What kind of theme?  The traditional tea party style with lace and fine china for table settings, loose tea or old fashioned recipes. A modern tea party with bright colors,  unusual foods and lovely. organized trays with a variety of tea bags.

There are numerous details to remember in planning a tea party.  A journal is an excellent choice in recording decorating ideas, recipes, and guest list. 

The tea party journal becomes the guidebook to create the next special party. 

Plan a casual tea party affair to connect mothers and daughters or old friends to reconnect. This is a perfect  opportunity to slow down from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

A casual tea can be held at any time of day offering sandwiches, pastries, and sweets.

High teas are traditionally formal.  High teas are held late in the afternoon or early evening and is a full meal in itself with savory courses. Pastries and desserts are served in addition to tea.
A tea party is one of the most adaptable, special, social events you can plan.  Share a cup of tea and some "sweet treats" with a best friend or a formal tea for honored guests.

Celebrate a wonderful event such as an engagement, a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, or a special birthday with a formal, afternoon high tea.

At this formal, afternoon tea, guests are to wear their best hats and gloves! 
Giving a tea party is a wonderful tradition that dates back centuries and yet can be as new and fresh as you want to make it today or tomorrow.  A tea party creates time to celebrate family and friendships and make memories that will last a lifetime.