Thursday, July 8

Sophisticated Tea Party!

I love the idea of doing a tea party - young or old! Especially for those that don't like do drink too much ;o) I think it would be a great reason to have your girlfriends over (or your little one's girlfriends) without needing a holiday or birthday!

Of course you need tea sandwiches! Everything looks better on a tiered tray topped with fresh flowers! Even egg salad or cucumber sandwiches - inexpensive and oh so yummy! Source and recipe (curried chicken salad)

How about this sweet little detail? Tie a creamer or tea cup to the end of your tablecloth! Not only a great touch, but also practical if you are outside - it'll keep it from blowing! Source

Serve blooming teas in clear glasses or teapots - they are so beautiful to watch "bloom" and taste fantastic too! Source

How beautiful would these bottles be to serve water or ice tea in?  Use a stencil or piece of lace, then stipple paint or glass etching to create a really beautiful, unique look!  Source found via attentiontodetail blog

Homemade lavender sachets would make the perfect favor! They look beautiful tied off in a little ribbon.  If you aren't up to sewing, just find muslin bags to fill with the fresh lavender.  Source and tutorial

(I've shown these before...but thought it was worth showing again for this theme!) I came up with these cookies for my boss's bday.  I cut out a tea bag shape out of wax paper and used to cut out shortbread cookie dough.  I used a round frosting tip to cut a hole at the top of each.  Baked, dipped in chocolate then threaded real thread thru and cut out paper and stamped a cupcake on each side to look like a tag.  I thought they would make a great choice to serve at this theme, too!

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and SO down my avenue right now! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  2. I love the tea bag cookies... in fact I made them for a few friends for Mother's Day. They absolutely loved them!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. OK...so I love the creamer tied to the tablecloth!!! I guess it's the little things :)

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  4. Love the tea bag cookies!! Im going to have to try those! Nice!

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  5. What an adorable layout! I love the teabag cookies and who wouldn't love those yummy tea sandwiches?

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  6. I have to say it again....I just LOVE those cookies you made, it's something that is on my list to make....I'm thinking Christmas for my boss....I'll let you know when I try them out, thanks again for sharing such a cute idea!!!

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  7. Adorable! I love a good tea party!

    Morgan @ PepperDesignBlog.com

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  8. Love the cookies! Thanks for sharing :)

    http://trulychicinspirations.blogspot.com

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  9. Whoa Holy cute! I love blooming tea! Those tea bag cookies are soooooooooooo cute! Make me want to have a tea party! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. OK, so I just ADORE THIS!!!! I am definitely taking some of these ideas for a little tea party. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. LOOOOOVE the tea bag cookies! I posted a link on edible crafts (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com). SO beyond clever!

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  12. This is so totally what I had in mind for a Fancy Nancy Party. It is beautiful! See it here: http://diyingtobedomestic.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/fancy-nancy-birthday-party/

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  13. I love that idea for a tablecloth weight! It's just adorable. Thanks for the great idea.

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  14. The entire set up is wonderful. I especially love the idea of using a creamer for a table cloth weight, your lavender favours and the tea bag cookies! ♥Love♥ the tea bag cookies!

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  15. the tea bag cookies are genius! what a great idea. It would make such a nice gift w/ a pretty cup, or actual tea.

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  16. awww! thanks everyone for the blog and cookie luv! I had so much fun making these, I so need to plan a tea party to do them again!

    hugs!
    Kim @ Frost Me!

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  17. Awesome post! OMG! I LOVE your teabag cookies! Totally CLEVER! =)

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  18. I love your 'teabags'. They are perfect as a gift for my mom. She loves tea, and sweets.
    Thank you.

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