10 pretty picks for the perfect tea party (or otherwise)

You know, it wasn’t just the royal wedding that made us think the idea of street parties and stay-at-home shindigs were a good idea – there’s something utterly satisfying about playing host to the perfect summer party.

And, like you need a better excuse, now is officially tea party season. Marie Curie is encouraging people to hold a blooming great tea party this summer and raise money to help the charity continue its work in caring for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses.

Whether you organise an event for your local community or just invite your friends round for a cuppa, there’s no better time to throw a thrifty shindig, and since its summer, we reckon it’s the perfect excuse to do it in style.

From cute table cloths to treasure-me tea cups, we’ve picked 10 party pieces that are so pretty they’re guaranteed to make your soiree the social event of the season. And hey, we won’t tell if you just want to keep them for your home instead.


Pip Studio love birds cup and saucer, £12.50, available at Selfridges. BUY NOW!

Regency cake stand, £40, available at Urban Outfitters. BUY NOW!

Salt and pepper patterned Huggies, £8, available at Urban Outfitters. BUY NOW!

Pip Studio khaki bowl, £10.95, available at Selfridges. BUY NOW!

Tea with friend table runner, £29, available at John Lewis. BUY NOW!

House & Home by Lisa Stickley green house teapot, £22, available at Debenhams. BUY NOW!

Twenty serviettes on a roll, £19.95, available at Liberty. BUY NOW!

Donkey Products fashion teabags, £8, available at Urban Outfitters. BUY NOW!

Pip Studio blue plate, £11.50, available at Liberty. BUY NOW!

Pip Studio tea tip mini bowl, £4.50, available at Selfridges. BUY NOW!

The official tea party season is on now until July 12th. Visit for more information on how you can get involved.

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