The lia sophia High Tea Party What a fun idea. Hosting a small tea gathering is a simple and elegant way to get the gals together. Set the table(s) with vintage linens and tea cups and saucers. The cups and saucers don't have to match. Provide a large selection of tea bags so guests can choose what they prefer, hot water, lemon, cream and milk. Set out some tea sandwiches, mini cakes and cookies for guests to nibble on. Request that the guests wear hats for a fun and festive feel.