You heard it here first, tea party themes are in for events this spring and summer. It’s time to turn our childhood princess tea party fantasies into real life celebrations. Whether you're hosting an afternoon tea for a bridal shower, birthday party, or just for fun, you’ll need the proper music to set the tone. That’s where a tea time playlist comes in.
We put together the perfect mix of classic high tea songs and orchestral covers of today’s top hits that will take your afternoon to the next level. Book a string quartet, pianist, and more live music options to perform these songs and play a in-person tea party playlist.
Here are 30 songs you'll want to add to your tea time playlist:
- Wildest Dreams - Duomo
- Willoughby - Patrick Doyle, Robert Ziegler
- Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major - Johann Sebastian Bach, Yo-Yo Ma
- In My Blood - Vitamin String Quartet
- Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major - Antonio Vivaldi
- Life and Laughter - Patrick Doyle
- Girls Like You - Vitamin String Quartet
- The Princess Diaries Medley - John Debney
- Here Comes the Sun - Midnite String Quartet
- Watermelon Sugar - Vitamin String Quartet
- Once Upon a Dream - Emile Pandolfi
- Viva la Vida - Midnite String Quartet
- La Vie en Rose - Brooklyn Duo
- thank u, next - Vitamin String Quartet
- Somewhere Only We Know - Duomo
- Dancing Queen - Midnite String Quartet
- Main Theme (from “Bridgerton”) - Adam Fediy
- Dance on the Porch - Alexandre Desplat
- Mamma Mia - Midnite String Quartet
- Simon and Lady Danbury - Kris Bowers
- Rather Be - Vitamin String Quartet
- We Found Love - 2CELLOS
- Pachelbel: Canon & Gigue in D Minor - Johann Pachelbel
- Violin Concerto BWV 1042 in E Major - Johann Sebastian Bach
- Ladies in Lavender - Nigel Hess, Joshua Bell
- Colors of the Wind - Midnite String Quartet
- Rain On Me - Vitamin String Quartet
- Mr. Blue Sky - Midnite String Quartet
- Iris - Brooklyn Duo
- Higher Love - Vitamin String Quartet
Check out our tea time playlist on Spotify for easy access and sharing.
Tips for booking a solo musician for a tea party playlist:
- On The Bash, you can search through a list of top-rated, bookable solo musicians right in your local area. While browsing, be sure to review vendor profiles and check out their photos and videos.
- When preparing a request for a solo musician, keep in mind that the more details you can provide, the more accurate the price quote you'll receive. If you receive a price quote that seems like it needs clarification, don't hesitate to reach out to the vendor directly to find out more.
- Make sure you have discussed what supplies the vendor will need for their performance. You'll want to know what they can provide, and what you'll need to have on hand at your event.
- Communicate your expectations and special requests to any prospective musicians, and make sure to ask about their repertoire — especially if you have a particular song on your tea party playlist that you would like them to perform.
- If you're planning an outdoor event, be sure to discuss where the vendor will be situated for the best acoustics and conditions for them to perform.
- Discuss what kind of atmosphere and mood you are hoping to set for your event. The more they know, the better they'll meet your expectations.
Find more party ideas and inspiration here on The Bash.