For the past few years, I have hosted a Christmas Tea Party at my house. It started when I first got married and I learned of different places around town that host afternoon tea during Christmas time. However, I was too late to the game and couldn't score a reservation. I decided instead to host my own Christmas tea and invited my mom, mother-in-law and my sister! We have such a great time drinking different Christmas teas, having delicious food, chatting and watching Christmas movies. In our opinion, it's way better than any other Christmas tea! It's when I truly start to feel like I'm in the Christmas spirit and it brings so much joy to the four of us. It's definitely going to be a tradition for many years to come and I absolutely love this time that us girls spend together!
Christmas isn't that far away and I've been thinking a lot about how I'm going to set the table this year for our tea party. I like to do a little something different each year and I don't like it to look over the top with Christmas decor. The first step to decorating my table for Christmas tea this year involves Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection. The four different jar candles I purchased at my local Kroger and they are Be at Peace™ which has a scent of balsam fir and juniper, Cherish the Present ™ which has a scent of apple cinnamon, Send a Little Love ™ which has a scent of vanilla biscotti and Share the Spirit ™ which has a scent of pomegranate. I will line up the candles down the middle of the table and they will add such a special touch. The Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection captures all the special moments with my family that I love so much. The scents bring out joy and the feeling of the holiday season for me!
The second step is selecting which plates to use. This year I decided to use our white plates that we received for our wedding and I'm going to add an accent plate on top. Each accent plate is also different which I think is so fun. I will also put a Christmas ornament on the top of each accent plate to add a holiday touch!
The third step is choosing which teapot and tea cups to use. I love this teapot that we also received for our wedding and this year I'm going to use the standard white teacups that go with our set. Last year, I purchased white cups with a gold initial on it for everyone but this year I'm loving this classic look.
After selecting the candles, plates, teapot and teacups, my table for Christmas tea is complete! I love that it doesn't look like a traditional Christmas table and instead it has hints of Christmas.