When planning a tea-themed event, think through your guest list. Will your event be a sit-down event? If so, remember that intimate is never more than eight and four can be a little too small, unless your guests really know one another.

Use place cards. Sometimes hostesses feel uncomfortable making the decision of who sits where. But for the comfort of your guests, it is best to make this decision for them ahead of time. As you consider the personalities of your guests, try not to sit Chatty Cathy next to Bashful Betty, for example, unless Chatty Cathy is especially good at drawing others out.

Taking time for tea nurtures relationships and its important to keep these few parameters in mind.

For simple and beautiful place card settings, I recommend these.