Hosting Afternoon Tea

So you want to host an afternoon tea? Destination Tea is here for you! We think planning and prepping for a tea party should be just as much fun as attending one. That’s why we are sharing with you our collection of themed afternoon tea guides that combine creativity and beauty with simplicity, to keep the list of to-do’s from being overwhelming.

Freebie! Destination Tea’s Tea Party Planner

Speaking of your to-do list, we’ve designed a Tea Party Planner to help organize your menu, decorating, activities and shopping list into a one-pager (print front-and-back).

Tea Party Inspiration, from Us to You

Check this page often to see our newest themed tea party suggestions. It is likely already obvious to our tea friends, but we’ll say it again: we love research! We will continually curate new tea party guides with our favorite recipes, tea pairings, activities and tea table decorating how-to’s from the global afternoon tea community, and share them here – FREE! You can explore our tea party guides and fill in your Tea Party Planner with your chosen recipes, teas, decorations and items to buy.

If you have a tea party theme we should research, please email us and we’ll get on it!

Cream Tea, Afternoon Tea, Royal Tea or High Tea?

We’ve put together an at-a-glance guide to the different tea menus to help you determine which you’ll be serving. A cream tea is a more casual and quickly assembled affair, while the other tea menus have multiple courses. Remember, in the end, your teatime should be whatever is pleasing to you, because the most important thing about taking tea is the focus on relaxing conversation with loved ones.

Share Your Tea Parties with Destination Tea

Help us to inspire others! Please tag us and use #destinationtea on social media to show off the results of your baking, decorating, dressing up…really anything that made your tea party a hit. We all learn from each other’s talents, and we’d love to pass on your famous family recipe, clever centerpiece design or much-loved party favor to all Destination Tea friends. Thank you!

Had a delightful tea party? Tag us! #destinationtea

Tea Party Guides by Theme

Afternoon Tea party in London, Tray with Home baked scones, sandwiches and supcakes. Devonshire cream tea in british cafe. Red tourist double decker sightseeing bus and phone booth

We are on the hunt for delicious, easy recipes, tea pairings, activities, costume suggestions and more, to help you host your next themed afternoon tea. Subscribe to our blog posts and we’ll let you know when we’ve added a new tea party guide to our catalog of themed tea party guides.

  • Irish Tea
  • French Tea
  • Indian Tea
  • Mad Hatter Tea
  • Royalty Tea
  • Mother’s Day Tea
  • Baby Shower Tea
  • Birthday Tea
  • Easter/Spring Tea
  • Children’s Tea

Tea Companies and Tearooms – Work with Us!

Whether you’ve got tea blends or a signature recipe that perfectly suits one of our suggested themed menus, we want to collaborate with you. Please email Angela for the latest Destination Tea media kit and with any questions about how we can work together to promote your business.


  1. I am looking to host an “Active Senior Event” next year.
    What times do you take reservations? I would have 15 people.
    What can be served and what would the price be?
    We would like to come to Dalton location.

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