Planning to throw a party to welcome a friend’s or family’s new baby? There’s nothing more exciting than being tasked to prepare for little booties, soft blankets and tiny bibs. Hosting a tea party as theme is one of the most apt idea for your baby shower. There is just nothing more bedazzling in elegance yet laid-back in ambiance than this one.
So how to go about it? Here are top 10 tea party ideas for baby shower to get you started.
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Since you have already decided on a tea party theme, setting up a few rules and budget must be on top of your priority menu. Being pregnant can be a tough time to new moms thus, keeping things simple will do it best. Enlist the help of friends and get all your creative chops flowing. Start on deciding where to do the baby shower. A spacious backyard or lawn will do so long as it can accommodate the number of attendees. Then, comes the invitations, decorations like the chalkboard announcement below, flowers, centerpieces and balloons, tea party delicacies and drinks, party favors, and so on. The key here is to be classy but inexpensive with enjoyment for the Mother-to-be as top priority.
2. Always take a closer look on your invitation’s design.
Many people tend to forget that parties, particularly baby showers, is meant to be fun, fun, and more fun– without veering away from your theme. Here, this tea bag designed bookmark makes it truly magical. Some may go for a tea cup or teapot design, flowers and blooms then, trim them with lace-y materials to make a statement.
3. Remember the #1 rule in tea party ideas for baby shower decors– simply elegant.
Sounds hard to do? Not so. Make good use of vintage tea cups, pots and serving trays. Elegant cake stands can hold scones, biscottis, cupcakes, and macaroons. Use large mason jars for iced teas and tea-infused fruit juices. Fiesta paper decors highlighted with balloons and flowery blooms ensconced in lace-y fabric fusion.
4. Give all your passion in finding the most scrumptious edible treats– and drinks, too!
Think of tarts and scones, bite-size sandwiches, crunchy cookies shaped like baby clothes (See below), madeleines, meringue caps, tea cakes and breads, tarts, and cupcakes. You can do the homemade route or simply order from a local patisserie. Place a recipe card and set up satiny boxes with gourmet tea bags. Feel free also to serve Earl Grey pots de creme or mint-ginger iced tea– whichever way you like it.
5. Give party favors a jolt of excitement.
Aside from being thoughtful, your choice of party favors must also be practical. Tea towels, silver teaspoon engraved with the event’s date, tea infusers, or tea caddy with goodies make great choices. This “Baby is Brewing” tea bag below also makes a unique yet inexpensive way to add a practical touch to your choice. As much as possible though, purchase a variety of items for the guests to pick as they want.
6. Don’t just be mindful of the table, but also make sure that everyone are seated comfortably.
The host will need everyone’s attention at some point of the event and you would not want someone fidgeting around. Create a laid-back atmosphere by placing ottomans, bean bags, and large round sofas for everyone to freely socialize. Whisk in some throw pillows to complete the detail of your decorating chops.
7. Don’t forget the Queen Bee’s chair.
This baby shower is dedicated to her. Allow to make a specially decorated Queen’s throne for the special mother-to-be. Make sure it stands out from the rest of the seating arrangement. Also, she’ll be receiving a lot of gifts and mementos from the guests. So be the kind maid that you are by keeping a stash of scissors and a huge bag to collect all those stuffs.
8. What is a baby shower without fun activities.
Think about Who’s Who, Guess the Baby, Dirty Diapers, Don’t Say Baby, Feed the Daddy , and so on. A quirky Bingo game or hilarious Dress the Dads game will make it truly fun, fun and more fun. The idea is to find not just uncomplicated activities but also those that appeal to all ages and do not embarrass anyone.
9. Don’t forget the cake.
Make the baby shower truly special by presenting a cutesy cake. Being the centerpiece in your buffet table, make sure that the design jives with everything else– from decors to invitations and the color motif.
10. Don’t just stash those gifts on a corner.
Make them part of the party’s decorative element. Stack them on a coffee table. Place them on the buffet table’s end. This will also make it easier for the expectant mother to have a clear view of everyone’s thoughtfulness.
Truly, there is nothing much bigger than welcoming the birth of a new baby. An event that everyone will cherish, these top 10 tea party ideas for baby shower are definitely aim not just to impress but more so on creating memories that will set off a mother-to-be on her new journey. So what are you waiting for? Whiff up your party organizing chops and bring around your creative savvy in honoring new beginnings. With these ideas in mind plus your personal touches, you are definitely off to throwing a bash that will be remembered for a lifetime.