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15 Ladies Tea Party Ideas For the Perfect Gathering

Throwing an all-ladies tea party or garden party soon? A tea party for ladies must be elegant, dainty, and as classy as possible. Whether you’re throwing the party for a sister, friend, or even for Mother’s Day, you’ll need some beautiful and elegant ideas for food and decorations. 

That’s why I’ve put together a list of 15 ideas to inspire your next ladies’ tea party. From finger foods like turkey wraps and rose tea sandwiches to homemade fascinator hats and pressed flower mason jars, you’ll find some amazingly unique ideas, foods, and party inspirations here! And don’t forget the signature tea mimosas!

Elegant Ideas for a Ladies Tea Party

Lavender Sugar Cookies

lavender sugar cookies tea party food

Sugar cookies infused with lavender and frosted with an earl gray tea glaze!  These buttery cookies with just a hint of lavender are an elegant and delicious sweet treat for your ladies tea party.

Stamped Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

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A beautiful cookie perfect for a ladies tea party that only requires 6 ingredients!  This delicious food idea for a ladies tea party is just like a regular shortbread cookie, but extra special with its delicate stamp. 

Turkey Wraps

savory tea party food turkey wraps

A light but filling finger food option made with turkey, cheese, and bacon, and perfect for ladies at a tea party!  You could even make up a selection of these without turkey for your vegetarian tea party guests. 

Caprese Salad

caprese salad ladies tea party

Tomato, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves tossed with balsamic dressing!  This colorful salad will look amazing on your tea party food table. 

Rosemary Peppermint Tea

rosemary mint tea

Impress the ladies at your next tea party with a homemade, one of a kind tea made with rosemary and peppermint!  It’s always a good idea at any ladies tea party to offer an assortment of both hot and cold beverages and this one is perfect. 

Double Earl Gray Linzer Cookies

Earl Grey Linzer cookies for tea party food

An earl gray cookie filled with homemade earl gray jam and dusted with powdered sugar!   The double whammy of the tea flavored cookie and the earl grey jelly is to die for, but you could easily make these with any jelly you prefer. These look gorgeous on display and are equally delicious.

Strawberry Cake Pops

strawberry cake pops for ladies tea party

Elegant enough for a ladies’ tea party, but fun enough to keep your guests happy and going back for more!  These bite-sized cake pops are easy to eat, delicious, and look super festive in your food display at your ladies tea party. 

Radish Rose Tea Sandwiches

radish rose tea party finger sandwich

Forget regular tea sandwiches! These beautiful finger sandwiches are topped with thinly sliced radishes formed into rose shapes!  These are a bit difficult to make and master, but if you have some extra time, they’re a gorgeous addition to your ladies tea party table. 

Tea Mimosas

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Fruit tea and champagne poured together to create a beautiful and elegant custom cocktail for your next tea party!  

Vintage Teacup Décor

vintage tea cup tea party decor

Create a DIY bird’s nest in vintage tea cups to give your tea party a cute garden party vibe.   These are super cute as part of a tablescape and would be perfect for a garden tea party theme. 

Crepe Paper Flowers

DIY flowers tea party table

This 5-minute DIY craft is easy to customize with beautiful colors, and will elevate your tea party’s décor!  Make them up in advance in your favorite colors and use to brighten up any tea party table. 

Pressed Flower Mason Jars

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Flowers flattened and pressed into a mason jar, then lit up with a candle makes for a beautiful tea party centerpiece!  I love the look of these – especially if you’re hosting a tea party in the evening.  The flickering light cast is just magical. 

Paris Tea Party Inspiration

ladies Paris tea party inspiration

Inspiration for a trip to Paris France complete with flower carts, old books, and build-your-own bouquet activities!  This theme could be customized for practically any age and would be an elegant idea for a ladies tea party. 

Mother’s Day Garden Tea Party Inspiration

ladies tea party garden

A beautiful tea party thrown for the mothers and ladies in your life will get you inspired for your own tea party!  This outdoor tea party is full of inspiration you can use to plan your own ladies tea party. 

DIY Fascinators

diy fascinator hats

No ladies’ tea party is complete without tea party attire, like these elegant hats made with tulle and flowers!   Make sure you create enough for every guest in a variety of colors so your ladies can choose their favorite to wear at your tea party. 

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