A Vintage Christmas Tea Party is the perfect way to invite friends and family together for a unique Christmas event. A vintage afternoon tea party with all the trimmings is the perfect way to get everyone in the holiday mood.
You can go all out with this cozy Christmas theme and guests will be enchanted by the selection of festive food, drinks and decorations. This theme is also ideal for a Christmas time wedding or bridal shower.
Vintage Tea party invitations that invite guests to a cozy, nostalgic festive tea party. We love these romantic lace and ribbon invitations that come in a wide range of colors.
Christmas is all about food, and a vintage Christmas tea party is a chance to bring out the classic treats of the season!
We suggest serving a selection of classic vintage tea party food –
Cupcakes with Christmas themed toppers
Tea-infused cookies in Christmas Shapes
Sponge cakes with Strawberries and Cream
Mini Christmas puddings
Serving the Food:
Serve food on vintage style plates and tiered serving dishes.
Setting the Table
Keep the festive theme with your table settings. We love to stay traditional with Royal Albert teacups and side plates like these ones.
And don’t forget to bring out the best silverware – a Christmas Tea Party is an excuse to use your best of everything!
This Royal Albert Country Roses cutlery set pairs perfectly with the Country Roses Dinner set and makes a strong traditional statement for the event.
Mismatched teacups and saucers add a classic vintage tea party vibe to this Christmas event. You can try to stay with classic red, green and gold colors or go for all the colors in the rainbow.
Set a pretty vintage style side plate on the table for your guests.
You can also opt for a more modern table setting with white side plates and festive placemats. Decorate with stars, holly and sprigs of greenery.
Add some fun with these naughty and nice napkins in green and red.
And use classic Christmas decoration card holders to place your guest’s name on the plate.
We love to offer beautiful smelling teas at a tea party. One of our favorites is the Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea – a black tea with an aroma of orange and sweet cloves.
If it is cold outside, why not help your guests warm up with a beautiful hot chocolate bar. Let guests make their own luxury hot chocolate with all the trappings.
Decorating the Table
For a Christmas tea party, the decorations on the table are more important than ever. Keep them traditional and classic to stay with the vintage Christmas theme.
This fun gingerbread tree is a cute way to bring a cozy vintage warmth to the table.
Use classic Santa hats to display the cutlery along the table.
Silver Decorations on the table look great when paired with fresh flowers, candles and fairy lights. Your guests will feel like they have arrived at a winter wonderland.
No party is complete without the perfect sound track. Let the Brat Pack of Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. help you out with their classic Christmas sounds.
What to Wear?
As the hostess you also need to look the part. We love these classic Audrey Hepburn inspired vintage dresses. Paired with a pair of kitten heels and a glam up-do these style dresses help you really take the role of vintage hostess.
Add some drama to your outfit with a beautiful fascinator and lace gloves. We love this dramatic black with bright red lipstick!
Or this bright red hat and feather!