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How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

July 10, 2017
How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party
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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

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
  • Sweetener
  • Turkish Delights – I purchased at a local international store
  • Baklava – I purchased at a local international store
  • Dates – Most grocery stores carry dates

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

Decorations:

  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Throw Pillows
  • Candles
  • Festive plates and bowls
  • Festive table runner – I used a scarf!
  • Flowers & greenery

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

Location

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 Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish 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.

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

After you’ve arranged it to your liking, sit back and enjoy! I myself couldn’t help but have one too many baklava. 🙂

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

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How to Throw the Perfect Turkish Tea Party

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TIFFANY NICOLE

Tiffany created Lavender Vines as a place to share her love for Jesus and adventures from around the world. She has a slight obsession with salted caramel lattes, Japanese kimonos, and an ongoing love affair with NYC and Paris.

  • Reply
    AK
    July 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    The baklava looks so good! Also-the tablecloth would have really annoyed me not being smooth-but I have to admit it looks totally Turkish this way!

    • Tiffany Nicole
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      Tiffany Nicole
      July 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      The baklava is my favorite and was amazing!! <3

  • Reply
    Noelle Across The Pond
    July 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Looks so fun and pretty! Baklava and tea is popular in my dad’s culture too. Love it.

    • Tiffany Nicole
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      Tiffany Nicole
      July 11, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Is it? What culture is that?

  • Reply
    Estella
    July 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Everything looks cheerful and delicious!

    • Tiffany Nicole
      Reply
      Tiffany Nicole
      July 11, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thank you! It was yummy!

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