I think one of my favorite types of parties to do is a tea party. I think it must be all that English blood flowing through my veins.
I love everything that goes along with a tea party – usually pink and frilly! And then those scones aren’t so bad either.
Last month my daughter Tessa had the role of the evil Miss Minchin in Little Princess at her high school. As part of the performance they offered a tea party with a special visit from some of the characters in the show.
The tea party was a project for one of the Marketing students and I volunteered to help.
I couldn’t resist – I offered to help with the food and decorations.
Since it was a fund raiser the budget we had to work with was rather limited but we made it work!
We decided to go with a pink and purple color scheme.
The party was being held in a bare, ugly teacher’s lounge so we tried to add a little softness and color to the room.
I was able to use the tissue paper pom poms from Tessa’s Pink Birthday Party.
I added in some pink chinese lanterns that I bought online – very reasonably priced – from Luna Bazaar. I hung the pom poms and the lanterns using clear fishing line and thumbtacks from the ceiling.
For the tables we used plastic tablecloths from the dollar store (small budget) and pink and purple paper goods from there also. One of the teacher’s brought her china teacup set so the grownups could drink their tea from real teacups.
For the table decorations I took about a yard of pink tulle per table and created a little pink cloud in the middle of each table. I placed a cake stand in the center of each cloud (ones I had at home). I went to Goodwill and found some inexpensive teacups, they don’t have to match. I stacked them one inside another and glued them together and placed the teacup stack on top of the cake stand to create a whimsical, cute and inexpensive centerpiece.
A piece of ribbon tied to one of fhe teacups was the finishing touch.
We also created a little vignette just outside the teacher’s lounge so people would know where the party was.
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