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Meet Christiana Gerber Honnet of It’s My Tea Party

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christiana Gerber Honnet.

Christiana, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It’s My Tea Party came to life back in 2009. I had the honor of hosting a very good friend’s baby shower. Like any good friend, I wanted something memorable with a touch of fab and elegance. Of course, a gorgeous tea service! With a tight budget, I hit a few obstacles. The guest count was too high for tearooms and knowing the honoree, she would like to enjoy more than just two hours with her love ones. Like any good party planner, my best and most affordable choice was the good old DIY approach. How hard could that be? Very! In addition to the décor, games and food, I searched through every estate sale, Craigslist ads, consignment, and Goodwill store I could find. I was on a mission to find the best, the cutest and most elegant china for this tea. My obstacles? I was over my budget and spending WAY too much time on finding these tea cup sets.

After all was said and prepped, her baby shower was a successful hit! Her guests showered me with an overwhelming amount of compliments on every detail, especially, to be able to experience the royal “tea”-ment with my beautiful china. My favorite part? The honoree felt like the ultimate queen. I could not ask for anything more. Then it happens, like any event, it ends. There I was, stuck with a large amount of china and not having a clue what to do with them. And then, it hit me. I have all this china, my event was a knock out, and I was thinking of how many other people are going through the same prepping problems for their tea themed events. From then on, I have expanded my collection with the best and cutest china that I could find. Eight years later, my business has helped mothers, sisters, best friends, event planners and non-event planners to make their tea themed events to be any easy and perfect tea experience.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Over the years, merchants are catching on the value of tea sets and the popularity of tea culture. So, acquiring new sets have been a tad difficult with increased prices.

Please tell us about It’s My Tea Party.
Saving shopping time and spending costs, our delivery service brings elegant china straight to the event. With our all-day rentals, we believe in enjoying the full tea experience with friends and family with no two-hour time limits. Enjoy our gorgeous collection of tea set packages. We take pride of the quality of china we provide and that you will not find a single chip or crack.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Since we started, we already made a lot of changes and adjustments to our service. As of now, we feel it is a good fit for where we stand as a business.

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