What better time of year to have a tea party than the present? You work hard all year long and spend your evenings running to kid's activities, making dinner, or doing housework--now is the perfect time to host a holiday tea party and sit back and enjoy the company of your friends and family.
There are several different ways you can host your tea party. The following are some ideas you might want to give a try:
You can do all of the work yourself by doing some decorating, putting out the holiday tea set, and baking your favorite cookies and cakes.
You can ease up on yourself a bit and share the dessert making. Have each guest bring their favorite baked goods or you can even do an exchange.
You don't just have to exchange desserts; you can also do a tea swap. Have each guest bring their favorite flavor of loose leaf tea to exchange. The easiest way to do this would be to put one teaspoon in a baggy for each person. You can have fun with this and dress the bags up for the season and add a decorative tag with the tea flavor on it.
Another idea is to host a gourmet loose leaf tea tasting party. You can make several pots of various flavored loose teas for your guests to try. If you really want to have some fun, you can eliminate the names of the teas and see if your guests can guess the ingredients of the tea.
Regardless of how you decide to host your party, loose leaf tea is always a good way to warm up during the holiday season. With so many different flavored loose teas you can find combinations that suit the holidays, such as cinnamon and spice combinations, teas that contain mint, or a mulberry flavor.