As far back as I can remember my family was always entertaining, so my earliest memories are of endless trays of mouth-watering foods, the sizzle of the grill and platters of beautiful pastries. Years later, as a TV producer, I honed my planning skills, while my taste for lovely events was fine tuned at the Style Network. I became known amongst my colleagues & friends for hosting elegant teas and imaginative parties. One day, I said "why not?" and started a business. Today, every party is a pleasure and every client feels like family.
The Infamous S'mores Bar
La Tea Da's S'mores Bar is unmatched!
This one-of-a-kind experience features a small blaze nestled in a chic, lava rock filled grill. Choose a homemade gourmet marshmallow, like Vanilla Bean, Strawberry or Orange Marmalade. You can roast your own treat or ask our Marshmallow Roast Master to prepare one to your specifications. This S'mores Bar is always a crowd pleaser, guaranteed to burn up your next event!
Our Sweet Spot
La TEA Da is totally obsessed with playful, tres-chic dessert tables. Consider a Cookies & Milk Bar, Donut Wall or any Candy Land Creation. Suggest a theme and we'll go to town. Harry Potter, Think Pink! or Neon Dance Party are a few of our faves.
Mix sweet and savory with our signature Afternoon Tea complete with finger sandwiches & sweets. A perfect choice for bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays or any office functions. We also offer a handsome Gentleman's Afternoon Tea.
We love to create the perfect party for every client. Small Gathering, Big Bash or somewhere in between, try us on for size. We are into private parties, house parties, industry bashes, weddings, and full on corporate events. All parties, really.
"Ruth's spectacular events combine intimacy, wit and caffeine with the best sandwiches, scones and tea cakes this side of the English Channel. Her attention to detail allows every tea she presents to be an individual work of art. Designed with passion, served with style, La TEA da provides you with one less reason to visit the queen."
"Major Crimes" "The Closer" Los Angeles, CA
"You can always tell the quality of the party by its details and Ruth is the QUEEN of making the tiniest aspect of an event absolutely perfect. Ruth has an eye for aesthetics and a will (and a way) to make any idea come to fruition. There's nothing Ruth can't do!"
"Ruth is a born hostess and beyond. My surprise birthday party was a large gathering but Ruth made it feel warm, intimate and uniquely personal. From spectacular parties to her signature afternoon tea, Ruth brings an inventive, singular touch that is exquisite in every detail.
She is as clever in her design as she is impeccable in her service - a rare combination of talent and efficiency."
Los Angeles, CA