Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tea Party

My dear friend from high school, Anna, is an October bride-to-be. And, this weekend, I was a hostess for a bridal tea in her honor. Girly parties like these are my favorite, so I wanted to share some pictures of our little soiree.

Kasi, a fellow hostess, is a far better photographer than I. Check out her pictures here

 My sweet mother lent some of her furniture for the cause. I thought the round table added some warmth to the entry way.

For the front door, I mimicked, or attempted to mimic, the font used on the wedding invitation envelope. 

 A close-up of the entry table. My sister was kind enough to design the invitations. She did such a fabulous job.

 I found these Prima Bella roses at a wholesale florist here in Birmingham. I loved the pink-tinged edges. They resembled garden roses.

In the interior entry table, we set up a tray of homemade old-fashioned teacakes for guests to help themselves.

And nothing says party like whimsical lanterns. 

 Here's a long shot of our food table. This food was definitely not fit for men - cucumber sandwiches, mini BLTs and ribbon sandwiches. No crusts allowed.

 We also served some light desserts...because what's a party without sweets?

Strawberry Baby Bites from Pastry Arts in Homewood. Or, as I like to call them, Heaven.

We placed Ranunculus in bud vases throughout the table. 

Lollipops lollipops

I found these whimsical bunting banners, which match the lanterns, at Target.

Lemonade's not lemonade without a pink-striped paper straw. 

French macarons. 

Bride-to-be Anna with some of her party guests.
Happy ever after, Anna!


Kasi said...

This was such a cute shower. You really do have a talent for all-things-party! (and your pictures look great too!)

julia (jules) said...

where did you find those adorable pink and white paper straws? LOVE! :)

Christening Invitations said...

Oh I love the pink, white and touches of yellow you've added to the decor. It would be SO perfect for a girl's christening party :D Thanks for sharing!

Christening Invitations said...

Ooh the invite design is lovely. Your sister is really talented! Also, LOVE Prima Bella roses! :D

Birthday Invitations said...

I love tea parties! What a lovely party! Cute color combo, and the place looks amazing! Love that white gourd lamp! Do you have more pictures of the stationery and invitations and all?