Victorian-Themed Tea Party Decor Ideas for Tea Lovers

If you are a fan of tea, then hosting a tea party is something you love to do or have also wanted to do. Whether hosting a tea party for a particular occasion, such as a birthday, new baby, engagement, etc., or no occasion, we have a few ideas for making your tea party a grand affair! With the addition of beautiful floral centerpieces, inspired decor, and vintage accents, you’ll have a tea party celebration your guests won’t soon forget. At Walter Knoll Florist – Weddings & Events, we’re providing tips on pulling off a trendy and beautiful tea party, especially if you are a fan of the Victorian style.

Setting & Decorating Your Tea Party Table 

Colourful, bright fresh Bouquet of summer flowers in glass vase, china tea cup with milk jug floral pattern on aged table on fence background, garden scene, daylight, floral composition, vintage style

Dazzling Floral Centerpieces 

Before selecting any floral decor, which, by the way, is an absolute must for any tea party, you need to decide what the theme of your tea party will be. You could go vintage, Mad Hatter, Victorian, Goth, or fairy tale, to name just a few ideas. Each theme will determine the colors and types of flowers that will enhance and bring alive the tone and spirit of the party. For example, a vintage or Victorian high tea bouquet is likely to consist of pastel blooms in blue, white, lavender, and pink with flowers such as hydrangeas, pink peonies, white daisies, and soft-hued roses. Arranged loosely or in a tight cluster placed in a vintage vase creates an elegant and refined look. If you want something a little more on the wild side, such as Alice in Wonderland or modern floral decor, choose bold, vibrant, and interesting-shaped blooms, like protea, button mums, stargazer lilies, and billy balls. These lively blooms will create centerpieces that are out-of-the-box, geometric, or multi-dimensional.

Afternoon tea in the garden

Flowers in Teacups

Decorative teacups are essential to any type of tea party, and if not for drinking, then for decor! Placing pretty blooms such as roses, daisies, peonies, alstroemeria, button mums, or other small flowers in teacups or teapots makes for a very decorative and high-end look.

Pretty Pastel Tea Cups in Row - Afternoon Tea Party

Marvelous Tea Sets

Keep a beautiful tea set together for uniformity, or break it up! Mismatched tea sets work together to bring nostalgia, grace, and boho beauty to the event. Lavish dishes with scalloped edges are ideal for a vintage tea party, while bright-colored dishes speak to a wonderland tea party. When seeking out the perfect plates and tea sets and setting the table for guests, you may notice that each set might mirror your attendees’ various styles and tastes, making your tea party highly personalized, thoughtful, and special.

Vintage green teacup, saucer and plate with gold cutlery flatware and roses on a lace table cloth - wedding tea party

Tea Party Essentials 

For the complete tea party look, be sure to include flowers, teacups, saucers, and spoons. Next, pick out gorgeous linens, like tablecloths, runners, and napkins, to enhance the look. Light and bright colors on flowy fabrics are good choices for Victorian-era tea parties, while vibrant colors or a mix of black and white on textured fabrics will transport your guests straight to Wonderland. Then, choose between silver and gold flatware, and select a stunning ornate set of forks, knives, spoons, and of course, teaspoons! The proper way to set a tea table is with forks to the left of the plate and knives and spoons to the right.

vintage garden party - tea party

Tea Party Accents to Bring Your Theme to Life 

For finishing touches that complete the look, begin with a lovely bowl of sugar cubes, a pot of honey, a carafe of milk or cream, and various teapots with different types of tea. Tall towers of scones, finger sandwiches, cupcakes, and other goodies bring color and a variety of shapes and textures to your tea party table setting. Finally, illuminate your decor with votive candles or tealights to bring about the perfect ambiance for your event.

Hosting a tea party can be just as fun and enjoyable as attending one. Between creativity, unique flowers, and choosing the perfect details to make your tea party memorable and magnificent, have fun with each item on your to-do list. Don’t forget to consult the professionals or work with us here at Walter Knoll Florist – Weddings & Events to create the most stunning floral arrangements to fit your vintage or Mad Hatter tea party theme.