Hosting a dainty, ultra feminine bridal shower tea party is a lovely daytime occasion suited for ladies of all ages! From miniature cucumber sandwiches and scones, to white gloves and fascinators, a tea party shower fits beautifully into the vintage trends that we’ve been seeing. Fancy the idea of showering the bride English-style? Here are some key pieces that you’ll need to incorporate for the big day (before the big day!).
Though it’s not secret that I prefer coffee to tea, my cup runneth over with love for this three-tiered cupcake stand! This adorable set made of china may be reminiscent of childhood memories (“Alice in Wonderland” and play tea time with Dad, anyone?), but it’s perfect for a grown-up occasion like a bridal shower. I’m absolutely smitten with how creative this is, too! This stand wouldbeperfect for serving desserts and finger sandwiches, and can also be used by the bride after the wedding! (via: High Tea for Alice)
Teacups can also be used as favors and escort cards, too! Custom teabags, china, or traditional place cards are all adorable ways to guests into the theme. My favorite thing about this picture is the mini rose, shabby-chic pattern on the napkin as well as the beautiful gold design on the inside of the teacup– every detail counts! If you aren’t the owner to a lovely set of china, having mix-matched china and other table setting elements (glasses, napkins, flatware) would be just as beautiful! (via: Once Wed)
For a “wow” piece of décor at the shower, this teacup tree is certain to grab everyone’s attention. This teacup tree would be a perfect addition for not only a tea party, but a Madhatter themed party a lá “Alice in Wonderland” as well. Though this tree honestly doesn’t appear to be the easier of DIY ideas, a smaller version is much more doable and would provide more opportunities for décor all over such as tabletop centerpieces or dessert table eye candy! (via: Jasmine Star Photography)
As a soon-to-be hostess, what do you think about these hosting a tea party bridal shower? Have you ever hosted a “grown-up” tea party?