Over Easter weekend my sister’s family came in from Iowa for a tea party-themed bridal shower I held for my niece.
Summer is always a big time for weddings, and for those planning a bridal shower in the upcoming months, or maybe just a tea party for your little girl, I wanted to share some of the highlights from the shower.
Tea Party-Themed Bridal Shower Invitations
A couple weeks before the date of the shower I sent out the invitations.
Because I wanted them to reflect the tea party theme, I decided to make invites that looked like tea bags.
They really were fairly simple to set up. I ran the invitations off on some lavender card stock I had. Then I cut them into rectangles and snipped off the top 2 corners to look like the portion of the tea bag that holds the tea leaves. I stapled a very thin ribbon to the top and added a square of the card stock to the other end of the ribbon. (This is where I chose to let guests know where she was registered.)
And, of course, who can resist a little pun? “Love is brewing!”
Tea Party Bridal Shower Party Favors
I saw so many cute tea cups with flowers in them as tea party decorations when searching Pinterest, that I decided to create my own version to use as the party favors for guests.
It is not easy to find pretty tea cups that are inexpensive…. I found plenty of coffee mugs at various dollar stores, but I really wanted something that looked like a tea cup.
I finally found these over-sized clear glass mugs at the Dollar Tree. I decided they would work quite nicely for what I had in mind, especially since they were just a dollar a piece!
Once home I put an inch of gravel at the bottom of each mug, then I added potting soil. I had thought about using purple patients as the flowers, but decided on something more personal… I have Hens and Chicks (a succulent plant) that originated from my grandmother’s collection. Each mug got one plant.
Then I just hot glued a piece of ribbon in one of the bride’s colors to the mug and added a small gem.
On the day of the bridal shower the party favors were set in a line along our table — a perfect decoration for the tea party, as well as a cute party favor!
Bridal Shower Cupcakes
Ready for dessert?
Going with the theory that simple is best, I opted for some simple flower cupcakes as our bridal shower dessert.
To make the flower on top, I cut miniature marshmallows in half on the diagonal. Then I dipped the cut parts into colored sugar.
I used 5 sugared marshmallow halves to create each flower, adding a candied pearl for the center.
If you are looking for other ideas for a tea party (like yummy food ideas), check out my earlier post on my daughter’s tea party birthday, including instructions for her super cute teapot cake!
Angela Glenn says
You re so crafty. If I ever get stuck planning a shower again I ll just come consult you to plan it 🙂
LOL — I’ll be here! 🙂
Ok that is so cute. What great ideas. I LOVE it. My fav was how you shared your grandma’s plant in the tea cups! It seems like you had had a fabulous time.
My aunt loved that part, too. I didn’t know she didn’t have any of Grandma’s plants… Now she does!
Seana Turner says
I never would have guessed those flower petals were mini marshmallows – so clever!! I love the tea party idea. We did a tea party bridal shower for my niece and I think everyone loved it. We all dressed up and felt like “ladies” 🙂