This party was the girls' first tea party so it was so much fun to put together! Most of my time was devoted to making the the giant tissue paper flowers that went on both walls. I bought the tissue papers in different hues of pink and white from Party City and followed youtube videos on how to make them.
The teacups are from different antique stores including Not too Shabby in San Jose, Antiques Then and Now in San Carlos and some from my mother. I wanted the teacups to be mismatching but still have a common color theme that brought them together.
Since the chandelier in our living room is more modern, I wanted to make it a little bit more romantic and draped pearls and lace all around it. I added some faux roses at the top of the chandelier to compliment the paper flowers on the walls. For our main table centerpiece, I added fresh Peonies, Freesia, and Green Hortensia to a big white teapot to set the stage for the rest of the table. The cloth napkins are from Anthropologie. I made napkin rings out of faux pearls and 3-D paper butterflies. For the table cloth, I layered a floral table cloth underneath a crocheted white table cloth for more depth.
Before the guests arrived, we covered up the room that had the table with the tea party spread with a big sheet. Once all the guests arrived, we had a big reveal where we dropped the sheet and opened up the room for the girls. I will never forget the look on the their faces. Priceless! :)
What People Ate
We served strawberry cream cheese sandwiches and ham and cheese sandwiches (all the the crusts cut off).
What People Drank
For drinks we served warm water with honey instead of real tea.
For the sweets we served as Mexican Wedding Cookies, French Macarons, Fruit Tarts, and Sugar Squares. All the desserts aside from the cupcakes were from Draeger’s Market in San Mateo. The mini cupcakes were from Kara’s Cupcakes.
Activities / Games
Midway through the tea party, we played Royal Bingo that I bought from Etsy. For another structured activity, I had the girls make 3-D butterfly posters by gluing pre-cut butterflies on colorful paper. I bought papers with pretty backdrops from Michael’s and had butterflies already cut out using a butterfly shaped hole punch. They glued them on and folded the wings up and to make it 3-D. I taped a bunch of 3-D butterflies on the ceiling as well to add some more dimension to the room. They also played a Tea Cup Bean Bag Toss game that I bought from Party City.