By Kaitlynn Miller

Published on May 16, 2015

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Photography by Joy Ang

spread the word

DIY tea bags (which double as invites!) set the perfect welcoming tone.  

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Photography by JIM FRANCO

dress the table

Patterned napkins, dainty flatware, and delicate accents add a touch of elegance to the aesthetic. 

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Photography by Joanne Pio

pick a theme

When it comes to the decor, don't be afraid to mix it up! Start out with a colorful backdrop and build up with classically elegant teaware and modern utensils. 

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Photography by Irish Grzanich Photography

save a spot

Browse flea markets or secondhand shops for vintage teacups that can be upcycled as placeholders. 

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Photography by Sabra Krock

cup it

Whimsical vessels filled with a lush arrangement of the freshest blooms, make for the best party centerpieces! 

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Photography by Jenna McKenzie photography

light the mood

This charming DIY adds a warm glow to the table, setting the ambience for the day!

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Photography by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

snack on

Set up a selection of petite hors d'oeuvres for guests to nibble on throughout the day. Think fruits, scones, and sweet little bites.

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

ode to the classics

What's a tea party without finger sandwiches? We can't get enough of these smoked salmon crepes and cantaloupe blocks with bleu cheese.

Want more? Lobster rolls with caper remouladeapricot and pistachio galette, and limoncello spritzers will surely please.