Vintage Tea Party Bridal Shower

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!

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Valentine’s Day Mini Cards

VALENTINE MINI HEART CARDS

Last week I featured these cards, along with some other easy Valentine’s Day craft projects, and today I am sharing how to make them.

If you missed last week’s easy and quick Valentine’s Day projects,  which included these adorable butterfly Smarties, you can see all the projects – HERE

Today’s project for the Valentine cards are perfect for making with the kids for a classroom card exchange since they are mini size and will fit in the kid’s card boxes.  They are also fun to decorate with embellishments and stickers or stamp Valentine sentiments on the mini cards.

All that is needed for your supplies is cardstock paper in your choice of colors, red and pink of course for Valentine’s Day, a die cutting machine (Sizzix Big Shot or the Cricut Cuddlebug are the two I use) and the metal die for cutting these designs is We R Memory Keepers Quickutz Mini Valentine Cookie Cutter Die available – HERE

The set comes as two dies and the mini rectangular square die can be cut in white cardstock or light pink for your card inserts.

First cut all your cards and envelopes and decorated your cards, you could also purchase store bought mini Valentine’s cards and slip them inside, if you don’t want to hand make your cards.

Next you will want to cut all your heart envelopes and then you are ready to assemble.

Once your mini cards are placed in the middle of your cut envelopes, simply fold the two hearts together in the center (the die even perforates your fold lines for you) and lock your hearts together with the pre-cut slits.

Next you can decorate your outside envelopes with even more and bigger hearts layered over your smaller hearts and cut down the middle for opening, like this –

These can also be placed on top of Valentine gift boxes –

So there you have it, easy Valentine cards to make with the kids.

This week I added lots of new Easter and spring pinwheels and I am running a big 50% OFF SALE in my Pinwheel Pretties Etsy shop –

Stop by for some great deals on fun twirling favors for your next party or celebration at my shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES 

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New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you believe it is almost 2018? Where has this year gone! Well, no time to fret over all those projects you didn’t get done.  Instead, time to flip the switch on the coming new year and start planning. Why not get in the diy project making motivation with these 10 Easy New Year’s Eve party decorating ideas.

 

 

Let’s get started and ring in the new year in style!

10 Easy New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

  1. Bubbly Balloon Backdrop – Such an easy idea, just tape up gold and silver balloons as a backdrop!

 

New Years Party Balloon Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Sparkle Garland –  use leftover wrapping paper or glitter card stock and a large circle paper punch.

 

 

DIY New Years Garland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Tinsel Garland – hang these up anywhere, on the wall as a curtain backdrop for your party table or as a photo background.  They look especially wonderful hanging from balloons too.  Wrap around giant New Year’s 2018 numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Tinsel Party Hats – Make some easy diy party hats, so easy to make with cut out cones rolled and you can even use your leftover Christmas garland!

 

 


New Years Glitter Party Hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Glitter Champagne Glasses- Easy to do with painted Mod Podge glue and gold glitter.  These glittery glasses are super easy to make, all you need is a jar of Mod Podge (for glass), some some gold glitter and flute glasses.  Paint your bases of your glasses with Mod Podge and sprinkle loose glitter on for shimmering bubbles.

 

 

DIY Glitter New Years Champagne glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Bubbly Bar Banner– yep, right from my shop, Wedding & Bridal Designs– perfect for your New Year’s Eve champagne bar, but also wonderful at a bridal shower or bachelorette party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Decorated Thumbtack Candles- So fast and inexpensive too, just buy a box of gold thumbtacks and some small pillar candles and have fun making these for your New Years table!

 

 

New Years Thumbtack Candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Gold Tinsel Cake Toppers- The easy way to turn a simple cake into a fun New Years Eve dessert! Tinsel piping is all you need so bend and shape them. Oh, and perfect at Valentine’s Day too!

 

 

Pipe Cleaner Cake Topper New Years Eve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Glitter Champagne Bottles- Why not!?  These will match your glitter painted glasses too!  Simply spray with adhesive and sprinkle any color of glitter on your bottles for bling at your party!

 

 

Glitter Champagne Bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Ball Drop Cupcake Toppers- transform Styrofoam balls into sparkly toppers.

 

 

New Years Ball Drop Cupcake Topper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these 10 Easy New Years Decorating Ideas for your New Years Eve Party or DIY home decorating!

Be sure to stop by The Party Fetti Shop – we have plenty of NEW YEAR’S EVE PRINTABLES that you can easily DIY some last minute quick decorations for your NYE soiree!

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Thanks for stopping by the PARTY FETTI website.  I’ll be back in next week and throughout 2018 with many amazing party ideas and inspiration!

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