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These very grown-up adult tea party ideas are perfectly suited for a birthday Party! Put together an unforgettable event with these how-to tips.

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Tea Party Invitations

   Invite guests over for a very elegant night in Paris with these adult birthday party ideas!

  • Use postcards of Paris for a beautiful beginning to your night! Choose a classic Eiffel Tower photo or find one with an intimate street lined with cafes. Address the cards to guests and include the time, date, and location of the party along with a "Tea Party in Paris!" heading.
  • The City of Lights Paris invitationadult tea party ideas is a simply elegant way to let guests that they're invited to your tea party! The invitation is in classic black and includes a golden "Paris" at one end with a fully personalized message – up to 11 lines – printed on a card with the Eiffel Tower imprinted in shiny metallic.
  • Use cardstock to cut the silhouette of a cup and saucer pair. Decorate the duo with scrapbooking embellishments (available from a craft store) to match your mood. Floral and metallic accents are particular popular with the Parisian theme. Next, use a calligraphy pen to add your message in graceful handwriting. For example: "Join us for an elegant tea party! (Date), (Time), (Location)."

    Don't forget to check out these cute and printed adult Tea party ideas for invitations:

Tea for You Postcard Invitations

Tea for You Postcard Invitations
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Folk Flowers : Bubblegum

Folk Flowers : Bubblegum
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Tea Party Decorations

The Parisian Cafe setadult tea party ideas is a dazzling way to get your tea party ideas started! Re-create a cozy French cafe right in your home with these elegant accents. Freestanding screens offer guests a peek into the windows of a romantic cafe, while working street lights offer a soft glow to your evening extravaganza. Large trees will bring guests straight to the setting of a French garden, where they'll dine in style by the sound of splashing water from a Paradise fountain which actually works! Complete the look with a Parisian cafe street sign that you can personalize with your own menu.

The lighted paris city screenadult tea party ideas brings a stunning silhouette of the Eiffel Tower straight to your living room. More than just a decorating accent, this lighted decoration is a great place for guests to pose for pictures!

Cover distracting and out-of-place walls with twinkle-star patterned metallic gossameradult tea party ideas while adding the shine and the stars of the night sky to your decor! A stunning metallic silver, this lovely material features black stars and can be used on walls, tables, or draped overhead to hide the ceiling.

Scatter fine-looking Parisian lampposts among your dining tables. These stand an impressive 12' high, are 4' wide and come with a section of "wrought iron" cardboard fencing. These lampposts are cleverly designed so that balloons take the place of the glass orbs typically found atop these fixtures.

Choose your favorite from among a selection of colors in the Pick-a-Color party pack tea party ideasThis solid colored tableware includes napkins, plates, cups, a solid table cover, and cutlery. Once you've set the tables, dress them up with an arrangement of rose topiary centerpieces. adult tea party ideasAvailable in red, pink, and white, these stunning topiaries will add a welcome bit of romance and elegance to your Parisian decor.

Glitter star balloonsadult tea party ideas are the perfect finishing touch to your tea party ideas! Choose from black or blue with each color adorned with glitter stars to add sophisticated excitement to the night.

Don't forget to check out these creative adult Tea party ideas for decoration:

Tea Party Mylar Balloon

Tea Party Mylar Balloon
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Pink Birds on a Branch: Sugar

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Tea Party Table Cover

Tea Party Table Cover
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Tea Party Costumes

Ask guests to dress for a proper afternoon tea. Ladies should wear tea-length dresses or a lovely pant suit. Gentlemen will find a coat and tie appropriate.

Dressing up with elegance and grace can be great fun! If you want a homemade costume idea for an adult tea party, it can be something as simple as what you have in your closet. Tell guests to dress the part so that the party just has that elegant and gorgeous vibe to it. This can be something as simple as a long flowing sundress or as elaborate as a tailored suit. Guests don't have to actually go out and buy anything because they can use whatever sophisticated clothes that they have at home. Be sure to include accessories such as big floppy hats and beautiful necklaces too. Since so few of us dress up anymore, this can be a great way to enjoy the tea party and set the tone right up front for one sophisticated affair!

I recommend these super unique adult Tea party ideas for costume:

Tea Party Hostess Adult Costume

Tea Party Hostess Adult Costume
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Tea Party Alice Deluxe Adult Costume

Tea Party Alice Deluxe Costume
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Tea Party Tease Adult Boot Cuffs

Tea Party Tease Adult Boot Cuffs
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Tea Party Icebreaker Activities

An adult tea party icebreaker isn't hard to plan but it does require a certain level of sophistication. You want to be sure that you keep this type of party quite elegant and regal as that's what a tea party is all about. You can throw this type of party in a garden if you have access to one or in your own living room. It doesn't have to be a large affair, but it should entail some details to make it have an air of beauty and rich sophistication.

Bring Your Favorite Tea

A very simple but fun adult tea party icebreaker is to have guests bring their favorite tea. If you don't want to ask them to bring their own then have them tell you in advance so you can do the shopping and then offer them up the day of. The point is to have each guest talk about their favorite tea and where they have enjoyed it. This can be an excellent conversation starter as people sip on their cup of tea and relax. This a great way to enjoy many different variety of teas that you wouldn't normally have on your own. Good conversation is what a tea party is all about and this is a great way to do enjoy that.

Create Snacks from Around the World

When you put together an adult tea party icebreaker you want to be sure that it encompasses this elegant theme but that it also gets people talking. You as the host can put together a very international theme and offer up some simple but elegant snacks from all across the globe. Have some cucumber sandwiches from England, some Swedish meatballs from Sweden, some tiny little tortilla bites from Mexico. You can either put out a flag to represent each snack or ask guests to guess. This too can get guests talking, particularly if they have been to any of these countries.

Bring Your Own Adult Cocktail Recipe

Many tea parties also involve some beautiful adult cocktails or after dinner drinks. So if you want to offer a nice smooth drink to accompany the tea, you can ask guests to donate a recipe for their favorite. You can mix up a couple of these to put out such as champagne punch or even a cordial. Be sure if you want this to be a try adult tea party icebreaker to involve guests in the process so at the very least they leave with a collection of fine cocktail recipes.

Adult Tea Party Ideas for Food

One of the highlights of a tea party is the food, and these tasty tea party ideas are the perfect setup to a lovely dining experience.

Offer an amazing selection of tea plus other beverages to get your tea party started.

  • Tea a la carte – Instead of brewing the tea for guests, provide hot water and a large selection of specialty tea bags or loose tea leaves from which to choose. Black, Oolong, Green, and White varieties lead the way to favorites such as Chai, Earl Grey, and herbal flavors. Serve lemon, milk, and honey on the side and have sugar packets available.
  • Coffee – Tea may be the drink of the hour, but some guests may prefer coffee. Be sure to have both regular and decaffeinated on hand to please a crowd, and provide cream, milk, and sugar.
  • Iced Tea – Freshly brewed iced tea will be well-appreciated, especially during warm weather. Serve with wedges of lemon and sugar packets.

Finger foods are perfect for tea party ideas! For an exquisite dining experience, these ideas are sure to please.

  • Fruit tray – Pile a platter high with fresh fruit, including sliced kiwi, strawberries, grapes, melons, and blackberries. Serve with whipped cream topping.
  • Finger sandwiches – Prepare chicken salad, ham and Swiss, cucumber and cream cheese, or turkey and mayonnaise sandwiches on a variety of breads. Remove the crust from sandwich bread, and then cut each piece into four portions. Arrange on a tray to serve. (Tip: For look-alike sandwiches, cut one type into squares and the other into triangles so you and your guests will be able to distinguish one kind from the other).
  • Cracker tray – A simple cracker tray with a selection of spreadable cheeses is elegant enough for a proper tea party.
  • Croissants – Offer a selection of croissants with cream cheese, butter, honey, and jelly toppings.

If you're having a French party, fabulous desserts are to be expected. Enjoy one of these fine finishes to the meal with your guests.

  • A selection of chocolate truffles is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!
  • Tea cookies, made just for such an occasion, are the perfect dessert to top off your tea party.
  • The French are known for their marvelous pastries, so offer a few for guests to sink their forks into!
  • Create a delectable layer cake to serve at your tea party with this fast and easy technique! First, bake two 2" layers of cake. Use a sharp knife to score the edge of each layer, moving carefully all the way around the perimeter. Next, take a length of clean dental floss and work it into the cut portion of the cake, pulling it gently from side to side to slice the cake in half horizontally. The scored edges should guide the thread to an even cut. Separate the cakes into four thin layers. Begin stacking them, alternating with layers of frosting, until you've fully assembled the cake. Coat the entire thing with icing, then top it with shaved chocolate. Use white chocolate shavings over chocolate icing and dark chocolate over white to turn your fabulous layer cake into a real show piece!

Adult Tea Party Ideas for Favors

When you add Eiffel Tower votive candlesadult tea party ideas to your table decor, you can send one home with each guest for an amazing party favor that they'll actually use and appreciate! These are available plain, or personalize the frosted glass for a great memento of your Night in Paris tea party!

I think these cute adult Tea party ideas of favors are good choices for you:

Tea Cup Empty Favor Boxes

Tea Cup Empty Favor Boxes
Price: $4.99

Mini Personalized Tea Tins

Mini Personalized Tea Tins
Price: $2.00 per filled

Adult Tea Party Ideas for Games

Use these unique adult birthday party games that are guaranteed to be a good excuse to celebrate with family and friends.

Here's an excellent selection of printable birthday games you can buy and print out right away:

Tea Party Thank You Notes

Take photos of guests as they dine at their Parisian café tables for two or pose in front of the Eiffel Tower. If you host an intimate party, gather guests together and take a group shot using your camera's timer. After the party, have prints made through a photo processer with an elegant border and send them to guests as a way of thanking them for joining you for your night in Paris. This simple thank you will be a great keepsake of all of your enchanting Adult tea party ideas!

Here are some creative & printed adult Tea party ideas thank you notes:

Pink Chrysanthemum Flurry: White

Pink Chrysanthemum Flurry: White
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Chocolate Turtle Pond: White

Chocolate Turtle Pond: White
Price: $0.99 each

Abundant Blooms: Almond

Abundant Blooms: Almond
Price: $0.99 each

Your Adult Tea Party Ideas

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Some of our visitors have gone the extra mile and written up their complete birthday party story with photos and everything they did. We call these stories "Party Tales" and they serve as a great inspiration!



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