As a final farewell to San Diego, I decided to throw a Turkish tea party for my friends. I absolutely loved Turkey, and unfortunately rarely have an opportunity to use my Turkish tea set. When I went to Turkey, I spent hours upon hours walking through the Grand Bazaar, and it took everything I had not to buy everything in sight. When I finally decided to make a purchase, I decided to splurged on a beautiful Turkish tea set. It’s been 5 years since I bought my tea set, and I still treasure it like I bought it yesterday.
I loved this “Turkish Tea Party” idea so much I decided to put together a “how to tutorial” so you can do it, too!
How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party
What You Need
Food and Tea:
- Turkish Tea Set – Or tea set equivalent
- Apple Tea – Any tea will do, but apple tea is super popular in Turkey
- Turkish Delights – I purchased at a local international store
- Baklava – I purchased at a local international store
- Dates – Most grocery stores carry dates
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Throw Pillows
- Festive plates and bowls
- Festive table runner – I used a scarf!
- Flowers & greenery
A friend had the cutest balcony with a gorgeous view of San Diego. It was the perfect location to set up shop for the tea party.
How to Decorate
I didn’t want the decorations to look too perfect, but instead went for a more natural and casual feel. As you can see the table cloth isn’t perfectly arranged, and we loosely sprinkled flower petals and greenery around the table.
After you’ve arranged it to your liking, sit back and enjoy! I myself couldn’t help but have one too many baklava. 🙂
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