Good ideas for having an elegant tea party include creating custom invitations, setting out beautiful floral decorations and having quality teacups. The host should serve plenty of sandwiches and herbal additions for the tea.
The host can provide all of the tea or ask guests to bring a tin of new tea for everyone to try. Provide some elegant herbals such as rose petals, hibiscus and lemongrass. Also have plenty of sugar and cream on hand for people who like these ingredients in their tea.
Decorate lace-covered tables with fine dishes and fresh flowers. Use beautiful silk flowers placed in a tea kettle as a makeshift flower vase. Include bite-size tea sandwiches and cookies as a snack for the guests. Set out a variety of green, white, black and red teas to choose from.