Our Favorite Vintage Style Teacups

It will come as no surprise that we love vintage style teacups and saucers here at How To High Tea. We love finding the prettiest, daintiest and most colorful teacups for any occasion.

We have found for you the best of the best for your shopping pleasure. Go ahead and treat yourself to some new vintage-style teacups and saucers.

The Royal Albert New Country Roses Teacup Set is a classic favorite. In pretty pink with polka dots and roses, this teacup set makes any occasion special. Check out also the matching side plates.

Royal Albert New Country Roses Tea Cup Set

The Royal Albert Sitting Pretty Mug comes in a range of colors and sizes. We love love love the smallest size when used to deliver a sweet treat to your guests!

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Royal Albert Sitting Pretty Mug

Staying with the Royal Albert range we cannot go past their Candy Teacup. This teacup and saucer come in Dusty blue with pretty floral accents and gorgeous gold edging. Make your tea time special with this perfect set.

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Royal Albert Candy Teacup

Or pick another color such as this Royal Albert Candy Tea Cup in pinks and gold.

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Royal Albert Candy Tea Cup

For a perfectly mismatched teacup set, it is impossible to go past the Royal Albert Miranda Kerr Tea Cup Set. With floating butterflies, peonies and a perfect mix of blues, yellows, pinks and greens this set is fantastic for an afternoon tea party with friends.

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Royal Albert Miranda Kerr Tea Cup Set
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Royal Albert Miranda Kerr Blessings Tea Set

Royal Albert Mismatched Sets are a quick and easy way to ensure you always have a set of beautiful vintage-style teacups and saucers ready for guests. They also make fabulous gifts.

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Royal Albert Mismatched Sets

There is currently a very special Royal Albert 100 years teacup set available. With the best of Royal Albert teacups from the last 100 years.

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Royal Albert 100 years teacup set

Moving onto our favorite classic style teacups and saucers the Royal Doulton Old Country Roses Tea Cup and Saucer reminds us of the very best of our Grandmother’s china cabinet. These teacups were only allowed out for the most special occasions. Re-live those special feelings with a set of your own and use them every day!

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Royal Doulton Old Country Roses Tea Cup and Saucer

Royal Albert Tea Sets and more Royal Albert Tea Sets – Have as much fun as we have picking and choosing your favorite and mixing them up in perfect vintage mismatched style.

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Royal Albert Three Piece Tea Cup Sets

This stunning set is a replica 1910 Royal Albert Teacup, Saucer and Side plate set that was released in 1910. Royal Albert rereleased this set as part of their 100 years of teacups promotion.

Royalty Rose also have a beautifully dainty tea set with matching plates.

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Royalty Rose Tea Setting

We love the elegance of this Wedgewood Hibiscus Place Setting. It is an excellent example of vintage elegance in the royal blue and gold.

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Wedgewood Hibiscus Place Setting

If you are looking for a full set of elegance this Wedgewood Renaissance Gold set would make the most amazing impact at a small dinner party or a large wedding party.

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Wedgewood Renaissance Gold Set

No post about vintage-style teacups would be complete without a few extra trimmings. Like this Kate Aspen Tea Box party favors. Our guests love love this little tea box filled with sweets! Yours will too.

And we love the fantastical look of this vintage style Flitz and Floyd English Tea Pot. It reminds us of an old fashioned garden tea party and is so pretty to pour tea from.

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Flitz and Floyd English Tea Pot

There is no point in having the most beautiful vintage style teacups if you are filling them with bland tea. Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend Tea comes in a gorgeous blue tin and smells divine.

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Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend Tea

Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea is the perfect blend of black tea with orange and cloves.

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Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

Royal Palace Tea is another fabulous option of black tea with lemon and grapefruit.

For a classic English tea, Harney & Sons Royal English Breakfast Tea or Harney & Sons Tower of London Blend Tea offer the best of the best. Also packaged in delightful tins these teas are great for treating yourself or others.

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Harney & Sons Royal English Breakfast Tea
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Harney & Sons Tower of London Blend Tea

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A brief history of tea cups can be found here and Afternoon tea here.

What to Serve At A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

A Mad Hatter’s tea party is the chance to be extra creative in your menu. Your guests will expect a touch of madness! We answer your questions about what to serve at a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. We have created a successful tea party menu includes sweet and savory choices, as well as fantastic tea and other drinks.

Food Options

Heart-Shaped Finger Sandwiches

Dainty sandwiches are perfect for any tea party. With an Alice in Wonderland-inspired tea party, you can be extra playful with your sandwich fillings and shapes.
We suggest using cookie cutters to cut sandwiches into hearts, stars, or even teapots. Use classic fillings like cucumber and cream cheese or smoked salmon, as these are always popular. And feel free to experiment with other combinations too. We have more ideas for sandwich fillings here.

Heart Shaped Sandwich Cutters from Amazon


What Tea Party would be complete without fresh scones with clotted cream and jam. All our scone recipes are here https://howtohightea.com/fabulous-scones-vintage-high-teas/

Fabulous Pastries and Cakes:

Think whimsical and colorful! Offer an assortment of mini cakes, cupcakes, and pastries decorated in bright colors and unusual designs. Consider adding edible flowers, colorful frosting, or even fondant decorations shaped like teapots, hats, or playing cards.

Edible Wafer Butterflies and Flowers on Cupcakes – Sold via Amazon
Wilton Gel Frosting makes incredible colored cupcakes
Colorful cookies by Empire Delights

Cheshire Cat’s Grin Fruit Platter:

Arrange a fruit platter in the shape of the Cheshire Cat’s grin, using sliced fruits like strawberries, oranges, and kiwis to create the stripes.

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Caterpillar Fruit Platter:

Create a platter of colorful, segmented fruits like grapes, strawberries, and melon balls arranged in the shape of a caterpillar. And, add candy eyes to one end for a playful touch.

Mad Hatter’s Pocket Watch Cookies:

Bake cookies in the shape of pocket watches and decorate them with icing to resemble the Mad Hatter’s iconic timepiece. You can use edible silver or gold dust for the watch face. We love the instructions from The FlourBox

Photo credit – The Flourbox

Delightful Desserts

Jabberwocky Jello:

Serve colorful fruit jello in small cups labeled as “Jabberwocky Jello,” named after the mythical creature from Lewis Carroll’s poem. This sweet treat is great to add fruit slices or gummy creatures for added whimsy.

Mad Hatter’s Hat Cake:

Make a centerpiece cake in the style of a Mad Hatter’s hat. Decorate it with bright colors, fondant decorations, and perhaps even a tag saying “Eat Me”

Mushroom Meringues: Make meringue mushrooms by piping small mushroom caps and stems onto a baking sheet. After these are baked and cooled, you can easily turn them into mushrooms with a little melted chocolate. Dust the caps with cocoa powder for a realistic touch. We love the recipe by Food52

Tea Party Cake Pops: Dip cake pops in colorful icing and arrange them in a teacup or saucer for a whimsical twist on traditional cake pops. Get inspired by these cakes pops by CatchMyParty

Playing Card Treats: Use edible playing cards to decorate cakes, cookies or cupcakes. We love how easy these make an impact.

Drink Ideas


Serve up some fantastical teas for your guests. We love to add wonderful names to classics and unusual tea variaties.

Tea Party Timeless Earl Grey: We love to use Earl Grey Surpreme by Harney&Sons

Cheshire Cat’s Chai Surprise: A classic Chai tea by Taylors works well for this one

Mad Hatter’s Chococate Mint: We love the smell of this chocolate mint tea by Harney&Sons

Queen of Hearts’ Hibiscus Hysteria: Fanastic Hibiscus tea offers a fabulous color and smell. We suggest Handpick Hibiscus tea

Alice’s Adventure English Breakfast Tea: The best option for this classic is one by New English Teas. It come in a classic tin too.

Tweedledee’s Topsy-Turvy Raspberry and Lemon Tea: Disney Parks offer this amazing tea and you can order for home too.

Mock “Drink Me” Tea:

Get creative by serving a special blend or concoction labeled as “Drink Me,” reminiscent of the potion Alice drinks to shrink. You could create a blend of different teas or add unique ingredients like edible glitter for an extra magical touch. Or, use colorful fruit juices or flavored syrups served in small bottles with “Drink Me” labels.

We hope we have answered your questions about What to Serve At A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? And, we wish you all the best with your whimsical and creative Mad Hatter’s tea party menu! And don’t be afraid to go down the rabbit hole, thats where the adventure begins!

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Tea Party Essentials – Our Top Choices

Creating the perfect tea party experience involves more than just brewing a delicious cup of tea and serving a delightful spread of cakes; it’s about selecting the best tea party essentials. Your tea party deserves to have the finest teas, teapots, accessories, and beautiful speciality items that will ensure your tea party is perfect.

In this post, we share with you our top-rated Tea Party essentials that will elevate your tea party experience. We review exquisite teas, stylish teaware and everything in between.

Tea Brands:

We have a few favorite tea brands that we love to use. These teas are top quality and never disappoint. Our guest raves over them and they make wonderful take-home treats.

Harney & Sons:

Renowned for their exceptional quality and diverse selection of teas, Harney & Sons offers a range of blends to suit every taste preference. And, we love the classic tea tins these teas come in.

Our pick from their selection of classic black teas are Earl Grey Imperial, and Victoria London Fog.

We also love their fragrant herbal infusions like Chamomile or Mulled Plum Cider Tea. Harney & Sons teas are sure to impress your guests.

Tea Forte

When we are looking for a tea to add impact, we choose Tea Forte. With a focus on innovation and creativity, Tea Forte delivers unique and flavorful teas that push the boundaries of traditional blends.

Our favorites are Peach Blossom Tea

Explore their wide array of loose-leaf teas, tea bags, and signature blends for a truly memorable tea party experience.

Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box:

If you prefer to let your guests choose their favorite brew, this selection of classic tea blends from Taylors of Harrogate, including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and Green Tea, is perfect for serving at your tea party.


Brew To A Tea Tea Pots:

We are a big fan of Brew To Tea items; their Rose Garden Collection teapot is one of our favorites. Their elegant and durable teapot is perfect for brewing and serving tea in style. Crafted from high-fired ceramic and featuring a wide handle and drip-free spout, it ensures a smooth pour and even heat distribution for a perfect cup of tea every time.

Royal Albert Old Country Roses Teapot:

Add a touch of vintage charm to your tea party with this exquisite teapot from Royal Albert. Decorated with their iconic Old Country Roses pattern and accented with 22-karat gold trim, it’s a timeless piece that’s as beautiful as it is functional.

Pinky Up Charlie Iced Tea Pot

We have found this Iced Tea Carafe by Pinky Up makes brewing loose-leaf iced tea a breeze. We love this stylish carafe on the table to delight our guests.

Tea Accessories:

Tea Infusers: For convenient and mess-free brewing, its a good idea to invest in high-quality tea infusers like the Finum Brewing Basket or the OXO Good Grips Twisting Tea Ball. These stainless steel infusers are easy to use, clean, and maintain, ensuring a perfect cup of tea with every brew.

Tea Cups and Saucers:

Elevate your tea party table with elegant tea cups and saucers like the Wedgwood Butterfly Bloom Teacup and Saucer Set or the Lenox Butterfly Meadow Tea Cup and Saucer. These beautifully designed sets add a touch of sophistication to any tea gathering.

Wedgwood Butterfly Bloom Teacup and Saucer Set in Fine, Traditional or Modern

Specialty Items:

Tea-Inspired party favors: Surprise your guests with tea party favors here are our two most successful ones: Kate Aspen Tea Party Favor Boxes which we filled with tea bags and sweets, Filled loose leaf Tea Tubes and Spoons in organza drawstring bags.

Tea Party Accessories:

Enhance the ambience of your tea party with special items like these floral tea party decorations, this lovely vintage-inspired tea cozie to keep your tea warm, these whimsical tea-themed napkins and this vintage shabby chic style table runner. These charming accessories add a touch of whimsy and elegance to your tea party setting.

Vintage-inspired tea cozies to keep your teapot warm
Add whimsical tea-themed napkins to your table

We hope you have enjoyed our list of ideas for creating a memorable and enchanting experience for you and your guests. So brew a pot of your favorite tea, set the table with your finest teaware, and let the tea party begin!

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Love and Lace Tea Affair

Hosting a tea party in February allows you to infuse the gathering with a cozy and romantic atmosphere, especially considering Valentine’s Day. Our Love and Lace Tea Affair creates a warm and romantic atmosphere, making it a perfect theme for a February tea party. Guests can enjoy the cozy setting, delightful treats, and the company of loved ones or friends.

Love and Lace Tea Affair Invitations:

Design invitations featuring lace patterns and soft pastel colors, inviting your friends to a celebration of love and lace tea party.

Vintage Lace Invitations by the Picky Bride Store

Love and Lace Decorations

Ensure the theme of your tea affair is expressed to the full extent by adorning the space with lace tablecloths, floral arrangements, and candles. We suggest using a color palette of soft pinks, creams, and gold for a romantic ambience.

Pretty Lace Table Cloth by ARTABLE

Place small vases with fresh flowers at each table setting.

Clear bud vases by ZENS

Use heart-shaped lace doilies as placemats or under teacups for added charm.

Love and Lace Tea Selection:

A Love and Lace Tea Affair is the perfect event for serving romantic and floral teas like Rose Tea, Jasmine tea, and lavender-infused blends such as our favorite Earl Grey Lavender Tea.

Serve in delicate teacups and saucers with gold or lace patterns. See our favorite selection of tea cups here.

Add a surprising extra by providing heart-shaped tea infusers for guests to use.

Heart-Shaped Tea Infusers by BERON

As this event is based on indulgence and love, it makes sense to also serve luxurious hot chocolate with various toppings like whipped cream, sprinkles, and cinnamon sticks.

Savory and Sweet, Love and Lace Menu

Serve pretty Heart-shaped sandwiches with cucumber and cream cheese or smoked salmon.

For the sweet selection, we suggest – Strawberry shortcakes with whipped cream, Red velvet cupcakes adorned with lace-patterned frosting and of course Chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Love and Lace Tea Party Favors:

Heart-shaped love potion jars filled with your personalized tea blends or sweets.

Love and Lace Tea Affair Dress Code:

We love it when guests dress for the theme. So we would suggest that guests wear romantic, lace, or vintage-inspired tea party dresses.

We wish you much enjoyment in creating your own Love and Lace Tea Affair.

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Tea Party Decorations

Tea party decorations help you set the mood for your tea party. They can range from delicate and whimsical to elegant and sophisticated, depending on the theme and your personal preferences.

When you are planning your next tea party event, here are some popular tea party decoration ideas to consider:

Table Settings

Start by setting an enchanting table with crisp tablecloths, lace doilies, or vintage-inspired linens.

Place individually folded cloth napkins and embellish them with napkin rings or decorative bows.

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Pastel Pink Napkins and Tablecloth by O’Lucio

Use fine china or delicate teacups and saucers with matching plates. Incorporate floral patterns, pastel hues, or elegant designs that evoke a sense of refinement. Take a look at our Shabby Chic Tea Party page for more vintage-inspired ideas.

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Pretty Pastel Tea Set by Gracie China


Create captivating centerpieces for your tea party tables. Fresh flowers, such as roses, daisies, or peonies, arranged in vases or teapots, add a touch of natural beauty.

Alternatively, consider using vintage teacups or teapots filled with small flower arrangements as unique and charming centerpieces.

Teacup Vases by Kate Aspen

You could also place decorative birdcages, candles, or elegant figurines as focal points. If your tea party is outdoors, we have many more ideas on our Garden Tea Party page.

Bunting and Garlands:

Hang bunting or garlands across the party area to add a festive touch. Choose pastel-coloured fabric or paper bunting adorned with floral patterns, lace, or decorative elements like teacups or teapot cutouts. Garlands made of paper flowers, ribbons, or delicate fabric can also be draped along walls, door frames, or around tables.

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Vintage-style Bunting by Talking Tables

Tea Party Props

Add lots of tea-related props to enhance the tea party theme. Vintage teacups, teapots, or tea party-themed accessories like miniature hats, gloves, or decorative fans can be placed as decor items. Display vintage books, antique teaware, or delicate lace parasols to add an air of nostalgia.

Mini Cake Domes by Talking Tables

Floral Arrangements

Flowers and tea parties go hand in hand. They add a fresh, bright touch to your tea party decor. Arrange bouquets of fresh flowers in vases or mason jars and place them strategically around the venue. Opt for dainty blossoms like roses, hydrangeas, or lavender.

We used Silk Hydrangeas by Florjery

You can also use floral arrangements to embellish buffet tables, dessert displays, or the entrance area.

Floral Plates By Sophistiplate

Balloons and Ribbons

Add lots of balloons and ribbons to bring a whimsical touch to your tea party. Use pastel-coloured balloons filled with helium and tied with ribbons that match the color scheme. You can create balloon bouquets or arches to enhance specific areas like the entrance or photo backdrop.

Balloon Arch by Amazon

Lace and Doilies

Lace and doilies add a touch of elegance and vintage charm to tea party decorations. Place lace doilies under teacups or plates, drape lace runners across tables, or incorporate lace-trimmed fabric in various decor elements. Ribbons, organza and lace can also adorn chair backs or as a decorative touch on napkins or favor bags.

Lace and Burlap By Arksu
Organza Chair Ribbons by BitFly
Party Favor Bags by Kate Aspen

Creative Signage

Create charming signs to direct guests or label different areas of the tea party. Use calligraphy or elegant fonts on chalkboards, vintage frames, or decorative cards. Consider signs for the tea station, dessert table, or photo booth area.

Tea Party Signs by Talking Tables
Blackboard by Rose Home Fashion

Personalized Touches

Add personalized touches to your tea party decorations to make the event unique. Consider personalized place cards, tea bag favors with customized tags, or printed menus with a special message for each guest. These personal details can make guests feel truly special and add an extra element of thoughtfulness.

What is a tea party without a fabulous hat?

Remember to consider the theme, color scheme, and overall aesthetic you want to achieve. And, of course have some fun with it!

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A Royal Tea Party

A Royal Tea Party theme is a wonderful theme to create a delightful and elegant event for a bridal shower, baby shower or classy birthday party. We have created a simple step-by-step guide to help you plan a memorable Royal Tea Party that will be the talk of the town – in the best possible way!

An official Royal Tea Party is characterized by the presence of distinguished guests, including members of royal families, aristocracy, and prominent figures. But, we will take any opportunity to pretend to be Royal, so let your guests also enjoy the Royal treatment with this fun Royal Tea Party Theme.

The Royal Setting

Choosing a beautiful venue is the first step to creating a memorable event. A Royal Tea Party is an elegant and formal social gathering. It can be hosted in a regal setting, such as a palace, castle, or grand estate. It can also be created in a more modest location, using lavish decorations, fine china, and floral arrangements to bring the Royal touch. We like to find pretty locations that a intimate and easy to decorate as you choose. Depending on the size of your party, you can create a Royal Tea Party in a lovely garden, terrace, or a well-decorated indoor space. With a little imagination, you can make your Royal Tea Party a refined and sophisticated affair that combines the elegance of tea traditions with the grandeur of royal hospitality.

Create your own Royal setting with Lavish decorations
Gorgeous Floral Decorations elevate a table to something more regal. We love these ones in gold.

Royal Invitations

Any Royal event begins with guests receiving elegant invitations, usually with intricate designs, calligraphy, or royal emblems. Be sure to let your guests know they are in for a Royal treat, and don’t forget to include the date, time, location, dress code, and any specific instructions.

Royally Gorgeous Invitations by Ponatia

Dress Code

Part of the excitement of a Royal Tea Party is seeing your guests arrive in their best outfits. So encourage guests to wear semi-formal or formal attire. Here are some general guidelines to help your guests.

For Women:

Dress or Skirt Ensemble:

A Royal Tea Party does not require long dresses. Instead, a knee-length or tea-length dress or a skirt paired with a blouse works well. We love to encourage floral patterns or pastel colors. We have lots of suggestions on our Best Tea Party Dresses Page:

Royally Stunning in this luxury Peach Formal Dress


This is the event to choose elegant accessories such as pearls, small earrings, or a delicate necklace.

Hats are an important part of this style! A beautiful hat or fascinator can add a touch of sophistication. We have all the best tea party hats in one place here:


Opt for dressy flats, low heels, or stylish pumps. You can find our best suggestions here:

best vintage tea party shoes


Depending on the formality of the event, you might consider wearing gloves, especially if they complement your outfit.

For Men:

Men should wear a Suit or Blazer to a Royal Tea Party. A well-fitted suit or a blazer paired with dress trousers in neutral colors like navy, gray, or black is the classic choice for men of style.

This Royal Blue Herring Bone Suit is a classic choice

Shirt and Tie:

Add a dress shirt with a coordinating tie. The tie can add a pop of color or complement the color scheme of your outfit.


Consider adding cufflinks, a pocket square, or a tie bar to enhance your overall look.

These classic cufflinks are the perfect choice


Select polished dress shoes that complement the color of your outfit.

Tea Service

The tea service is the centrepiece of any successful Royal Tea Party. Fine china cups and saucers, delicate teapots, and silverware can be used to serve a variety of high-quality teas.

Traditional tea blends, such as Earl Grey, Darjeeling, or English Breakfast, are often served, along with an assortment of herbal infusions.

Coronation Tea of course!
Royal Blend Tea by Fortnum & Mason
Earl Grey Imperial by Harney & Sons


Royal Tea Parties follow strict etiquette rules. Guests are expected to show proper manners, such as sitting upright, using the correct utensils, and engaging in polite conversation. The host or hostess leads the event, ensuring the atmosphere remains elegant and refined. Remind guests of traditional tea party etiquette, such as holding the teacup with the pinkie down and refraining from slurping. Why not consider providing etiquette lessons or hiring a professional tea sommelier to educate guests about tea traditions? This can add a fun edge to this formal type of event.

If you want some ideas about the type of manners required for a formal Royal Tea Party, you will find many in High Society Etiquette – a book written by a mother to guide her daughter through the social season.


Alongside tea, an array of sweet treats and savoury delicacies are served. These may include finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, petit fours, pastries, and miniature cakes. The food is typically presented on tiered trays or elegant silver platters.

Live Entertainment

To bring the right Royal ambience, a Royal Tea Party may feature live entertainment, such as classical music performed by a chamber orchestra, a string quartet, a pianist or via speakers. The music provides a backdrop for conversation and adds to the sophistication of the event.

Party Favors

Give your guests an extra treat with elegant party favors such as special tea bags, scented candles, or mini jars of honey. Attach a thank-you note expressing gratitude for attending the royal tea party.


Don’t forget to arrange for a professional photographer or set up a photo booth with props for guests to capture memories.

Thank You Notes

After a successful event it is elegant and kind to send personalized thank-you cards after the event, expressing appreciation for the guests’ presence and any gifts they may have brought.

We wish you all the best in creating a regal and enjoyable Royal Tea Party that will be remembered for its sophistication and charm. We hope you will enjoy this exquisite experience with your guests and finish the evening feeling like a Queen or King.

Best High Tea Party Dresses

The wedding season is arriving soon, and High Tea Weddings are trending! But what does one wear to a tea party? We have you covered with the best high tea party dresses for every style!

Black and White Tea Party Dress

We start with the classic tea party dress. This 1950s style with capped sleeves and a nipped-in waist with a belt is perfect for a vintage tea party. This dress in a classic black and white print ensures you look elegant and cool.

High Tea Party Dresses - Afternoon tea dresses

We start with the classic tea party dress. This 1950s-style dress with capped sleeves and a nipped-in waist with a belt is perfect for a vintage tea party. This dress is a classic black and white print dress with a swing skirt that ensures you look elegant and cool.

Boatneck Sleeveless Tea Party Dress by Grace Karin

High Tea Party Dresses

Classic Tea-Length Pleated Dress

A tea-length pleated dress in blush pink and black is perfect to wear to a tea party wedding. This classic dress is by Sophia Yang and is available on Amazon:

For more pastels, these two beautiful swing high tea party dresses in soft pink or pale blue could be just the thing.

Swing Dresses Are Perfect for High Tea Parties

This pretty pink swing High Tea Party Dress is by GownTown

High Tea Party Dresses

This Off-the-shoulder tea-length dress in pale pink is a classic romantic look. AND it has pockets!!

Cap Sleeve Swing Dress

High Tea Party Dresses - Afternoon tea dresses

This 1950s-style Swing Party Dress is by VOGVOG and is super fun in baby blue.

Add A Tea Time Necklace

This sweet Teapot pendant necklace is perfect for adding to a fun afternoon tea outfit!

Emerald Green Swing Dress

Watch others turn green with envy when you arrive in this classic green swing dress with a matching waist bow. The higher neckline and capped sleeves make this dress perfect for a vintage tea party. This Swing Rockabilly Dress is by DressyStar

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Floral Tea-Length Party Dress

This Summer Tea Party Dress is everything we love about tea party weddings, fun, summery and special.

Vintage Print Swing Dress

The 1950s woman knew how to make the most of her shape in a wide swing dress or a pencil dress. This swing dress in a beautiful garden print is perfect for a summer high tea party in the sun.

High Tea Party Dresses

Vintage Rose Pencil Dress

The pencil dress style is one way to turn up the vamp and stand out in the crowd in this black and white polka dot dress with large red roses. This Vintage Pencil Wiggle Dress is by Grace Karin

High Tea Party Dresses - Afternoon tea dresses
Wiggle Dress Available here

Retro Print Swing Dress

A little bit of Marilyn is always fun at a summer tea party! we love this retro vamp dress with all the summer feels.

Black and Tan Overlay Dress

This black overlay dress is pretty for a day into an evening tea party.

Mad Man Green Wiggle Dress

Or take a cue from the women of Mad Men with this classic green off-the-shoulder dress made to hug every curve. High tea party dresses give you a chance to turn up the glam, retro style! This Green Wiggle Dress is by Belle Poque

Rockabilly Red Swing Dress

Heading back to the swing high tea party dresses the next two dresses on our list fall are perfect for a more Rockabilly style event. High hair, bright lipstick, tattoos, and killer heels go perfectly with either of these two styles.

High Tea Party Dresses

Black Cut Out Swing Dress

1950s Rockabilly Dress by Gardenwed

Retro Print Tea Dress

Or choose a more subtle retro vibe with this vintage print dress.

Elegant Tea Length Dress

Or choose a more subtle retro vibe with this elegant DKNY dress.

Tea Length Cocktail Dress

Tea-length dresses are flattering and look perfect at an afternoon tea party. These two caught our eye recently for the fun prints and classic styling that suits most shapes.

This tea-length dress is by Adrianna Pappal

High Tea Party Dresses

This lace tea-length dress is an Adrianna Pappal Dress that is popular for tea parties, weddings and afternoon teas.

Chiffon Tea Length Dress

This stunning chiffon dress is beautiful for an elegant afternoon tea wedding party.

Halter Neck Garden Print Dress

This fun halter neck dress in a Japanese blue garden print is fun and a little flirty for a great afternoon event. This Retro Halter Dress is by Dresstells

Blue and White Polka Dot Swing Dress

With this blue and white polka dot swing dress, you will be ready to party the afternoon away.

Red Tea-length Dress

The floaty skirt on this tea-length party dress is pretty and flattering.

Retro Style Silk Dress

We love the retro vibe of this silk button dress by Five Cats

Titanic Tea Party Dress

For something completely different we found these stunningly beautiful Titanic-inspired vintage tea party dresses.

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Titanic Tea Party Dress

For something completely different we found these stunningly beautiful Titanic-inspired vintage tea party dresses. This Titanic-Style Tea Party Dress is by Belle Poque

Alice’s Tea Party Dress

If your High Tea Party has an Alice In Wonderland theme, we have found the perfect tea party dress for you!

This Mad Hatters Tea Party Dress is by Leg Avenue

Or Wear a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Outfit

This fun little Mad Hatter shorts and jacket outfit is just the ticket!

Finally, we finish our selection of tea party dresses fit for a queen.

This violet Dress is floaty and romantic with butterfly organza.

French Tea Party Dress

This Victorian-inspired tea party dress is perfect for a French Style Tea Party.

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Best High Tea Party Wedding Dresses

Vintage High Tea Party Weddings need a special kind of dress. We have found the best high tea party wedding dresses for a vintage high tea wedding.

Lace Tea Party Dress

Classic tailoring with vintage lace and a matching satin bow make this one of the best high tea party wedding dresses. It is just beautiful for a summer high tea wedding.

Lace Tea Party Dress

Maggie Tang Swing Wedding Dress

Swing style dresses make classic high tea party wedding dresses. The folds and nipped waist accentuate your curves and shape. This gorgeous one in vintage cream is the perfect shape – it also comes in many other color options.

Bridal Tea Party Dress

This next dress is a more demure style with a round neckline and short lace sleeves. Also knee-length it swings out slightly as you walk. Very pretty for a summer garden wedding. For more volume add a pretty tulle petticoat underneath.

Pretty High Waist Dress

This pretty lace high tea party wedding dress is elegant and classy with a soft chiffon tie around the waist.

Downton Abbey Style Wedding Dress

This Downtown Abbey Style dress with an overlay of chiffon is stunningly beautiful for a classic bride at a romantic high tea party wedding.

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Downton Abbey Style Wedding Dress by Nataya

Lace Tea Length Wedding Dress

Now for something that is perfect for a summer garden wedding, this lace dress with nude underlay is stunning.

Classic White Swing Dress

Step out in style in this Audrey Hepburn style classic sleeveless swing dress with crossover neckline. Perfectly elegant and timeless! Audrey’s style is just perfect for high tea party wedding dresses.

Polka Dot Swing Dress

This polka dot swing dress is for the bride who wants to add a little bit of fun to a classic dress. Still in the vintage 1960 swing style with a dainty black polka dot and matching waist tie. Polka dots look incredible in high tea party wedding dresses.

Polka Dot Swing Dress by GardenWed

Knee-length Lace Dress

This beautiful full lace bridal dress with satin tie is made for elegant tea party weddings. Pair with some dainty matching gloves for a real vintage feel. You cannot go wrong with classic lace high tea party wedding dresses.

Knee-length Lace Dress by Aboawedding

1950s Style Formal Wedding Dress

If you are looking for a style icon dress, a 1950s style pencil dress with folding and waist tie makes a simple but bold statement as stunning high tea party wedding dresses.

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1950s Style Formal Wedding Dress by MUXXN

Vintage Tea Party Wedding Dress

This pretty swing dress is a perfect alternative high tea party wedding dress for a hot summer garden tea party wedding. It is fun, pretty and very flattering on any figure.

Sleeveless Belted Dress

This dress combines a classic shape with a bold gesture in the black overlay lace neckline. Stunning and dramatic, this dress is made for brides who know their style and are not afraid to show it.

Sleeveless Belted Dress by Babyonline

Tea Time Wedding Dress

Staying with the classic 1950s style, this dress is more modest with lace overlay and a higher neckline while losing none of the classic styling.

Rhinestone Wedding Dress

The same basic silhouette as above, but this time with a plunging neckline and shorter sleeves. Stylish with a little more on show.

Rhinestone Wedding Dress by BABYGIRLS

Rockabilly Dress

The next dress takes it further with a classic halter neck that allows you to show off your tanned shoulders and back. Go all out in this fun retro cherry print!

Rockabilly Dress by Maggie Tang

Floral Lace Wedding Dress

This vintage lace dress in silver is so perfectly elegant for a wedding afternoon tea or high tea party. Classic shaping and a full skirt ensure you will look gorgeous and feel great.

Floral Lace Wedding Dress by Dresstar

Lace Sweetheart Dress

For a more traditional bridal look, that still works perfectly in a high tea setting, try this dress with classic lace capped sleeves and a wide lace border. Beautiful for a warm summer day.

Lace Sweetheart Dress by Yuxin
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Tea Party Wedding Dress

With this dress, you can continue the party into the night and dance away under the stars. In a beautiful design, this lace bust cascades down to a chiffon skirt that swishes as you move.

Belted Lace Dress

High tea party wedding dresses can be as classic and elegant as you wish, while still being comfortable and cool on a hot summer day. This tea-length dress is just beautiful.

Wedding Dress With Detachable Skirt

This dress with a detachable skirt is a little more fun for a bride who wants to float through her day without a care and then party all night.

Long Sleeved dress

Classic Tea-Length Wedding Dress

We loved putting together this selection of high tea party wedding dresses. If you want more inspiration, have a look at the fun party dresses we have selected for a vintage tea party.

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Best Vintage Tea Party Handbags

Need the perfect handbag for that vintage tea party wedding? We have you covered. We have rounded up the very best tea party handbags, clutches, and purses for every kind of vintage tea party or high tea event.

Classic Vintage Tea Party Handbags

This floral clutch bag is a fantastic size for a classic vintage tea party.

Red with black and white polka dots is perfect for a retro glam handbag at a tea party. This classic style is gorgeous!

Or try a Vintage Handbag with a traditional clasp in fun mint green with floral and lace trim. Grandma would have loved it!

This classic black Vintage Kiss Lock Handbag is perfect for understated elegance.

When you want to make a statement this Box Evening Bag by Milisente will help you out. Beautifully designed and just the thing for a vintage tea party.

Box Evening Bag by Milisente

1920s Vintage Tea Party

A 1920’s vintage party is all about the glamour of pearls, sequins, and shimmer. Your handbag should also fabulous like this Circular Clutch by Zebrum! We love it.

Circular Clutch by Zebrum

This Barebeyond Peacock Clutch will look amazing with any flapper outfit. Don’t forget to also check out our choice of 1920s party dresses.

Barebeyond Peacock Clutch

This Bejeweled Clutch is dainty, elegant and beautifully sparkly.

An Edwardian Handbag by Ilishop is also a gorgeous option for this kind of party.

Finish your outfit with an amazing Luxury Crystal Clutch in this beautiful peacock design.

High Tea Garden Party

A summer high tea garden party calls for pretty floral dresses and cute vintage-style clutches and purses like this Vintage Company Clutch.

Or perhaps you prefer a beautiful sunny yellow bag

A gorgeous Yellow handbag to brighten your outfit

This Vintage Boho Satchel is just the ticket for a summer tea party outfit.

We are also loving this Nomad fringed bag – it’s a little bit Boho with a lot of vintage summer vibes!

This Flower Power Clutch will steal the show at any garden tea party!

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Flower Power Clutch

We love this Opsy Daisy Beaded Clutch. The sunny daisy will look fab with any outfit at a garden tea party!

Be pretty in Pink Satin Clutch with crystal embellishments.

Elegant Afternoon Tea Party

When the event is an elegant afternoon tea party, you will want an elegant handbag to go with you. This classic Jade and Gold Clutch has our vote.

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Jade and Gold Clutch

As does this Jade Green Velvet and Gold Metal Clutch.

Jade Green Velvet and Gold Metal Clutch

If pastel pink is more your theme, this Butterfly Clasp Clutch will work fantastically.

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Butterfly Clasp Clutch

Or try a vintage clutch from a timeless brand.

Retro Tea Party

A retro tea party is about 1950s rock and roll. This Sourpuss Backseat Bag is perfect when paired with a rockabilly swing dress.

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Sourpuss Backseat Bag

Or set sail with this Anchors Away Handbag by Sourpuss

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Anchors Away Handbag by Sourpuss

We love this bright Breakfast at Tiffany’s Handbag when paired with a pencil skirt, high necked sweater and pearls.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Handbag

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Best Vintage Tea Party Shoes

We have rounded up the best vintage tea party shoes for every kind of vintage tea party. We have found the best shoes for vintage high teas, afternoon tea parties or vintage tea party weddings! All guaranteed to add that extra wow factor to your outfit!

Classic Vintage Tea Party Shoes

Classic Shaped Mary-Jane Shoes with a small heel are perfect for a vintage tea party. These nude shoes with the very vintage style teardrop cut-out are perfect.

They also come in other colors including this fabulous red and white polka dot!

For a more demure look, try these blush pink classic heels with small bows on the toes.

These Red and Black Tweed shoes are a classic choice for the perfect shoes to complete a vintage tea party outfit.

For a classic English-style vintage tea party, what could be more perfect than a pair of Oxfords? These oxford-style pumps are great.

Garden Tea Party

A garden tea party requires fun shoes that are also comfortable and won’t leave you stuck in the grass.

These floral Mary Jane Pumps are perfect for a summer garden tea party!

Or go for a classic low heel with a bow like these fab floral shoes

Sometimes you want to go with shoes that are a little different from everyone else. These fantasy Mary Jane Heels with vintage tea party design could be just the thing!

Fantasy Mary Jane Heel

We love Lilac for garden tea parties, and these Lolita Pumps in Lilac with pretty white trim and bows are fabulous!

Lolita Pumps in Lilac

Or pick a pair of classy flats like these Hot Chocolate Mary Janes in black and white.

Hot Chocolate Mary Janes

Elegant High Tea Party

When you need to up the elegance level of your footwear for a formal High Tea we have found the perfect shoes.

These Black and White Classic Pumps are classy, elegant and perfect for ladies who lunch or high tea!

Likewise, these classic pumps in black and white polka dots can add a little fun to a formal High Tea outfit.

Retro Afternoon Tea Party

Retro 1950s style Afternoon Tea Party events are fabulous for weddings, bridal showers, and birthday parties. These events are perfect for fun swing dresses as we found here. Pair any of these fun dresses with a pair of retro-styled 1950s shoes like these Jade Green Classic Vintage Shoes!

Or these beautiful Classic Blue and White Pumps

Classic Blue and White Pumps

If your style leans more towards a Rockabilly look these Lolita Pumps are perfect for you!

1920s Style Tea Party Wedding

The Great Gatsby has inspired many fantastic parties and a decadent 1920s style wedding party is one of the best. We have found the most beautiful 1920s styled shoes for this event, such as these Lace Closed Toe Shoes by JiaJia. Just beautiful with lace and pearls and a tiny kitten heel.

Lace Closed Toe Shoes by JiaJia

Or these satin classic heels also by JiaJia Shoes

We absolutely love these Elegant Sequined Kitten Heels with Ankle Strap! You will sparkle all night with these on!

Elegant Sequined Kitten Heels with Ankle Strap

If there is any time to wear gold shoes, a 1920s wedding is the time! These Rose Gold Harris Pumps are just divine with a classic 1920s dress.

Rose Gold Harris Pump

Unleash your inner flapper with these 1920s Style Gold Shoes. They are made for dancing the Charleston all night!

Victorian Tea Party

A Victorian Tea Party has all the trimmings of a perfect Downtown Abbey event. Long Victorian-style dresses, lots of lace, pearls and the perfect shoes make these events so much fun!

These Victorian Ankle Boots are just the thing for under your many layers of skirt and petticoats!

Or amp up the romance with these beautiful white Victorian Party Boots

Victorian Tea Parties are also great for a steampunk style look. It’s a little goth, a little romantic and a lot of fun. Perfect your look with these Steam Punk Style Boots

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party

Fall down the rabbit hole and party with Alice in Wonderland with these incredibly creative Alice in Wonderland Style Shoes.

The Queen of Hearts will have your head for these show-stoppers Harlequin Shoes!

Take a gamble on a pair of incredible shoes like these Poker Shoes. Perfect with a fun Mad Hatter Hat (we found some great hats too).

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