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A Ladylike Tea

A Ladylike Tea - Southern Living - Hostess Danielle Rollins, author of Soireé: Entertaining with Style celebrates the South in bloom with all shades of pink - from pale to punchy.

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Add a Luxe Touch - A Ladylike Tea

A Ladylike Tea | Add a Luxe Touch | "Cloth napkins make your party feel a little more spiffy, and you can use them over and over," she says. "Don't forget pretty details such as monograms or embroidery. I also like to make napkins from inexpensive pink gingham fabric and just leave the edges frayed—no need to sew!"

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Set the Scene - A Ladylike Tea

A Ladylike Tea | Set the Scene | "People like to feel cozy, so too big of a space isn't good," Danielle says. "It's better to have more people in a smaller space." To keep your guests circulating, set up separate tables for food and drink. "I like to do two food tables: one for tea and sweets and one for savory appetizers. Be sure to set the tone for your party with a beautiful bar. It's like a tour guide with an umbrella—guests always start there."

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Serve Crowd-Pleasers - A Ladylike Tea

Finger foods that can be eaten in one bite are always on the menu. Danielle explains, "It all has to be lipstick friendly!"

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A Ladylike Tea

Host a Pretty Party - A Ladylike Tea - Southernliving. "For a tea, everything should be polished, pretty, and super feminine," says Danielle. "It's okay to have things feel slightly old-fashioned, just don't use pieces in the traditional sense." "I save leftover fabric from house projects or buy things from discount fabric stores," Danielle explains. "This party started with a pink floral fabric I loved. I didn't have a lot of it, so I just used it as a topper for the bar."

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Where to Splurge - A Ladylike Tea

A Ladylike Tea | Where to Splurge | Decadent food. "You can't eat the flowers!" she says, laughing. "But keep it stress free by using store-bought food. Just put your own spin on it, and serve with style. I currently have a huge marshmallow fetish. They're so pretty!"