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At Home High Tea

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by Jane K (subscribe)
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Published July 17th 2012
There's always a day when we all don't really want to head out facing the cold or heat. Especially when it's raining in winter time or a hot burning day during summer. So if you disapprove of this upcoming weekend weather forecast, rest assured. Planning is all it takes to a great weekend!

High tea is one of many fun things to do indoors with the family, a couple close friends or flatmates. While having high tea outside at those fancy European venues costs a lot, having it at your own cosy home can be quite economical. So start sending that Facebook invite. To make it fun, consider these tips:

1. Deciding on the theme - My friends and I always love the idea of having a theme for everything. You can always do a traditional European theme or country-theme such as French or English. Or even better, get creative by having a snowflake theme (for winter). In our case, we were having a Japanese theme, simply because we only own a Japanese tea set.

2. The essential: tea and other delicacies - The theme you pick before will decide what goes on the table. For us, that will be plenty of beautiful mochi and sweet red bean cakes to go with our sakura infused green tea. Everyone can bring their own signature dish that they think will match with the theme. It's time for those at home bakers to show and shine. Here's a great website for inspiration:

3. Decoration and atmosphere - It's time to take out that fancy tea set you have hidden in the closet. Why keep it for later use when you can enjoy it now? However, the tea set doesn't have to match and you don't really have to have a three-tiers dessert stand. Mix and match and use what you have. Place fresh flowers or a few handmade decorations on the table. Here's one of my favourite websites for DIY table decoration tips: Funkytime.

4. Dress up - This last tip is for people like me who love to dress up for any occasion; it really helps to create the whole atmosphere - it gets you into the mood too.

Finally, it's time to catch up with all the news and gossip over all the delicacies on the table. Simply blissful and good luck.

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Love this idea! I've never thought of doing it at home :-)
by Maddie M (score: 1|62) 2437 days ago
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