Bridal Shower Tea Party
A bridal shower tea party can be a very formal affair, with tables set with the family china and silver or picnic tables in the back yard and each woman sporting the biggest hat she could find. They can be a large gathering to bring the women from the prospective families together or an intimate group of the bride and bridesmaids relaxing over a cup of tea. Your tea party invitations can reflect the tone of the gathering.
The menu at a tea party usually includes an assortment of tea sandwiches, which are small finger sandwiches of smoked salmon, cucumbers, tomatoes, chicken salad or other savories. Miniature quiches are also a popular tea table treat. But the best part about a tea party is the sweets. Scones, miniature muffins, cookies and all kinds of small cakes are all regular tea party fare.
The tea party décor will also reflect the level of formality of the gathering, and English tea party invitations can let guests know what to expect and how to dress. One idea for a tea party centerpiece is to arrange flowers in metal tea canisters or ceramic tea pots. Of course, cups are an important part of a tea party, but they do not have to match. Perhaps a relative of the bride collects cups and saucers and she would be honored to use them for the shower. Another idea might be to indicate on the tea party invitations that guests should each bring a cup and saucer as a gift to the bride. Cups can be used as party favors as well. Purchase plain cups and saucers and provide permanent markers for guests to decorate their own cups. Tea cup candles make great party favors, too.
Baby Shower Tea Party
A tea party is also a popular theme for a baby shower. Tea bags can be ordered with the baby’s name if the prospective parents know it, or they can simply say welcome to the new baby. Think small for the refreshments: miniature cannoli, petit fours and tiny cookies are just the ticket for a baby shower tea party. English tea party invitations would also work for a “Sip and See,” a get together held after the baby is born for friends to gather, drink tea and meet the new arrival.
Choice of Invitations
Creations by Leslie carries several styles of tea party invitations, from elegant images of tea pots, cups and spoons to floral hats and tables set for high tea. It will be no trouble to find a design to fit your preferences. Once you have chosen a card and entered your text, a proof will arrive in your email in one to three days. The finished invitations will arrive in about a week. Order your English tea party invitations today using PayPal, Discover, American Express, Mastercard or Visa.