The Watts Tea Shop always has a variety of events each season. Celebrate special holidays and occasions in the beautiful elegance of Milwaukee's most historic tearoom.


Plan your special event in the Tea Shop as well. We specialize in bridal showers, baby showers, and business luncheons. We can help you simply celebrate a special day. We recently implemented new decor changes and design elements that allow for more privacy during your special event.

Stop in and admire the new Waterford Chandelier as well! We will work with you to make your event unique!


Call the Tea Shop at (414) 290-5700 and speak with our party planner to discuss the details for your special occasion.

The Watts Tea Shop

761 North Jefferson Street  ● Milwaukee WI 53202

414.290.5700

2015 Events





Children’s Etiquette Class Saturday Mornings in The Watts Tea Shop

Next Session:  January 10th, 17th, and 24th   9:30am - 11:00am

Young ladies and gentlemen, between the ages of 7and 12 years of age, will learn the finer skills of life, such as:  introductions, first impressions, hand shakes, eye contact, posture, dinner manners, writing memorable thank you notes, restaurant dining, and other lessons.  A graduation luncheon will be held at the end of the course.  $85 per child.  To register, please contact Margery Sinclair at 414.861.1965.

(**This event is held at The Watts Tea Shop, but is Hosted by Margery SInclair.  All questions and reservations must be made through her directly.)




Sweetheart Week in The Watts Tea Shop: February 9th-14th

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea service and a free gift.

Take some time out of your busy day to enjoy the company of that special someone in your life.   Enjoy a charming Afternoon Tea in Milwaukee’s most historic tearoom, The Watts Tea Shop.  A special “His & Hers” Menu  will be offered, with a unique dessert assortment and a complimentary glass of wine or champagne. (Menu offering available 11am-4pm; must mention this special when making reservations or at time of seating)




CTF Valentine Tea Party:  Saturday, February 7th & 21st at 2pm

You’re Invited!  To the CTF 2015 Valentine Tea Party in Watts Tea Shop to Benefit Neurofibromatosis.  $30 Per Person.Silent Auction.  Music by Elegant Music Services. Payment to insure your place must be made by January 23rd, 2015.  Questions Call 414.716.5001

(**This event is held at The Watts Tea Shop, but is Hosted by Chairwoman Elaine Pankow.  All questions and reservations must be made through CTF directly.)




Best Friends Tea:  Saturday, March 7th  at 2:30pm

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea service, free gift, special drawing, and shopping coupon.

Take some time out of your busy day to enjoy the company of that special someone in your life.   Enjoy a charming Afternoon Tea in Milwaukee’s most historic tearoom, The Watts Tea Shop.  Dress up in your finery and enjoy a Watts tradition that spans generations.  *Special Menu




Saint Patrick’s Day Specials:  March 16th and 17th 

Pick up our special GREEN Sunshine Cake or sample our Traditional Irish Luncheon Specials.  Special shopping promotions featuring Ireland’s famous Waterford Crystal!




Blow-Out Sale:  Begins Monday,  March 30th – April 11th   

Savings up to 90%  Unbelievable deals on hundreds of items.

Dinnerware, Stemware, Barware, Vases, Bowls, Flatware, Serving Pieces, Jewelry, Collector's Items, Gifts, Porcelain, China, Crystal, Silver, Picture Frames, Glasses, Plates...and MUCH MUCH MORE!! Plus...the return of THE DOLLAR TABLE!  Every year we clean out our warehouse and find little treasures.  Great opportunity to get tons of amazing, high-end dinnerware at a fraction of the price! Have a furnished rental property?  Summer home? Kids going away to college? Opening a cafe?  This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on mis-matched, first quality items.  Prices below cost!





Appreciation Tea:  Saturday, April 18th  at 2:30pm

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea service, free gift, special drawing, and shopping coupon.

Show someone special in your life how much they mean to you.  Teachers, nurses, care-givers, or really anyone who you value and want to thank!  Enjoy a charming Afternoon Tea in Milwaukee’s most historic tearoom, The Watts Tea Shop. *Special Menu




Breakfast with Benjamin Bunny:  Saturdays, March 28th and April 4th at 9:00am

$25 per person includes breakfast, photo, and special gift for every attendee

Bring the kids for a delicious breakfast and story with our two famous guests:  Benjamin Bunny and Jemima Puddleduck.  A rendition of a Beatrix Potter tale will be read and a digital photo will be taken and posted on the site for you to share with all of your friends and family. A special gift for all attendees.




Mother’s Day Tea:   Saturday, May 2nd 11am and 2pm

Saturday, May 9th at 11am and 2pm

Special Additional Seating on Saturday, May 16th at 2:30pm   

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea service, free gift, special drawing, and shopping coupon.

A call for grandmothers, mothers, and daughters alike!  Dress up in your finery and enjoy a Watts tradition that spans generations.   Afternoon Tea and free gift are included in the price.  Create memories that last a lifetime!




Watts Summer Tea Tasting:  Saturday, June 6th at 2:30pm

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea Service, Free Gift, Prize Drawings, and Shopping Coupon.

Our unique tea tasting gives the Tea Novice and Tea Connoisseur alike an opportunity to sample five different seasonal hot teas. Nibble our popular finger sandwiches and legendary desserts. The relaxed format will allow you to have a lovely afternoon and learn about teas!  Don't worry....If you attended previous tasting events, the teas and information are new!




Daddy Daughter Tea:  Saturday, June 20th  at 2:30pm

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea Service, photobooth opportunity and free gift for the girls

Menu will include a tray of finger sandwiches, sweet sampling platter with fresh-made delicacies, and your own pot of freshly brewed tea.  There will be a dad-friendly and kid-friendly option!  Each Princess also receives a special crown!  Don’t worry Mom and Grandma, Watts will have a photographer moving throughout the room to capture special moments, available for FREE download after the event to share with you.  A photobooth will also be set up to capture a silly moment with your special girl.




Christmas in July Sale – All Month Long 

Order any dated item for 2015 and receive an additional 20% off, restrictions apply.  




Bastille Days Specials:  July 9th - 11th 

Stop in to take advantage of  our French Luncheon Specials or shop select French brands at an additional 20% Off (more details to follow).




Summer Sister Tea:  Saturday, July 25th at 2:30pm

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea service and a free gift.

Take some time out of your busy day to enjoy the company of that special someone in your life.   Sisters and friends alike can enjoy a charming Afternoon Tea in Milwaukee’s most historic tearoom, The Watts Tea Shop.  Dress up in your finery and enjoy a Watts tradition that spans generations.




Mad Hatter Tea Party:  Saturday, August 8th at 2:30pm

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea Service, free gift, and photobooth opportunity

Come dress up in your most over-the-top hat to enjoy this silly, Alice in Wonderland-inspired party!  Enjoy a special afternoon tea menu on mis-matched finery, a free gift, and take advantage of a photobooth opportunity. 




146th Anniversary Week!! September 22nd – 26th

with a Special Anniversary Celebration on Thursday September 24th

Sales, giveaways, and promotions all week long!  Trunkshows, gift with purchases, and a different sale/promotion every day.  First 146 guests on September 24th will receive a beautiful gift and GINGKO CASH (to be redeemed that day only!)  Hourly drawings all day long (must be present to win) and brand representatives on-hand to promote their products.




Generational Tea:   Saturday, September 19th  at 2:30pm   

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea service, free gift, special drawing, and shopping coupon.

A call for grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters alike!  Dress up in your finery and enjoy a Watts tradition that spans generations.   Afternoon Tea and free gift are included in the price.  Create memories that last a lifetime!




Watts Autumn Tea Tasting:  Saturday, October 3rd at 2:30pm

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea Service, Free Gift, Prize Drawings, and Shopping Coupon.

Our unique tea tasting gives the Tea Novice and Tea Connoisseur alike an opportunity to sample five different seasonal hot teas. Nibble our popular finger sandwiches and legendary desserts. The relaxed format will allow you to have a lovely afternoon and learn about teas!  Don't worry....If you attended previous tasting events, the teas and information are new!




Autumn Sister Tea:  Saturday, October 24th  at 2:30pm

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea service, free gift, special drawing, and shopping coupon.

Take some time out of your busy day to enjoy the company of that special someone in your life.   Sisters and friends alike can enjoy a charming Afternoon Tea in Milwaukee’s most historic tearoom, The Watts Tea Shop.  Dress up in your finery and enjoy a Watts tradition that spans generations.




Riedel Wine Tasting Event:  NOVEMBER Date to be Announced  5pm-7pm

Come join us for the excitement of fine wines and light fare as you learn from a Riedel expert the difference the right glass can make!
Your $75 per person reservation includes a take home set of 4 Riedel crystal stems ($155 value) as your gift. Friends or Couples: Register 2 people together for $125.




Private Shopping Parties:  November and December

Come and mingle while supporting a locally owned, family-run business and do so without the hustle & bustle of holiday traffic.  Limited number of parties available.  Our James Beard Award-Winning Tea Shop will provide wine, beverages, and appetizers.  Take advantage of FREE GIFTWRAP and exclusives discounts. Gourmet cupcakes will be provided by our friends at Classy Girl Cupcakes.   All you have to do is invite 15-50 people and we do the rest.  Reserve your party by emailing Jessica today, then create your event and get confirmed guests. 




Breakfast with Santa:  Saturdays  November 28th, December 5th, 12th, 19th, and

Special Christmas Eve Seating on Wednesday December 24th at  9:00am

$25 per person includes meal, photo opportunities, and gift for every attendee

Come dressed up in your holiday attire and bring the children to tell Santa their heart's desire. A scrumptious breakfast with a fabulous surprise gift for every child at Milwaukee's most historic Tea Room. Meet the Jolly Old Elf, for a photo opportunity, while Mrs. Claus reads her lively version of The Night Before Christmas.



Garnier Thiebaut Trunk Show: NOVEMBER Date to be Announced

View an expanded, new collection from the world’s premier linen company, Garnier Thiebaut. Take advantage of an exclusive savings and gift with purchase ONE-DAY ONLY  We are bringing in a HUGE assortment of their famous Tea Towels, just in time for holiday gift-giving!




The Twelve Days of Waterford:  December 1st – 12th

A George Watts Exclusive Two Week Holiday Celebration of Waterford Crystal featuring a different, exciting promotion each day.




Robin Berk Handmade Santas Trunk Show:  Saturday, December 5th

Our new annual tradition!  Stop in to meet local artist Robin Berk and view her fabulous handmade, heirloom quality Santas! Each Santa has his own story and Watts will be featuring more than 20 unique designs!  Have your purchase signed by the artist and find out about her inspiration and creative process.




Holiday Tea:  Tuesday, December 15th at 2:30pm

$25 per person includes Afternoon Tea service, free gift, special drawing, and shopping coupon.

Stop in to The Watts Tea Shop to start a new holiday tradition… Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle!  Sit and slowly sip seasonal teas, enjoying the view from frosty windows overlooking Milwaukee’s Easttown Neighborhood. Take in the holiday ambiance of our beautifully decorated Tea Shop and snack on finger sandwiches and special seasonal treats in Milwaukee’s most historic tearoom.  Enjoy a coupon for last-minute holiday shopping that day as well!  *Special Menu


*Events are subject to change without notice.