What Is A Kitchen Tea?
A kitchen tea is the more relaxed, refined, lady like get together that you have with your girls. It is a chance to break out beautiful crockery, show off your baking skills and have a gorgeous afternoon tea. Gifts are usually given that are generally things for the kitchen, they don’t have to be expensive (this isn’t an engagement party) more a token gift.
Some brides forgo a kitchen tea and just have a hens, other girls have both. It’s truly up to the bride and what she would like.
Yes! Surprisingly there are alternatives!
A cosmetics tea, a garden tea, a renovators tea, a wine cellar tea… the options are abundant! Get creative, gifts that are appropriate to the theme are recommended.
How The Tea Runs:
Generally there will be food, maybe a little bit of champagne (remember this isn’t a hens!), tea, coffee. Gift giving and games. Games can include things like a quiz about the bride or couple, bridal bingo, remember the objects on the tray, a beautiful pass the parcel, pin the veil on the bride etc.
When To Have The Tea:
Before the Hens and Bucks generally as they are traditionally known as “the final fling”