Where to host a special shower or tea party in New Jersey? Whether you prefer a traditional English tea time with finger sandwiches and scones, a fairy-theme for your littles, or want to try a Japanese tea ritual, hosting a tea party in a private space or outside can bring together friends and family (and be COVID-19 safe). And the best part—many places can come to you with everything for a DIY, including the china, tea, finger foods, and sweets, leaving the only thing for you to do is show up. Scroll down for 7 ways to have a tea party in New Jersey in 2021 this spring.
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Here are 7 ways to host a tea party in NJ this spring
Even though Covid-19 restrictions shut down their dining room venue, Natercia and Bill Clanton found a way to creatively pivot by bringing the party to anywhere in the state. You can create your own tea party package on your patio with their bohemian and vintage china and enjoy tea with their homemade shortbread cookies, scones, and French macarons.
Any location in NJ
For a traditional Japanese tea service, check out the Tea House on the grounds of the Copany Friends Meeting House (1775). Stroll the outdoor Japanese garden, feed the koi, and enjoy a traditional sweet before sipping on some green tea. Currently, the tea house and garden are open by appointment only, and you can book private demonstrations on or offsite. Japanese Tea Ceremony lessons (Urasenke) are also taught on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM.
1832 Jacksonville Jobstown Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Jade’s Tea brings the experience to your garden or patio with their mobile tea party. Sip some matcha with friends in the sunny spring weather or host a larger event like a baby or bridal shower and get everyone together to talk over tea. Teaware rentals are available too.
Any location in NJ
Littles will love the options Parteaz has to offer—choose from a unicorn tea party, doll tea party, or a princess tea at home, at one of their locations, or virtual. Parteaz offers various packages and fun party accessories like glitter tattoos, karaoke, and you can even rent a chocolate fountain.
#50 State Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ 07936
Tulips and roses drench every angle of the Herbary inside and out. Whether you wander into the barn, greenhouse, the grounds, or the cafe, there are plenty of treats, both tasty and visually. Grab a sandwich and a hot drink, and take in the scenery around you. For private options, book a fairy party and let your little Tinkerbell enjoy a magical tea party or reserve a large table for your guests surrounded by the sweet smell of the florals inside their greenhouse.
494 Lakewood Farmingdale Road, Howell, NJ 07731
Nothing beats the aroma of a fresh garden and a cup of Earl Grey. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, baby naming, vow renewals, or you want to enjoy cake on the patio; this tea party location is full of options. Host a garden ceremony with your own tea and friends, surrounded by beautiful scenery.
260 S. Pearl Street, Clayton, NJ 08312
Worried about the weather? The glass dome Conservatory at the Madison Hotel is the place to bring your tea party to an indoor garden. Whether you are celebrating a baby shower, special occasion, wedding, or bridal shower—they can all be held inside in this sunny, Victorian-style greenhouse setting, where you can customize your drinks, sweets, and sandwiches.
One Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960