How to Decorate a Bright Spring Tea Party: From Floral to Fiesta Inspired

There’s nothing like the prospect of spring to perk up your mood, right? And what better way to channel that positive energy than to plan ahead for a Spring Tea Party in the brightest, most festive colors! Here, we share our inspiration for a gathering in a garden venue with prints, patterns, textures, and party elements that take their cue from this season of gorgeous, fresh flowers and the flair of a fiesta. Make your choice – or mix them both! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Of course, you must take advantage of the beautiful spring weather by holding your tea party in an outdoor venue. Out on a patio or porch, alongside your pool, in a shaded garden nook, underneath a flower-decked trellis, even on a paved pathway bordered by lush plants.

Then, make it a real celebration of the season with table elements in a rainbow of bright colors, set against crisp white and natural materials. And certainly, flowers everywhere!

bright, spring tea parties

Beyond that, we must point out the decorating touches we love in the inspiring examples above:

#1 – To create a fresh, youthful feel: fun wall art, prints or mini posters (best if hand made), mix and match placemats, mini flower bunches balanced on candelabra, colored vintage glassware, and (look closely) blue candied apples!

#2 – Such an inviting sight to welcome guests with: perfect-for-spring green and yellow table linens, a towering floral centerpiece, and daisy accents on chic ghost chairs

#3 – For a bit of a fiesta vibe: multi-colored papel picado combined with flower-print bunting, honeycomb hanging balls, and bright floral plateware

#4 – For a poolside tea party: hints of the tropics like a pineapple canister, blue-tinted glassware and hand-painted goblets and bowls, and natural woven placemats

#5 – If it’s a vintage garden setting you are aiming for: dainty chinaware and tea cups, a floral-print tablecloth and lace accents, pastel bunting overhead, and flowers (from single stems to sweet bunches) in varied vases, vintage bottles and teapots

Credits: 1 – Tiffany Marie, via Johnson County Lifestyle / 2 – San Diego Style Weddings / 3 – via Amazon (*affiliate link)/ 4 – A Blissful Nest / 5 –, via Cups and Saucers

Mad Hatter-inspired Tea Party in Bright Spring Colors

Mad Hatter Alice Tea Party

Thinking about styling your party with a specific theme? Why not a Mad Hatter-inspired one, as we did with our own set! It’s a tea party after all, plus you can go crazy with the colors.

Mad Hatter Alice Party Favors

Note how we combined vintage-style tea party elements with DIY touches – like the towering candelabra made from cardboard tubes, the ribbon bows on teacup handles, paper confetti scattered on the tabletop, and faux cardboard cakes that hid party treats and favors!

Mad hatter alice favor ideas

Our Picks for a Tea Party with a Fiesta Vibe!

A tea party and fiesta in one? Why not! In place of traditional pastels, go for a truly festive flair with vibrant colors and Mexican-inspired decor ideas. See our fun choices below. (*these contain affiliate links)

bright, spring tea parties products to use

1 – Talking Tables Floral Fiesta Disposable Plates (12 count)
Paper plates with a pretty floral border and charming scalloped edge (Ships from and sold by

2 – Nomad Flower Mugs (set of 4)
Crafted of earthenware in a mix and match of colors and floral patterns (via World Market)

3 – Round Polybraid Placemats (set of 4)
In a shape and choice of cheery colors, made from easy-to-clean polypropylene (via World Market)

4 – Bettina Floral Tray
Made of powder-coated iron, decorated in a vibrant medallion design (via World Market)

5 – Fiesta 3-Tier Turquoise Server
Made of vitrified china with a glossy glaze, such an appealing way to display party treats (via Macy’s)

6 – Heart-shaped Favor Box
Woven from abaca fiber on a wire frame, perfect for serving sweets at the party or for giving as cookie- or tea bag-filled favors (from Bellenza)

7 – Mini Donkey Pinatas
The cutest way to bring in that fiesta flair – whether as place card holders, centerpiece trimmings, or take-home favors (sold by Amazaque and Fulfilled by Amazon)

8 – White Dolomite Cactus Vases (set of 4)
Even single flower stems can make eye-catching centerpieces in these unique holders (via World Market)

9 – Fiesta Paper Fan Decorations (set of 6)
Just the thing for an instant festive vibe – used as hanging decorations or to create a tea-and-treats station backdrop (Sold by Party Supplies and Crafts Super Store and Fulfilled by Amazon)

All smiles now? How can you not be, with these cheery styling options for a Bright Spring Tea Party!

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