Glam Up Your Next Tea Party
Hosting family over for morning or afternoon tea? Or planning a friend’s baby shower? Well we created this tea-friendly charcuterie board just for you, ready to whip out on any occasion big or small. Our styling tips are easy to replicate and sure to impress your guests! Here's how to style a charcuterie board for tea...
OUR TOP 5 TEA PARTY STYLING TIPS
1. Incorporate a variety of colours and textures - fill your board with vibrant colours, different textures and flavours to appeal to a wide range of tastes and palates. When it comes to a tea party, you may be wondering what pairs well with tea? Think fresh pastries, breads, fruits, cheese and homemade dishes like our Chai Spiced Rice Pudding.
2. Build your board step-by-step - start by arranging whole, larger-sized items (such as bread sticks) in dominant positions. Then, grab your medium-sized items (like cut-up pastries and bunches of grapes) and arrange them across the board overlapping one another and leaning up against the larger items. Lastly, fill the spaces with smaller ingredients such as berries and nuts. These can be scattered and tucked in to all the gaps to make the board look full and vibrant. Don't be tempted to make things look 'too perfect', a rustic, effortless look is much more appetising!
3. Layer and accessorise - incorporating different heights and levels on your board keeps things interesting. It also becomes a little treasure hunt for your guests as they discover hiding goodies! Accessories also make all the difference - use different sized containers to house sauces and jams and incorporate fresh flowers, herbs, and gorgeous serving cutlery.
4. Don't forget the tea - serve a fresh pot of Evermore black tea or if you're feeling extra spicy, brew a few Dandi Chai lattes for your caffeine-sensitive guests. On a warm Summer morning or afternoon, you could make up a big fresh batch of iced tea adorned with fresh fruit and edible flowers.
5. Make it cosy - with blankets, rugs and cushions! The more the merrier - set up a mix of textured and patterned blankets on the grass or in your living room for guests to relax into. Provide enough cushions for each guest to sit on plus a few extra to have scattered around ornamentally.
And voila, your next tea-friendly event is styled and sorted. These suggestions are easily customisable and can be used across many different occasions. Remember that there isn't a right or wrong way to do this! Make the styling your own and let your creative flare guide you.