A tea party is perfect for many occasions like bridal showers, bridal tea parties, baby showers, garden parties, house warming parties, birthday parties and holiday gatherings. Tea parties can have a theme and range from casual to more formal.
The tea is usually served with an array of small snacks and an alternative drink like water, juice or coffee for the guests that do not prefer tea. Hosting a tea party is a fun way to bring guests together. Tea parties can be hosted from home, a backyard or a rented out space. Guests can attend in casual dress, or be instructed to wear formal attire.
The invitations to the tea party will help guests visualize the style of the tea party and dress accordingly. Some tea party theme ideas include a Valentine's Day tea, Easter tea, a seasonal tea, and a celebratory tea. Tea parties can also be thrown for going away parties, to congratulate someone, or to announce an engagement. No matter what the theme or reason, our tea party invitations will have guests ready to attend and partake in this party tradition.
Once the location of the tea party has been decided, the host will send out invitations to tell guests when, where and why the tea party is being held. RSVP cards can also be included.
Bridal showers are the traditional way for female relatives and friends to gather prior to the wedding and honor the bride with gifts, play games and eat delicious food. One way to accomplish this is to host an afternoon tea party and extend this theme to your bridal shower invitations. Your afternoon tea party bridal shower can be casual and fun or formal and traditional-it’s up to you!
An afternoon bridal tea party doesn’t need to observe the traditional rules of a tea party if you want to lighten the mood and put your own unique spin on a traditional social activity. If you decide to host a casual afternoon tea party bridal shower, however, it’s important to send bridal shower invitations that not only convey a tea party theme, but are casual in appearance so guests understand that this isn’t high tea with the queen. For example, you could send afternoon tea party bridal shower invitations that feature a trio of tea cups with unique and modern patterns in bright, fun colors against a pale pink or blue background.
Another way to let your guests understand the true nature of this fun afternoon tea party is to invite them to dress-up like fine ladies of a previous era arriving for tea. Invite them to wear long strands of pearls, fun vintage hats and elegantly embroidered hankies. If you go to a thrift store, you can have fun choosing a few extra pieces so that any guest who isn’t prepared or wants an extra accessory will be able to participate. Ladies can even exchange items with each other or you could make a game out of it. Instead of having guests arrive already decked out, simply invite them to bring “dress-up” clothing items and lay all the clothes and accessories in piles. Give everyone five minutes to assemble their outfits for tea and make sure to have a camera for a group photo and even a small prize for the best dressed.