Get inspired by this adorable tea party for a baby shower or a ladies get together. Hosting a tea party is not cheaper than a dinner party but can feel as grand. It is a great socializing event.
Mix pastels dishware with classic ornamentations to create a vintage atmosphere. Stop by the flea market to assemble your dinnerware. Grab different plates and flatware. Simply make sure they share a common element.
UK retailer Bombay Duck sells a Vintage Tea Party collection in pastel blue, pink and cream. What I like is that you find everything you need. The collection extends from dinnerware and serving ware up to flatware. In fact, it becomes your checklist.
+ Vintage Tea Party Bowl – £6
+ Vintage Tea Party Tea Plate – £6
+ Vintage Tea Party Dinner Plate – £9
+ Vintage Tea Party Teapot – £15
+ Vintage Tea Party Milk Jug – £6
+ Vintage Tea Party Sugar – £9
+ Vintage Tea Party Mug – £5.50
+ Vintage Tea Party Large Serving Bowl – £15
+ Vintage Tea Party Serving Plate – £15
+ Vintage Tea Party Silverplate Spreaders – £28 for a set of 4
+ Vintage Tea Party Silverplate Tea Spoons – £24 for a set of 4
+ Vintage Tea Party Silverplate Sugar Tongs – £15
+ Vintage Tea Party Silverplate Cake Slice – £28
+ Vintage Tea Party Cake Stands – £29.50 for set of 2
Setting the Mood
Play old-fashioned music. As the hostess, you wear a vintage style dress. If like the suggestions of hiring a tea leaf reader
You can bake ahead a Lenguas de Gato Cookies and a lemon or orange cake. I found these two easy and inexpensive recipes on Cookstr, a new food Web site featuring recipes by established Chefs. I want to thank Vanille of At Down Under for introducing to me Cookstr.