Marking Valentine’s Day in a special way doesn’t have to be all about red hearts and cupids. Instead, we suggest a charming alternative to the usual Day of Hearts kitsch: a vintage-inspired tea party for the bridesmaids in soft shades of blue with touches of pink! Unusual, you say? Well, that’s what we love about it. Sort of gives the setting a refined ‘Jane Austen’ ambiance. Here are some ideas to bring the lovely scene to life!
Elegant Details for a Vintage Valentine’s Tea
1 – Tea party invitations Miss Jane herself would approve of! That’s the look to aim for to let your guests know about the upcoming soiree. A good example is this customizable invite from Zazzle, with its damask background in muted teal and an antique chandelier overhead. Demure and delightful!
2 – The perfect setting for the occasion? Why, an intimate tea room in powder blue, much like this pretty-as-a-picture one we found at Heart Handmade UK. It’s actually a showcase of beautiful tea services and home accessories by Rigby and Mac. If you can simulate this scene, lucky you!
3 – You must have dainty porcelain tea cups, of course! These graceful pieces found on Pinterest (attributed to La Petite Poupée) have a sweet powder blue trim and pink butterfly design. Such charmers not only for serving tea in, but for offering sweets and creating little rose centerpieces, too!
4 – Of course, your china and glassware should carry on the blue theme, too. This table setting we discovered via Pinterest (attributed to A Punch of Color Design) isn’t exactly a tea party. But we love the interplay of shades of blue against neutrals and the sweet pink florals. So pretty!
5 – It was love at first sight when we spotted this gorgeous honey tea cake on the blog Tartine and Apron Strings. Not only does the post include a recipe (from Miette, the San Francisco bakery). It also presents this tempting treat in a captivating blue and pink floral-filled setting. Tea party inspiration right there!
6 – For some real vintage eye candy on your party buffet, you can’t get much prettier than these one-of-a-kind creations by High Tea for Alice! A three-tiered stand made from sky blue and white porcelain plates, this particular piece is so aptly named ‘Alice Counts Clouds.’ Just picture your tea cakes and pastries displayed on it!
7 – Hearts at last! Well, it is a Valentine’s party after all. So for the petite finger sandwiches to be served, how sweet it would be to cut the bread in a heart shape. Recipe. com suggests light and tasty fillings such as chicken, ham, egg salad, cucumber and marmalade. Then, serve these on dainty blue plates.
8 – From our wonderful friends at Frog Prince Paperie, these darling tea cookies with pretty florals and powder blue icing are just perfect as favors to take home!
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