When I was in London in April, I had the opportunity to enjoy a proper afternoon tea at The Berkeley. It was so beautiful and quite delicious! Tea parties are perfect for bridal showers and baby showers. My baby shower for Kate was afternoon tea hosted at The Phoenician. Such a perfectly girly thing to do, if you ask me! When I was contacted by Steven Smith Teamaker about designing a shower filled with creative ideas for food, desserts, decor and tea (of course!) I jumped at the opportunity!
Inspired by the look and feel of the gorgeous Smith Tea Wedding Collection packaging, we went with a simple, modern, industrial style tea party theme. Smith Wedding Teas are perfect favors for a tea party shower, wedding or as bridesmaid gifts! You can personalize the boxes and tins with the wedding date, bride and groom's names and location. Guess what? We are giving one lucky reader the chance to win $200 of Smith Tea! Enter at the end of this post!
For our tea party, we kept the color palette neutral and add a feminine touch with gorgeous peony arrangements.
Printable designs always add that special finishing touch to any celebration!
Smith Tea wedding tins are perfect for tea party flower arrangements. Simply add flowers to a small jar with water and place into tin. You can even personalize the labels on these wedding tea tins! (Love this idea!)
No party is complete without dessert! Offer a few different options for the guests to enjoy during the shower.
For a pretty, yet simple bridal shower cake, bake a favorite recipe and cover with white frosting. Top with a fresh flower for an added embellishment.
Individually served items like cupcakes and pudding parfaits are perfect shower treats.
Create a display with various teas, teapots and teacups. Guests can try the different flavors and choose a favorite (mine is White Petal!)
Don't forget to serve savory bites along with all of those sweets! Crostini, salad and a cheese board are all fabulous choices for an afternoon tea (recipes coming soon!)
Use the printable "bride" banner design to embellish the bride-to-be's chair at the shower.
A personalized box of Smith Tea is the perfect party favor to send home with guests! Display several flavors so the guests can take home their favorite tea that they enjoyed at the shower!
Here are the printable designs to get you started on planning your own tea party bridal shower.
- Download Bride Banner
- Download Blank Invitation
- Download Blank Menu
- Download Blank Place Cards
- Download Featured Food & Dessert Labels
(Files can be customized for a small fee, email us for details)
The TomKat team has decided that we are going to start treating ourselves to afternoon tea much more often!
Would you like to join us?
Smith Teamaker (Smith), an artisanal line of handcrafted full-leaf, small batch teas, introduces the Weddings Collection, six marriage-themed blends designed specifically for wedding related events, including bridal party gifts and guest favors.
Through the Smith Weddings program, prospective brides and grooms can pick from six aptly named blends, including: Honeymoon, Lovers Leap, Bouquet, Black Tie, Wedded Bliss, and White Petal. Each blend comes packed in decorative loose-leaf keepsake tins or handsome string-tie cartons of 15 sachets each. Couples can add their name, wedding venue and date in a font color of choice on the box. In addition, personal messages to guests can be accessed on a special web page.
Visit Smith Weddings, or call 1-800-624-9531 to learn options, access samples and place orders.
Time for a fabulous giveaway!
Use the widget below to enter to WIN a Collection of Teas valued at $200.
Can be used toward a custom wedding blend.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
:: sources ::
tea :: steven smith teamaker
party styling/design :: kim stoegbauer, the tomkat studio
photography :: rennai hoefer, ten22 studio
location :: vintage 95 wine lounge, chandler arizona
recipes/food styling :: jessica helgeson, see salt