Tea parties tend to be associated with uptown ladies in wide-brimmed hats and prim little outfits. But that doesn’t mean such events are inaccessible to brides everywhere. Besides, an afternoon tea party provides a welcome break from all the pre-wedding bustle and stress. It gives the bride the chance to relax and have fun–for the last time as an unmarried person–with those dearest to her before the big day.
Unique Tea Party Tablescapes and Favor Tables
1 – Add Color – Set the tone with romantic pink and lilac hues! Perfect for a “love is sweet” tea party theme.
2 – Use Striking Colors – In this citrus-inspired color palette, yellow, orange, green, and chartreuse become the life of the table using fruits and florals.
3 – Assemble Favor Tables – Use a favor display with a towering cake or favor centerpiece with porcelain keepsakes. Add a variety of accents with candies, candles, and fabrics.
4 – Use Attractive Wrapping Paper – In this gift and favor display for a bridal shower, incorporate pink and green paisley wrapping paper together with bright flowers in miniature pots for a preppy party.
5 – Add Lace – Our modern vintage bridal shower tablescape show you how to play with lace fabrics through the tablecloth and favors. Use pink roses centerpieces with candles in the center.
6 – Pair Purple and Brown – Create a wonderful country vintage look with a brown and purple palette. See our chocolate brown and lilac bridal shower.
7 – Decorate with Bright Accents – It’s not your ordinary tea party! This gerbera daisies’ table setting shows you how to have a modern, fresh look through the use of bright accents in orange and lime green.
8 – Give Vintage-themed favors – Lovely favors with a classy vintage flair! Fill a pomander-inspired candy bag with buttermints or display a miniature gown place card holder tucked inside its petticoat with Jordan almonds.
Start with a theme to make this intimate gathering truly memorable. It can revolve around an unconventional color palette or an unusual color pairing. It can recreate a Victorian-era garden party, an enchanted fairyland, or a cheery summertime soiree. Once the theme is set, further inventive touches can be added. Food items can serve as part of the decor, for instance. Favors can be presented in charming packaging, like a miniature purse, or in eye-catching displays, like a favor tree. The key is to explore ideas with a new twist and incorporate decorations with a modern touch for a tea party that is far from typical.