How to Host a Practically Perfect Proper English Tea

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When it was time for our book club to discuss Mary Poppins, we decided the perfect setting for our meeting would be a “Practically Perfect Proper English Tea.”

How to Host a Practically Perfect Proper English Tea

We created invitations, told our guests to dress in their finest clothes, baked some yummy treats, and set the table with our very best china.

How to Host a Practically Perfect Proper English Tea

Using this FREE “Practically Perfect in Every Way” Proper English Tea Guide you can host a memorable English tea for your friends.

How to Host a Practically Perfect Proper English Tea

This fun mini-book includes:

  • A brief history of English tea
  • English tea times
  • Proper Tea Party etiquette
  • Recipes
  • Invitations
  • Place cards

Click here to download your very own FREE “Practically Perfect in Every Way” Proper English Tea Guide!

Find even more ideas for combining your English tea with a discussion about the book Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, by using our World Study Guide for Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins


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As a veteran educator I am always looking for new ways to bring learning to life for my family. I enjoy traveling, sharing ideas with other moms, and helping my children explore the world around them. Our favorite subjects to study together are history, literature and geography.


  1. says

    We finished reading this just a month or so ago! I totally should have set up a tea, but we were in teh process of moving. Never too late for a tea party though!

    • Kat says

      It’s so much fun! I think one of my boys favorite parts was the sugar cubes 😉 And of course the yummy food! Thanks for stopping by :-)

  2. says

    This is a great idea! Victoria Sandwich Cakes are very ‘English’ and were historically supposed to be a favourite of Queen Victoria- basically just a two layered sponge sandwich with raspberry jam and whipped cream filling! I have the recipe if anyone wants it! They are really easy to make and delicious!

    • Kat says

      Oh my goodness, those sound delicious!! I would love the recipe :-) Tea party recipes are so yummy … I could just make a meal of them, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • Kat says

      It really was fun! And we were thrilled to have what would be traditionally considered a girlie tea party with a group of almost all boys who absolutely loved it. One of their favorite Book Club memories :-)

    • Kat says

      It really was so much fun. The recipes were delicious, but it was even more fun watching a group of boys trying so hard to show proper tea party etiquette! As simple as it seems, using actual sugar cubes was a huge hit. You should totally do this and be sure to take lots of pictures 😉


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