Recently, I had the opportunity to host a baby shower for friend expecting her first baby girl, and really it doesn’t get more precious then that! A tea party filled with vintage elements seemed like the perfect thing. Of course we used all the pretty things we could think of: pale pink, lace, china, delicate desserts and tea! The photos are NOT top quality here, but I couldn’t resist sharing.
The invite was simple. I designed the picture, using a burlap and lace image, and of course pink tea cups.
The Decor was mostly do-it-yourself projects and items with vintage charm. For the Tea for Two Sign, I bought some wooden letters at the local dollar store, and gave them a fresh coat of pale pink paint. When dried, I glued them to some twine, and once I had them arranged where I wanted them, I attached them to an ikea picture frame, placed on the wall, and voila! This piece set the tone for the rest of the decor.
A sweet and subtle lace doily garland was hung around the space, made from twine, and paper doilies found at the dollar store. It is quite a simple project: fold the doily in half, and glue it on the twine, and insta-vintage decor! It looks dainty and fit right in with our theme.
The dress was hand made either for me or mother, either way, it was perfect! I pinned it to an old window frame I had using double-sided tape. Then to finished placed pink wooden letters to spell baby, and then draped it with a pink tulle garland I made with twine, and tulle pom poms. I placed a pair of sweet baby shoes on a pedestal I had. What a pretty vignette!
Mommy-to-be needed some bling. I made this corsage using ribbons and lace, twisted them around and glued them into a flower shape. Then I placed a crystal and pearl, some tulle, and glued some ribbon and lace strands to the back. A lovely way to honour the mama-to-be!
Additional decor items included strands of pearls in a glass canister, vintage inspired hair clips, which I attached to jars, and pink lace tea light holders from Ikea.
Of course, a tea party isn’t complete without some sweet delicacies. A collection of china tea cups and saucers were filled with 4 different flavors of tea, Orange Pekoe, Earl Grey Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Rooibos, and Strawberries & Cream. My lovely friends helped with the delicious goodies. We served pinwheel sandwiches, cranberry brie and crackers, delicate macarons, blueberry scones, fruit topped cheesecake tarts, puff pastries, fruit, cookies, and carrot cake cupcakes. The table was filled with loveliness…it looked delightful, and tasted even better!
To top of our carrot cake cupcakes, a friend iced them with cream cheese icing, and then placed these pretty pink carriages and rocking horses on top which I found at the local dollar store. Cupcake toppers that are so easy and so adorable!
For fun we made personalized headbands for baby. To get our guests creating, a station was set up with different colour head bands, flowers, ribbons, and embellishments. Once the creation was complete, guests placed head bands in a labeled bag and could write their name on it. This was so much fun, and guest had a lovely time channeling their inner crafter, while making something special for baby.
Next up was personalized diapers. Guest wrote a message for mommy or daddy to read during those late night diaper changes.
As guests said their good byes, they could choose from a variety of teas to take home and think of baby and mama as they enjoy their next hot cup of tea.