Planning a tea party? You’ll love these gorgeous ideas to make your tea party just perfect whether it’s for a baby shower, bridal shower or just afternoon tea.
A Gorgeous Way to Celebrate
From Emily, “With our good friend Tiffany expecting twin boys, we knew we wanted to plan a fun baby shower. Tiffany loves tea, so a “tea party baby shower” became the theme for the afternoon event to celebrate the upcoming arrival of the boys. Usually a tea party means pink and over the top frills, but as Tiffany was expecting boys, we tried to bring in hues of blues, taupe, and gold and keep everything classy and sophisticated for the occasion.
From the fabric streamer backdrop to the exquisite dining table decor, the scrumptious menu to the darling favors, everything was just perfect and was DIY by one of our friends. And it helped that one friend had a beautiful tea set service for 20+ (unheard of in the city!)
Tea Party Menu
We chose a variety of tea party food. This is what we served:
- chicken salad croissants
- curry chicken salad mini pitas
- pumpkin, chocolate chunk, and blueberry scones with devonshire cream
- juicy fresh fruit & crisp veggies
- a fancy cheese platter
- chocolate dipped strawberries
- strawberry & blueberry mini cupcakes
- and the darlingest little petit four cakes you’ve ever seen.
- a vast assortment of herbal and fruit teas!
My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Our tea party decorations consisted of a fabric streamer backdrop, simple white onesies and baby blue socks hung with clothespins on twine, a long strip of brown craft paper as a table runner, small baby food jar floral arrangements, a gorgeous bouquet of fresh white tulips for the centerpiece, and a few small candles, lit in square glass dishes.
Tea Party Favors
The favors were individual bags of herbal tea adorably packaged with tea biscuits and sugar cubes & set out by the “Keep calm & drink tea” sign.
All in all, everything was so charming and the soon to be mother-of-twins enjoyed some much deserved, relaxing girl time before her life becomes a bit more hectic!
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