First things first, you'll be prompted to complete the first stage of the Garden Tea Party - sending Party Invites - upon next logging into your farm. Once you've asked friends to help you out (via a general news post), you can access this menu again in the future by scrolling to the bottom corner of your farm, past its border, and clicking on the tea party table that is now found there. You'll need eight friends to come to your party in this first stage in order to complete it, and you'll have just a little over two days to bring them in. You'll receive the Tea Server Gnome for finishing this first stage.
From here, if you finish this first stage before April 5, you'll need to wait until the evening of the 5 to actually access part two - Growing Flowers. You can also pay 10 Farm Cash to unlock the next stage early if you're feeling impatient. This second stage requires you to ask your friends for eight packets of Flower Seeds to make your garden grow. You'll receive the ability to plant a new crop, Purple Orchids, for finishing this one in time. Stage two can be completed until April 9, when the third and final stage will release.
This final stage is the most difficult, but you'll also have around 12 days to complete it. You'll need to ask your friends for various materials so that you can set the table: eight Pastry Trays, 10 Teapots, and eight Tea Towels. For finishing this final stage, you'll receive the finished Party Garden in your Gift Box. It can then be used as a decoration around your farms.
All told, this is a fairly simplistic feature that can be finished with little effort from you, other than actually remembering it exists as it's on the outskirts of your farm. Still, it's a great way to bring Spring to your farm, so make sure to keep track of when you can ask for new items! Good luck completing the entire Garden Tea Party in time!
What do you think of this Garden Tea Party in FarmVille? Will you pay Farm Cash to access this feature early, or will you simply complete it as it naturally rolls out? Sound off in the comments.