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Planning the bridal shower leaves you with a number of options, and a tea party is one of the more intimate and traditional themes you can choose. A bridal shower tea party can be limited to host for just the bridal party or can include a number of the female guest who are attending the upcoming wedding. If you are the one who need to help the bride with a tea party, just read on.
The invitations to the tea party will be the first impression you will give your guests about the shower. Of course, you want the invitations to be inviting, sweet and cheerful as well. Here are some tricks: add in some personality with various papers, textures, colors and packaging.
Think cucumber sandwiches/salads, tomato sandwiches, salmon lox. One thing must be remembered is that foods should be refreshing and satisfying. Miniature scones and a variety of miniature sweets, such as mini cupcakes, are always a favorite. Traditional sweet cakes or tea cookies should be offered at the end. Presenting your mini food arrangements on tiered platters is a great arrangement.
You can have a number of different drinks for your tea party bridal shower, while hot tea is a must of course. Choose a few flavor options for the tea and also a chilled sweet tea should be offered. You should also include a light refreshing champagne cocktail, such as a Bellini or Kir Royale.
The décor for you tea party can be a lot of fun to plan out. It is the ideal setting for mixing and matching in unique and creative ways. Have a solid cohesion of old and new, traditional and modern from the serving plates to the table covers. Do not forget the flower arrangements or eye-catching tea cakes and sweet tea display.
Light, delicate, simple yet flavorful finger foods should be what you strive to serve. Food flavors are often refreshing and well balanced. Consider seasonal flavors as well for tea varieties.
A really creative way you can take care of your sugar and spoon supply is to find a two for one use. Sugar cane sticks, or candy crystal sticks can be used to replace the traditional sugar cubes and can be useful stirrers as well.
Use a number of old or new tea tins for center pieces. You can create beautiful flower arrangements with tea tins as vases on each table. It keeps with your tea party theme and adds in a subtle hint of classic/vintage charm.
You can find ways to incorporate vintage and older tea cups into your table centerpieces for flowers, as candle holders or to hold the tea bags for each table. Tea cups can be easily to find or rent and can make for a more impressive addition to the tea party theme.
You can use a tea saucer to place your tea cups on or get creative and create some simple coasters. Make a pressed flower coaster using square pieces of glass and your favorite flowers. Using these instead of the regular tea saucer plates or for water glasses will be amazing. Let your guests take them home as favors after the tea party bridal shower as well.
Have large caramel wafers available at the tables or at the tea serving station. Instruct guests to place the wafer over their hot tea to keep it warm. The wafer will soften while the tea stays warm.
Create unique and delicious monogram cutout on your cookies for the newlyweds to be or get fancy with your icing skills. This is a simple way to personalize your bridal shower tea party.
Shortbread cookies are always a must for tea parties, so give them a little more flavor? Try out recipes that infuse different flavors such as green tea or jasmine?
Send your guest away with a thoughtful tea and cookie box. Fill half a tea box with your favorite tea varieties and fill the other side with some special cookie treats or use a teacup instead and tie off with ribbon or tulle.
Why not let you guest create their own favors? A cookie bar is an incredibly popular addition to any tea party bridal shower. Supply your guests with take home boxes so that they can fill with their favorite cookies from the cookie bar.
When you hear tea party you think of old English style party most likely, but you can opt for other styles, which will lead to different food options, décor and tea flavors. Instead of a traditional English tea party, why not a traditional Japanese or Korean tea setting, or even a Mad Hatter tea party theme?