Tea Party Ideas & Inspiration For A Sensational Bridal Shower

There is something warm, inviting and wonderfully therapeutic about tea parties don’t you think? The enticing aroma of brewing tea, fine intricate china and those moorish sweet delicacies with an allure hard to resist. There’s also the excuse to catch up on some serious gossip with your girlfriends. So time to spark your ‘inner hostess’ with this pretty collection of tea party inspiration and bridal shower ideas!

Bridal ShowerFor many of us, the tea party is a nostalgic event transporting us back to our childhood days. I distinctly remember how wonderful it felt to act all grown up and sophisticated and play “tête-à-tête.” I would painstakingly set up my colorful kiddy table with four pretty plastic tea cups and saucers, fill them with bright red raspberry cordial and make a display of my favorite butter cookies. Then acting the perfect hostess, I would carefully serve each one of my VIP guests (Mr Teddy, Miss Barbie and my Siamese feline Kimba) and “wax lyrical” throughout the afternoon.

How To Host A Bridal Shower Tea PartyHosting a classic tea party is a wonderful tradition which spans across many cultures. It will always be and elegant and fun way to entertain a group of friends no matter the occasion. You can plan a tea party to raise money for charity, use it as an excuse to catch up with the girls, or as a pretty bachelorette party or bridal shower. Here’s my tips for hosting a bridal shower tea party with plenty of pizzazz!

How To Host A Bridal Shower Tea Party With Style

Get out your prettiest plates and dust off the crystal . . .

Wedding Tea Party

Style up your table with bunches of pretty blooms, floral linens and as much girl power goodness you can fathom . . .

Tea Party Ideas

Cupcakes at a tea party are practically mandatory. . .

Girls Tea Party Ideas

Adding a touch of sparkle to your wedding shower will make you feel like a Princess.

Tea Party

For maximum WOW effect stylize the decor with a monochromatic look (white looks amazing!)

Tea Party Bridal Shower Ideas

or go retro with lots of neon colors and groovy hip decor .

Tea Party Decorations

Take it outdoors for a enchanting garden party . . .

Wedding Shower Tea Party

Channel your inner child and decorate with reckless abandon!

Tea Party Children

Go a little crazy with a Mad Hatter or Alice in Wonderland theme . . .

Mad Hatter Tea Party Ideas

Go all out with the menu – display pots of tea in a variety of blends, pretty platters with assorted tea sandwiches, gorgeous cake stands overflowing with decorative cupcakes, and mouth watering cakes too pretty to eat!

Bridal Shower Tea

or. . . ditch all the girly stuff, keep it laid back, and have a BBQ style bridal shower with the boys!

Tea Party Bachelorette Party Ideas

If all else fails . . . .  you can always have tea-for-one!

Tea Party Inspiration

Hope these ideas help trigger your imagination and give you plenty of creative ideas for your ultimate tea time. 

Tell me . . . what is your favorite Tea Party style?


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    Deana Frymark says

    Thanks for the great writeup. So many lovely decorations. The Alice in Wonderland theme is amazing!

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