A Rose Garden Tea | Dress Up Tea Parties

Nothing beats the pleasures of June and the abundance of roses with their wonderful scents and colors. Meredith Sweetpea thinks it’s a fine time to have a dress up tea party in the rose garden!

Using a red and white color theme, set up a table and cover it with a white tablecloth. Decorate the table with freshly-cut red and/or white rose flowers in silver, cut glass or decorative vases.  Scatter rose petals across the cloth for an added floral element. Add white and/or red linen napkins.

Use your rose-patterned china, or find a set of rosy red clear glass plates. They look striking against the white tablecloth. Floral pillows add comfort and color.

Tea Party Menu

Instead of hot tea, serve iced raspberry tea and/or freshly-squeezed lemonade in cut glass crystal. Pull out your punch bowl for extra fun.

Finger sandwiches filled with chicken salad, thinly sliced salmon with cream cheese, or cucumbers with cream cheese and dill make a striking presentation.

Decorate around the base of a white-iced lemon layer cake with thin slices of one lemon. Slit each slice halfway on one side and twist it to give a 3-D presentation. Space them evenly around the base of the cake. Add a strawberry or raspberry to the middle of each lemon slice and garnish the edges of each lemon slice with two sprigs of mint to look like leaves.

Cut lemons in half, hollow them out, and fill them with lemon sorbet. Place in freezer until ready to serve. Garnish with lemon twists, raspberries or sliced strawberries, or mint leaves.

Dress Up

Ask your guests to wear either red or white, to match the theme. And of course, since this an outdoor garden party, your guests should wear hats! As a craft, you can decorate straw garden hats with red roses and white ribbons and wear the hats for tea.

Set up the croquet game around the yard and enjoy a wonderful afternoon in the garden.


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