We’ve been planning a tea party for Shreya and her friends for months, and the day finally came last Saturday. With 13 girls on the guest list, we decided to include the 7 moms and 2 grandmas to make it a mother-daughter tea party.
Of course, I spent several weeks, gathering vintage tea cups and teapots from my stash and planning the centerpieces and table decor. I found the perfect vintage rose looking fabric at Hobby Lobby for the table runners. So that set the theme for a pink vintage tea party with roses and butterflies.
Pink Vintage Tea Party Decorations
For the centerpieces, I tied vintage books together with brown paper, lace and jute. Each teapot was filled with a small rose bouquet, draped with pearls. I also scattered tea bags I had decorated with pretty labels. The plates were fancy plastic plates trimmed in rose gold with matching rose gold plastic silverware. Each place setting had a vintage china tea cup, a small cupcake pedestal with doily and cupcake, and a personalized pink teapot favor box. Some cupcake pedestals were made by gluing short glass candlesticks to saucers.
Tea Party Activities
As the mothers and daughters arrived, we had a table set up to decorate straw hats for the girls. I had made up kits with matching flowers, ribbons, bows, and tulle for the hats we provided. The girls decided how they wanted their hats decorated and the moms wielded the hot glue guns. I had also made a few fascinators for the moms that didn’t wear hats.
The girls played a couple tea party games before “tea” was served – apple juice from a pretty teapot.
Pink Vintage Tea Party Buffet
The buffet included finger sandwiches (cucumber, chicken salad, ham and cheese and peanut butter and jelly.) There were also veggie sticks and spinach dip, crackers and cheese, mini quiches, a teacup-shaped fruit salad – and of course a dessert and candy buffet.
Pink Vintage Tea Party Sweets Buffet
Sweets included a tiered red velvet naked cake, yellow and chocolate cupcakes, teacup lollipops in flowerpots, candy-dipped oreos, chocolate dipped sugar cookies shaped like teabags, marshmallow teacups, butterfly kisses favors and various candies. Of course we included treat bags to take the sweets home in.
The drink station included spring water, grape punch, iced sweet tea and a variety of hot teas with cream, sugar, lemon and honey for the moms. There were also decorated water bottles.
Moms and girls were surprised to receive mother-daughter matching bracelets in their teapot favor boxes.
After the tea party, we took mother-daughter portraits at a little tea party table we had set up in the nursery. Hopefully the bracelets and portraits will be nice reminders of a memorable tea party.
Supplies for Pink Vintage Tea Party
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- Round Paper Doilies Variety Sizes
- Rose Gold Plastic Plates and Silverware for 25
- Pink Teapot Favor Boxes
- Large White Linen Tablecloth
- Paper Straws
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