Bridal Shower In Vintage Tea Party Theme
If you are planning a bridal shower in the near future- I have the perfect shower theme to inspire you. The vintage tea party theme is trending right now for bridal showers. It’s classic and sophisticated. Plus all the ladies can dress up and you can encourage all the guests to wear a big hat for the shower. Make it a true soiree with requested dress attire – you could even provide a box of vintage found hats for the guests to wear. Today, I am featuring some amazing tea party tablescapes.
This is a fairly easy bridal shower theme to put together. To keep it under budget- ask around to see if you can borrow a family member’s vintage china or visit a thrift store and buy a mash up of old tea cups and saucers. Yep, a mix and match of china is absolutely fine for this set up and would even look stunning. Add in some vintage mason jars and vintage or new decorative tea pots for your flower vases.
To get the look of the vintage tea party you will want plenty of flowers and most set ups feature fresh roses in light pink and white and accents of baby’s breath.
Although, you can still pull off the look with silk flowers as well. This shower above features silks glued around a painted decorative wood picture frame and it looks just as beautiful as fresh flowers. Add in some elements of gold with gold candlesticks or gold plated utensils and of course don’t forget to drape pearls here and there.
Lace is a must for this theme. Use it as bunting, for your tablecloth and even draped it across frames and as a table backdrop. If you can’t find vintage lace linens- there is no shortage of new table linens in lacy patterns and designs – you can even use curtains in sheer lace fabric. Paper doilies on all your plates will look so shabby chic too. Most tea parties feature a sweets table but I recommend offering some healthy options too- such as strawberries and raspberries.
Ask the bride for some old photos of herself and the groom, either growing up as kids or the two of them together, and use them at the event. Black and white is best (color photos can be professionally transitioned to black and white- or you can even photocopy color photos in black and white) and they can be added to picture frames or even hang them up as a bunting.
One last tip for the shower- bring in a bit of violet color in your flowers or shower decor. This year’s color pick by Pantone is Ultra Violet and the tea party theme is perfect for adding in this shade of color. Be sure to spend some time asking the bride about her likes and dislikes for food and decor as well. Add in a personal touch and surprise her. Maybe she loves daisies or strawberry shortcake and would love that you remembered this and included it at her shower.
Come back next week to the The Party Fetti website – I will be featuring big balloons for weddings and for amazing photo shoot ideas!