TEA BRIDAL SHOWERS
Ideas on Bridal Shower Tea
Invitations, Favors, Decor and More
bridal shower invitation ideas
new wedding trend that’s catching on in popularity is the idea of a
tea bridal shower. Though afternoon tea is a daily ritual in some
countries, in America it’s quite a novelty.
Having an afternoon tea
as a bridal shower can be fun and elegant way to celebrate.
You can also incorporate the tea theme into the different aspects of
So now that you’ve
decided on a bridal shower tea, how do you get started? You’ll need
to set a menu, location and date as well as plan activities and send
out invitations for the bridal shower tea. If you’re at a loss as
to what makes a great tea shower, don’t fret. Keep reading to find
some great ideas for bridal shower tea invitations, locations,
favors, food, games, decor and gifts.
Tea Invitation Ideas
There are lots of
ways to incorporate the tea theme into the bridal shower
invitations. Whether you find invitations that are in the shape of
a teapot or tea cup or you incorporate a tea sachet into the bridal
shower tea invitations, you can make them stand out and go along
with the theme.
idea for bridal shower tea invitations is to make them yourself
using a paper doily. Glue the doily to a small square of colored
paper. Cut out an even smaller square of paper and print the
invitation text on it. Then glue it to the doily and you have sweet
ladylike invitations to the tea shower.
You can purchase
invitations for the tea bridal shower online from a stationer like
MyGatsby.com or you can select invitations from a card store near
your home. When you purchase online, you’ll get the best selection.
the shower budget and the size of the guest list help to determine
the location. If you want to spend less money, you can easily do a
bridal tea shower at your home or the home of a friend. If your
budget is a little bigger, you can arrange to have the tea in a
tearoom, a hotel, restaurant or country club. Remember that the
money you may save by holding the shower at home can be quickly
eaten up by the cost of decorations, so keep that in mind when
choosing a location.
Thoughts on Food
thinking of food for the bridal shower tea, think of dainty finger
foods. Tea sandwiches, bar cookies, petit fours, mini fruit
skewers, canapés, cheese and crackers all make nice refreshments.
And no bridal shower would be complete without cake.
To keep the
flavors from clashing, serve a vanilla, lemon, butter or almond
flavored cake for a tea bridal shower. Make the food display
attractive by displaying it on cake stands and pastel platters.
Often the preparing
of tea can be an activity in itself. Have plenty of hot water
available in teapots and let guests choose their own tea variety
from a display, be sure to include a decaf option. You should also
have a pre-made regular variety tea (like Lipton) displayed in an
attractive teapot. Alongside the tea display, you can have a
collection of tea accompaniments like fresh mint leaves, lemon
slices, candied ginger and sugar cubes.
on the favors for a bridal shower tea is one of your easiest tasks.
Just go with the theme! A special tea bag with in a decorative
package makes a nice shower favor. Another idea is to purchase a
teacup for each guest and place a tea bag or other goodies inside.
You can also give
guests a unique ball of tea leaves that blossoms into a flower when
brewed. Sometimes also referred to as “art teas” there are several
varieties to choose from (golden flower blossom is one of our
favorites.) You can easily find these special gifts online or from
a tea shop. Each art tea blossom could be wrapped in a decorative
a Tea Shower
You’ll want to keep
everything very proper and ladylike to go with the tea theme. Use
pastels and white in your décor. Lacy or pastel colored tablecloths
and napkins will add a feminine touch. You’ll want to make sure
there are plenty of spaces for guests to rest their cups and
saucers, cover all tables with linens in case of spills. To go with
the tea theme, you can place floral arrangements in teacups or tea
pots. A bouquet of peach roses would look lovely in a blue delft
tea pot. Streamers and garlands are also appropriate to use for a
If you hold the
bridal shower tea in a hotel or restaurant, the gift opening will be
the sole activity. If the shower takes place in a home, you can
plan a variety of shower games like bingo and question games about
A tea bridal shower
doesn’t necessarily have to include tea as a gift to the couple.
But, if the bride and groom are tea aficionados, you could use tea
as a gift theme. A collection of fine teas, teapots or full tea
sets are all fine gifts. Another idea is to ask each guest to bring
a tea cup and saucer as a gift. Then the bride and groom will have
a unique tea set.