Spring is right around the corner, which means blooming flowers, sunshine and the kick off to wedding shower season! What better way to celebrate the warmer weather and the bride-to-be than with a gorgeous tea party bridal shower?
A Lovely Location
Because warmer weather is on its way, hosting this tea party bridal shower outside is perfect. Choose a venue that is a little more upscale, like a country club or a garden venue, so you can be surrounded by beauty. Let the setting add to the flow and decor of the party. If you can’t find a venue you love, host the party in your backyard and bring in florals to create the setting you’re looking for.
Inspired by Florals
Speaking of florals, let them be your inspiration for your tea party bridal shower. Soft, feminine florals add so much life and color to this theme.
If you’re using vintage teacups for this theme, you can pull colors from the designs and incorporate them into your floral arrangements, too. Don’t be afraid of mixing and matching patterns, either! This theme is perfect for mix and match designs – just like the designs on the tea cups.
Savory and Sweet
You can have just as much fun with the food for your tea party bridal shower as you do with the florals! Choose from a variety of savory and sweet treats like mini sandwiches, lavender shortbread cookies and macaroons. A mix of savory and sweet is perfect for a mid morning or lunchtime shower, and your guests will have plenty of delicious options to pick from.
And don’t forget the tea! With a vintage teacup for each guest, let them choose from different blends of hot and iced teas, and then let them customize them with syrups, fresh fruits and herbs.
Fanciful Favors for a Tea Party Bridal Shower
You can get creative with the favors for this bridal shower as well. Tea-inspired gifts like teacup bottle openers or wine stoppers are great ideas for parting gifts. You could also send each guest home with teacup tea light holders, small customized bottles of honey or the a mix of the bride’s favorite tea flavors.
Another fun favor idea is to set up a lovely floral backdrop with a vintage love seat or pair of Victorian chairs to use as a photo booth. Then, have each guest take a photo with the bride in front of the backdrop and put the photos in cute frames. What a sweet memento to remember the bride’s special day by!
A tea party inspired bridal shower in the beautiful sunshine, attended by family and friends is perfect way to celebrate the bride-to-be before her wedding day.
Sources: 1.Irish Grzanich Photography via Style Me Pretty 2. Elizabeth Messina, Blue Eyed Yonder, Amy Osaba 3. My Wedding Favors 4. My Wedding Favors 5. Cavin Elizabeth Photography via Wedding Chicks 6. Wedding Paper Divas 7. Darren the Chef 8. Tea with Friends