We provide a traditional tea party with a twist – we bring the party to you! And we do all the work! We make the hostessing role as simple as determining your guest list. We work with you to create the event that you want – with delicious food, elegant table settings including china and vintage tableware, centrepieces, and a selection of linens to create a beautiful tablescape. And we can accommodate most food allergies – please discuss with us.
Food & Beverage Options – Beautiful to look at and delicious to the taste:
What is afternoon tea without scones? Our scones are freshly baked and served with Devonshire Cream and our own home-made jam, along with other assorted sweets and dainty tea sandwiches or savouries. We have Afternoon Tea packages or you can select from our a la carte menu. (minimum quantities of 12 per food item). All tea packages also include a custom menu for each place setting or setup on the buffet tables, complete with personalization for the menu title.
Our teas are locally blended and we will present you with our current menu to select from, featuring our own custom blended tea “Rose Cream Earl Grey” among several others. Hot tea preparation at the beginning of your event is included. During the summer months, you may want to consider iced tea to complement your menu.
While our packages include food, tea, and table setup, we have alternative options: china and table decor only? Yes, we offer rentals! Food and tea only – again we can accommodate this request!
We also offer a buffet set up, if that works better for your event: arranged to complement the occasion and recommended for Wedding day bridal party brunches, showers among other occasions.
How the day unfolds:
We will arrive at your home or venue (usually an hour or 2 prior to the start time), laden with bins of amazing vintage china, linens to compliment your event’s décor, in addition to the amazing food and teas. We will set an elegant table, arrange the food on beautiful tiered serving dishes and prepare pots of your selected tea choices, just prior to the guests arriving. We will discreetly depart to allow you to visit with your guests at your leisure (however full tea service throughout is available at an additional charge – please inquire).
Once the party is complete, or the day after, we will pick up the rinsed, dried, and packed china and linens.
On pre-selected days each month, we offer “Takeaway Tea’s” – sometimes with a Cream tea offering (Scones, Devonshire Cream, Jam and Tea only) or a “Tea for Two” – menus are pre-selected. These are packaged in our cute pink boxes and either delivered to your doorstep or available for pickup. Please see our Takeaway Tea tab for the current list of dates and menus.
What would a sample tea service look like?
- Strawberry Cream Scone, with Strawberry Jam and fresh Devonshire Cream
- Salted Caramel Macaron
- Pavlova with fresh fruit
- Avocado egg salad tea sandwich
- Ham & Gruyere Cheese Palmier
- Chicken Salad in Phyllo
Perhaps you “Fancy a Cuppa” but are unsure of a reason to hold a tea party? May we make a few suggestions….
- For no reason – just a gathering of friends and family!
- Wedding Day Bride’s Brunch – (For the bride, bridal party and family) – an elegant way to ensure you eat before the big event!
- Showers – baby or bridal
- Accompaniment to Club Meetings – e.g. Book Clubs or Mom’s groups
- Mommy ‘n Me or Daddy ‘n Me Tea Parties
- Garden Parties
- Milestone Birthdays
- Valentine’s Day
- Celebrations of Life
…The list is endless!
The Tea Party Experience is about enjoying the people you’re with, but not worrying about anything! Let us take the stress out of hosting for you.
Have a special request? Let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Serving Calgary, Alberta Canada and vicinity.