We need Ideas for a vintage Breakfast tea party bridal shower!!! *HELP*

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Helper bee

 

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/228683/bridal-shower-tea-party-ideas/@center/272456/bridal-showers#/103584

Hit up yardsales and buy mismatched tea cups – put votives in them as centerpieces and set them at different levels using old books, or boxes wrapped in vintage-y fabric…

Not sure how many people you’re inviting, but set up a few different tables, covered with old table cloths/pretty fabric). Buy cheap mosquito netting and hang over the tables to create the effect of having tea under a tent in the garden. Preferably do it outside or even in a room with lots of windows looking out onto a yard. Have lots of light, lights of pale colors. Make paper flowers out of old book pages, or vintage looking paper. 

Food/Drink:

Finger sandwiches, petits fours, pastries/English muffins, lemon trifle (thinking English-y), chocolates, little cookies, toffee, etc.

If someone is very good at baking, could make French macarons, and give as gifts.

Long Island Ice Tea or flowery type liquors. Although breakfast, might want to do mimosas or bellini (If anyone has a vintage tea tray, set up a “bar” on that)

Give packs of organic tea as favors, and make your own labels using a vintage-looking stamp. Can get bulk tea at many healthfood store or chinese markets) 

Card games for fun – and if you’re with all close friends make it a card *drinking* game Wink Might be fun to do a bridal trivia “then and now” game about victorian weddings/traditions… 

For favors, make DIY fascinators for each girl to wear (instead of hats) and make yourself a pretty bride one.

Here’s the link to the Russian Tea Room in NYC. They have a “high tea” menu:

http://www.russiantearoomnyc.com/menus/food/high-tea

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

@SnapplePeach:  Haha I’m psycho about stuff like this. LOVE your idea, so cute…I added more edits, sorry to be nutty haha. Good luck

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do you have a Whole Foods near you? My local store makes mini scones and other petite pastries thare would be perfect.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m doing an Alice in Wonderland tea party shower for my sister.  So not everything would apply, but we’re tying together tea bags (AIW themed but you could do whatever) as favors.  And we’re doing a sandwiches/salads/cake type of menu.

 

ETA: I just realized breakfast.  Scones, muffins, little quiches!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are baking our own little tea cakes and I have asked all my bridesmaids to help find tea cups and saucers. they have all been searcing and found some at goodwills and various places. We are using all different tea cups and setting a different one at each place setting for guests to choose and take home. I love Kate middletons look in the tea party pink dress with pink hat. if you search that in google, you will see her pic. So we are going vintage and finding inexpensive things through thift shops, etc. HOpe that helps. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Will someone else post if you find a tutorial on a DIY fascinator, especially a bride one?? for a tea party!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I totally wore a fascinator to my bridal shower! I wish they were more in style in the US.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I tried to have a tea party themed shower, but it turned more into a British rock star party…Don’t ask me how.

Anyway my favours were 3 packets of specialty tea with a tea bag holder in a little clear gift bag wrapped with some ribbon and a nice little thank you card. 

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