Are you delighted about hosting a tea party but don’t know where to begin? The Sweet Little Luxuries “Tea Party Essentials” is a great place to start getting ideas. Part 1 contains a list of all of the tabletop items you will need. You can omit or add things according to your preferences. You should have one place setting for each guest. Set your own quantities based on the number of people on your guest list.

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-Teapots: one for each type of tea you plan to serve

-Creamer, sugar bowl, sugar packet holders, spoons for stirring sugar

-Teacups and saucers: one teacup & saucer per person

-Saucers: have one extra saucer per person for savories and sandwiches

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-Placemats and napkins

-Flatware

-Serverware

-Cake plates and stands

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-Teabag caddy: one per person. You can also use any small candy dish. It can be used for teabags, spoons, and candy.

-Cupcake stands: one mini cupcake stand per person

-Condiment dishes and spreader knives: for preserves like jam and lemon curd

-Butter dishes and butter knives

 Those are the most important items you need to set your tea table. Be sure to check out pretty detailsand pretty decorations for tea parties.