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Celebrate spring in full bloom with a sparkling tea party! We’re “spilling the tea” on how to host an easy, elegant afternoon affair.

Choose a Lovely Locale

Opt for a location that complements the elegance of the occasion. A garden with blooming flowers or a patio with a scenic view works wonderfully. Ensure there's enough shade to keep your guests comfortable.

Adorn with Dainty Decor

Create floral arrangements with flowers cut from your garden or budding branches. Consider adding some sparkling elements such as crystal vases to echo the bubbly. Keep the color palette light and airy—think pastels and whites.

Set a Table with Eclectic Elegance

Use fine china and include both tea cups and wine glasses to cater to different preferences. Cloth napkins, silver cutlery, and decorative plate chargers add a touch of luxury. Feel free to mix and match to keep the mood intimate and playful.

Set the Mood

Background music is key; opt for coffee shop acoustic, light classical, or jazz to create a relaxed atmosphere. String lights or soft candlelight can also enhance the ambiance as the party transitions from late afternoon to evening.

Food Pairings

Provide a mix of Savory and Sweet bites small enough to be finger foods. Mini quiches, cucumber sandwiches, and salmon canapés are perfect for starting the party.

Besides the classic scones - offer macarons, petit fours, and fruit tarts. Feel free to keep it simple and purchase these goodies from your favorite local bakery.

Tea Time

Provide a range of teas to cater to all tastes—black, green, herbal, and white teas are all popular choices. Make sure to have a caffeine-free option available.

Sparkling beverages are what makes the party majestic! In addition to offering two or three Domaine Carneros sparklers, consider a non-alcoholic sparkling juice or infused sparkling water for those who prefer non-alcoholic options.