candle Holder:
A tea party wouldn’t be complete without centerpieces, and this easy DIY glass candle holder is perfect for an outdoor tea party gathering. It looks a bit complex, but it you’re crafty and have a dollar store nearby you can get all the supplies you’ll need to make just the type of personalized tea party decorations for you event you require.
English Equestrian Tea Party Ideas:
An old riding boot filled with flowers, blue ribbons, and flower garlands are musts at any equestrian tea party! This is such a lovely and elegant idea for young and old alike. There’s nothing like an outdoor tea party on a lovely spring day. This would be a huge hit with horse-loving kids!
Tea Party on the Patio:
Beautiful blue dishware and a long table setting with flowers and desserts set high on cake stands make for one elegant and classic tea party. This idea is simple, and beautifully executed. It was planned for a graduation celebration tea party, but would be perfect for nearly any occasion, from a ladies tea party, to a girls day out, to a book club gathering.
Tissue Paper Flowers:
If real flowers aren’t exactly in your tea party’s budget, try making these easy DIY tissue paper flowers instead! What I love about these is they can be totally personalized to your decor. Need blue flowers, but real flowers are out of season? No problem, just whip up a few bouquets following these easy instructions for an easy tea party decor idea.
Quick Banners and Garlands:
Using a few ribbons, wooden banner triangles, and decorative adhesive paper, you can create and customize the perfect banner to welcome your guests! I love that you can make these and personalize them for any event. This is a great tutorial for how to make super cute, festive banners for a perfect tea party decoration.
Royal Inspired Tea Party Picnic Ideas:
Elegant and fine china, an open picnic basket, and a dainty vase full of flowers will give your guests an elegant and royal tea party vibe! If you have friends that are royal watchers, you could host a tea party on the Queen’s birthday, or any other special royal date.
Princess Tea Party:
If you’re going for a purely princess tea party theme, try hanging some tulle and ribbon from your lights, and placing a royal castle in the middle of the table for a unique and fun centerpiece! If you have a box full of dressup stuff, you could have all the invited princesses pick out an outfit, or ask them to come in their favorite princess attire.
Downton Abbey Tea Party Ideas:
If you and your friends love period pieces as much as I do, there’s nothing better than a Downton Abbey inspired tea party. If you’re looking for Downton Abbey inspired decoration ideas, try grabbing some of the show’s classic wallpaper and using it to create that specific look! Ask guests to come as their favorite character from the show for extra fun.
High Tea Birthday Party Ideas:
To create that high tea look and feel, try providing your guests with dainty dishes, fascinator hats, and a 3 tiered cake display full of the cutest desserts and snacks! This host made fascinator hats for each guest to choose. A massive, human sized three-tiered stand holds all the sweet and savory treats.
English Tea Party:
Giant paper flowers attached to the tables and garlands of ribbons and lace create a beautiful and elegant feel to any tea party. Mix and match your china to make a perfectly English tea party, complete with British tea party food.
Pretty in Paris Tea Party Ideas:
Transport your guests to France with a flower cart, homemade bouquets, and French cookie boxes! This pretty pink Paris tea party has tons of ideas to make your tea party decor unique and beautiful.
DIY Butterfly Balloons:
Regular balloons don’t automatically make you think of a tea party, but when you attach paper butterflies, they instantly take on a more sophisticated and stylish look! These would be perfect for a garden themed party. You could even change up the butterflies to another theme by using differently styled decals.
Tea Party Baby Shower Ideas:
What an elegant way to welcome a new baby! Host a baby shower tea party and ask all your guests to wear a special hat. Try pinning up paper fans or something similar to create a cute photo backdrop on a budget!
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party:
What tea party is more famous than the one in Alice in Wonderland? Even if you’re not a mad hatter, you can still host a colorful, festive tea party with these tea party decoration ideas. Use striped dishware and bright colors on the table to create a mad hatter vibe perfect for an Alice in Wonderland tea party!
Check this post out for some ingenious Tea Party Display Ideas to help you plan your next gathering!