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One thing that is a must at a kid’s party is plenty of entertainment. Hiring a bouncing castle or others entertainment can be well worth your money, as it will keep them entertained and occupied. But apart from that, it’s also vital that you have a few games lined up; just incase those entertainment fail. Make sure to have a lot of water and juice at hands as well…all that running around will definitely make the children thirsty!

If you are to host a high tea party, but have a very small budget, don’t fret; we’ve got you covered! Here are a few of our tips to help you out…

  • Skip the tangible invitations – we are, without any doubt, living in the age of the internet; where everything is fast paced and quick to happen. Though some occasions, like weddings, still use the traditional invitation methods, most other parties have long since shredded this custom. Opting for the e-invitation, or the now more popular video invitations, makes it more cost affective, allowing you to save on your party budget.
  • Keep the crowd small – high tea parties are generally an elegant affair…and that’s a little hard to achieve with a large crowd. Not only will it be a pain to organize the ity-bity foods more suitable for this kind of party, it will also be a nightmare to come up for with the same kind of china for everyone.
  • Go half and half with the food – ordering in your food using delicious high tea catering makes a lot of sense; especially if you’re not very talented in the culinary department. However, if you want to cut down the costs a little, we suggest you go half way by yourself. Get half the food meant for the party through the catering service, and provide the rest half yourself. You can also make it a potluck sort of event, so every one pitches in and helps to bring in the refreshments.
  • DIY your decorations – fresh flowers are your best option for this kind of event. Paired together with the delicate food and the elegant china, they will certainly look very quaint and chic. Try to stick to bright, summery colors and arrange your theme around those colors. If you are opting for a tea or coffee cart hire Sydney, try to get the wooden carts so it contrasts charmingly with your fresh flowers.
  • Pay attention to the china – the quality of your tea, the taste of it and what you serve it in plays a very big part in this sort of event. The same applies, even if you are opting for coffee over tea. Unless this party is organized for a younger crowd, opt for delicate china to serve your beverage in. You can either buy it (if your guest count is low enough), or hire them for the day. Make sure to have a good look at them before your guests arrive; just so you don’t serve anyone in chipped cups or saucers.
  • Play your music softly in the background – don’t forget to think of music and entertainment too. Though the talking alone should prove to be entertaining enough, it’s always a good idea to have a few board games at hand, and a few other entertainment options planned.