Searching for tea party ideas for bridal showers?
Pre-wedding celebrations, like bridal showers, bring in more fun to this lifetime of commitment. A special event wherein the bride’s favored girl troop come together to spoil her and make her the center of their universe, bearing gifts and their well wishes, is something that will be remembered for years. Of the many themes, however, a tea party is one of the most feminine, elegant, sophisticated and fun-tastic ideas to usher a bride into a new realm.
To get your creative juices kicking, here are some tea party ideas on how to throw a simple yet awe-inspiring bridal shower party.
#1. Choose your location well. Party organizers often choose an elegant garden or a swanky vintage hotel to give the tea party that elegant feel popularized by the English. Location, however, must be chosen vis-a-vis your intended crowd. If you have a big lawn, an openly wide porch, or an open dining-iving area, which can accommodate an intimate few friends, the better.
#2. Spread the word with love by crafting tea-styled invitations. This tea bag invitation card is an awesome idea. Depending on your take– modern, vintage, humorous, and so on– your tea party bridal shower invitation must have complete information about the event. Choose feminine fonts and use cheerily sweet words to add more personality to it.
#3. There is no limit to the imagination when decorating a bridal shower with a tea party theme. Mix and match with both old and new, elegant and fun. Make good use of your grandma’s silver tea set and have friends pitch in their lace-y or floral tablecloths, linens and the like. Fill teacups or teapots with colorful blooms for your centerpieces. Clear crystals are also oozing with elegance. Don’t worry if you use plastic or paper dishes. Just make sure that the buffet table and the guests table are adorably decorated.
#4. When it comes to tea foods, you may opt for a light and delicate fare, and a bevy of desserts. Think cucumber with cream cheese sandwiches, deviled eggs topped with bacon bits, chicken salad sandwiches, strawberries dipped in white and dark chocolate, macaroons, colorful yet elegant cupcakes, garden salad, fresh fruit mini-slices, choco truffles, and so on. For drinks, go for hot or chilled (depending on the season) chamomile, lavender, matcha green tea and other tea selections. Offer honey instead of sugar cubes and candy sticks as stirrers. Champagne cocktails are also excellent addition to your fare.
#5. No tea party has ever been done without flowers in it. Whether fresh or handcrafted from paper and plastic, flowers like pink roses and carnations have always been part and parcel of many tea parties for centuries. Think about vintage teapots or elegant crystal tall glasses festooned with the bride-to-be’s favorite blooms. To add more kick to the whole decoration, see to it that table linens and cloth used will make the magnificent blooms stand out.
6. Inject a little fun into your tea party ideas for bridal shower with fun props. Make party “fascinators” out of colorful paper cups. String a ribbon through each of the cup’s sides and have it adorned with girly embellishments like flowers and butterflies. You may even make this fascinator-making as a game for everyone to unleash their creative side and enjoy camaraderie.
#7. Don’t forget to send party favors for your guests to remember this special event. When deciding on party favors, always have the bride’s interest in mind. What does she love the most? Then, look for items that’s still tea-related and aligned with that. Tea-bag inspired handmade soaps and candles, loose leaf tea in personalized mini-containers, or perhaps, a tea-cup set with a tea bag cookie. Here’s a great RECIPE for the tea bags cookie above. Definitely, it must be something that the bride will approve and her gal pals love.
Put A Ring On It
Truly, there are hundreds of tea party ideas for bridal showers out there. The idea is to put the bride at the center of the event. It’s her day after all and, who knows, this maybe her one and only chance at that happily ever after. So, host it with class, elegance and pure love to make it count!
— Merry Brides (@Merrybrides) May 17, 2016