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Pretty Tea Party Theme

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes…

Spring is around the corner and the perfect time to be thinking about a tea party for your little girl. I just adore this theme…the lace, fresh flowers, scrumptious tiny treats served on gorgeous tableware.

This theme is a beautiful chance to decorate with lots of pretty things! If you prefer to HIRE some tableware, check the end of this post for some tea party hire companies!

For help or inspiration for the tea party you are planning please contact me at lifeslittlec@gmail.com for information about my Custom Online party styling services which you can read about here.

To set the scene here are some sweet invitations and printable selections:

Tea Party Invitations - The Little Humbug

 

Style Me Gorgeous tea party printables - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Tea Party printables - The Candy Tree

 

Vintage Chic Party Suite printables - My Little Jedi

 

Ava's Tea Party invitation - Belle and Boo

Decorations for this party are perfect for being used afterward in your daughters bedroom or for future girly theme parties, which make them worth the extra money you spend on them. These shabby chic and floral buntings could be used many times over!

Shabby Chic Floral Fabric Bunting - Twiggi

 

Shabby chic bunting - Canterbury Belle

 

Utterly Scrumptious Paper bunting - Lark

A few other delightful options:

Truly Scrumptious Rosebud bunting - P is for Party

 

Kitty Bunting vintage doily banner - Domum Vendemia

 

Tea Party Cupcake bunting - Oh My Giddy Aunt

 

Pink polka dot bunting - Pink Frosting

These fabric chains would look so lovely dangling around your tea party area with its pretty pattern. It’s a unique decoration that your little girl is sure to want in her bedroom afterward!

Fabric Chain - Linkits

Could lantern’s get any more sweeter than this?

Ruby Rose Floral Lantern - Pink Frosting

Love the lace look of this lantern:

Pink eyelet lantern - Occasion by Design

This white paper sunburst would look gorgeous contrasted with pink:

White rice paper sunburst - I Love Parties

If your tea party setting is outdoors these hanging lanterns would really dress up the garden:

Hanging etched lantern - Emerald + Ella

For a really personal touch, these custom made fabric lanterns by Whimsy Petite Styling would look just darling for a tea party!

Custom Made Lantern - Whimsy Petite Styling

Also adore this custom made party hat also by Whimsy Petite Styling! I saw both these items in a recent feature of a tea party by Whimsy Petite Styling and thought they were just beautiful and love that they can be custom made to work in with the fabrics you are using for your tea party! Watch out for an upcoming blog post featuring this tea party and a SPECIAL OFFER for all of you!

Custom Styled Party Hat - Whimsy Petite Styling

One of the beautiful features at a tea party is the table! So for your table here are a few choices of fabric and paper tablecloth and table runner options which will keep your table looking charming but within budget:

Cath Kidston cotton cut roses tablecloth - Lark

Classic bridal shower table cloth - Pink Frosting

Truly Scrumptious tablecloth - P is for Party

Cream flower tablerunner - Champagne Creations

Rich cream lace tablerunner - My French Bazzaar

Garden Tea Fabric Party Table Runner - I Love Parties

Pink Cotton tablerunner with lace trim - I Love Parties

Shabby Chic Pink Hipp floral paper table runner - Le Petite Party

Shabby Chic Floral blue paper table runner - Le Petite Party

Pink Floral table runner - Le Petite Party

A tea party is a great excuse for you to buy some gorgeous teaware (although if you wish to hire instead, check out the end of this post)! Depending on the age of your little one’s they could use them to drink some refreshments, or you could use them mainly for decoration or as a take home gift with some sweets wrapped inside. You could pile pretty tea cups on top of each other or lay out a full tea set for a beautiful tea party centerpiece. Here is a selection to inspire you!

Pink tea cup - Raw Space

 

Gold Trim tea set - Oriental Tea House

 

Floral Complete tea set - Oriental Teahouse

 

Ice White Tea Ware - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Tea Set - Carousel Boutique

 

Christina Re tea cups - Christina Re

 

Robert Gordon Alice tea cup - Robert Gordon Australia

 

Oversized tea cup and saucer - Pretty in Pink

 

Sweet Dreams Jumbo Cup Mango - T2

 

Afternoon tea cup green - T2

 

Liberty Tea Cup & Saucer - Sweet Little Birdy

 

Franz butterfly teapot - Peters of Kensington

 

Royal Doulton Signature Platinum teapot - Peters of Kensington

 

Teapot - Robert Gordon Australia

 

White wire teapot - Somethings Country

These are some cute options which the little one’s can safely drink out of, and which double as a lovely gift for the birthday girl too:

Tin tea set - Ministyle

This set comes with this pink cardboard suitcase which also provides a styling idea.

50's style tin tea set - Cradle rock

You could use these white vintage suitcases to display an elegant tea set:

White vintage suitcases - The Owl & the Pussycat

A few more options the little one’s will love:

Polka Dot tea set - Bootique Baby

 

Ikea 10 piece coffee/tea set - Ikea

Here are some more unbreakable choices for tableware, perfect for little hands. Just because they are paper doesn’t mean they can’t look pretty!

Truly Scrumptious Paper plates - Lark

 

Pink Rectangle Plate - Mon Tresor

Pink Polka dot plates - Mon Tresor

Classic Bridal paper cups - Pink Frosting

Truly Scrumptious Napkins - P is for Party

Cath Kidston Napkins - Lark

Doilies are so sweet to use at a tea party to decorate a table:

Truly Scrumptious Doilies - P is for Party

Gold Doilie - The Little Big Company

Also love this idea of doily placecards:

Doily Placecard idea - Amour Amour

You could recreate the effect with these plain white doilies:

Paper Doily - Koko Vanilla Designs

Nothing says tea party like tiered cake stands! They give such height to a table setting and really display the treats in an irresistible manner!

Cath Kidston Spray flower cake stand - Lark

 

Robert Gordon 2 Tier Cake Stand - Twiggi

 

2 Tier Metal Stand - Sweet Little Birdy

Ruffles on a cake stand? Yes please!

3 Tier Pewter Ruffle Cake Stand - Mon Tresor

These are some great options if you prefer a simple and elegant look which you can work into many different party themes:

Square high tea 3 tier stand - Little Sooti

Alimrose tea party stand - Little Betsy Baker

And an unbreakable option for those little one’s who still want a tea party but may not be ready for the real crockery:

Truly Scrumptious Cardboard Cake Stand - P is for Party

Besides tiered cake stands you can also fill your table with other lovely tableware for serving your delicacies:

Square Liberty plate - Sweet Little Birdy

Hobnail cake stand 15 cm - Sweet Style

Hobnail Compote Pink - Sweet Style

These mini cakestands are just so adorable!

Petite Treat Mini Cakestand - Sweet Style

 

Hello Hanna Sweet Stands - Lovely Little Parties

Wrap some delicate paper or tie some lace or ribbon around these cones and use them to serve all sorts of treats:

White paper snow cone - Mon Tresor

Lovely baking cups for your cupcakes and muffins:

Liberty Patty Cups - Twiggi

Pink Baroque Cupcake wrapper - Complete Party Boxes

Floral Cupcake Wrappers - Hard to Find

For your main birthday cake, these cake stands are so fitting for a gorgeous tea party and will ensure your cake stands out amongst all the other beautiful tableware that is being used on the day:

Harriet Cake Stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs

Pink Cake Stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs

Pearl Edge Cake Stand - Sharnel Dollar Designs

Provincial Style Cake Stand - Vintage Glamour

A cute cake bunting to dress up a simple cake:

Cake Bunting - Raspberry Lime Paperie

 

Now for some extra special touches for this pretty tea party!

Having a tea party doesn’t mean the little one’s have to drink tea! They could drink an assortment of juices, punches and lemonade. However if they do want to experience a bit of the tea experience, then I love this “She-Tea” junior blend made especially for the little one’s with a natural fruit infusion! It naturally caffeine-free, contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, and has no added sugar. These would also make a great take home gift:

Junior She-Tea - Lark

A sweet tray to serve drinks from, or to display a tea setting:

White wire tray - Sweet Little Birdy

Tall candle holders look great on a tea party table and these off white holders would work well with some pink or green candles:

Off white candle holders - Funky Bunches

Some special ideas for labeling of your sweets, treats, drinks etc:

Wooden mini blackboard clips - Occasion by Design

 

Teacup Cardholder - Robert Gordon Australia

Just to make your food look even more irresistible are these food flags to sit on your canapes!

Truly Scrumptious Canape Flags - P is for Party

A gorgeous tea bag box you could use to serve sweets/lollies in, cutlery or just for decoration:

Manifique Tea bag box - Lifestyle Ensemble

This collection of wooden serving trays have lovely fabric patterns on them which really dress them up. This is one of many designs they have available:

Josie's Damask in watermelon serving tray - The Owl & the Elephant

If you are having a candy buffet then this glass teapot would work well in carrying the tea party theme through:

Small glass teapot - Sweet Little Birdy

To add a bit of a garden touch, these grass placemats can be used for centerpieces, a base for a tea set display or as lovely placemats on the table:

Grass Placement - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

Such a beautiful menu card holder  which could be set up to display a menu of the food being served, or a welcome or birthday message:

Menu card holder - Parisian Influence

Lovely vintage teaspoons for the little one’s to use or take home:

Vintage Tea Party Spoons - Twiggi

Fresh flowers are a must for a tea party! You could display them in pretty floral bowls, coloured glass vases or for a unique look I love this vintage style bottle to hold one or two stems in. A few of these along your table would look divine:

Vintage Style Apothecary Bottle - I Love Parties

For a pretty unbreakable vase option, this teapot vase (which has a waterproof base) would look so cute on your table!:

Utterly Scrumptious Teapot Vase - Little Sooti

An absolutely gorgeous tea cart which would make a stunning feature at the tea party, and could be used to serve food/drink from as well. It would make a lovely item in your garden for after the party as well:

Tea Cart in metal - Lily Chic Events

These captivating umbrella’s and parasol’s would dress up the tea party area and could even be hung upside down for a unique decoration. I’m sure the girls will love playing with them too!

Umbrella Frou Frou French Vanilla - Lily Chic Events

 

Belle pink lace parasol - Baby Showers Australia

A lovely garden parasol which you could keep permanently in your garden:

Pink polkadot garden parasol - Brown Paper Packages

This delicate birdcage would really compliment an outdoor teaparty setting!

Bird Cage - Lifestyle Ensemble

Another “wow” factor piece is this pink chandelier. It is just stunning and would look amazing in your home afterward, ensuring that this splurge is well worth it:

Pink Chandelier - Ministyle

These picnic blankets from Amelie’s Room are handmade of quality fabrics. A new range is coming in August and they would be perfect for a tea party setting laid out on the lawn:

Plaza Picnic blanket - Amelies Room

These sweet prints would look lovely in your party area!

Keep calm & drink tea print - Mulberry Muse

 

Personalised tea set picture - Kids Interior Design

A delightful table setting for your little girl which you could use on the day of the party for her and her friends or to just set up a lovely tea-setting for decoration:

White timber table setting - Bambino Home

At the end of this divine party here are a few ways the little one’s can take home a bundle of prettiness!

These floral fans are sure to be loved by the little one’s at the party and make a great take home gift:

Ruby Rose paper fan - Little Curl

What girl wouldn’t love a ribbon wand to twirl and dance around with! An enchanting gift that the girls could play with at the party as well:

Tutu and Twirl Ribbon Wand - Pinwheels & Pearls

Or how about these exquisite flower wands? Perfect for a floral tea party:

Felt Flower ribbon wand - Pinwheels and Pearls

For favour packaging I love these ideas for the little one’s to take home a sweet treat in:

Pink lace bags - Emerald + Ella

These gorgeous tapes can be used to pretty up any packaging:

White lace tape - Emerald + Ella

 

Floral Tape - Emerald + Ella

Or for the genuine lace look you could use these on your packaging as well as on glass drink bottles etc:

Lace Ribbon - Amazing Paper

Other delightful items for the guests to carry something enjoyable home in:

White Treat Box - Candy Soirees

Linen Drawstring pouch - Pink Frosting

Pink Cupcake Tote Box - Mon Tresor

Finally just when you didn’t think there could be any more prettiness coming your way, here is some inspiration for a special outfit for the birthday girl to wear on the day of her Tea Party. I adore the collections by Sydney based Tea Princess – beautiful lace, frills, pastel colours and sweet embellishments. Their range does sell out quite quickly however here are a few pieces of their  collection still available in some sizes from their stockists. Keep an eye on their website for their Summer range!

Tea Princess dress with Battenberg Lace in Dusty Mushroom Pink - Latoriana

Tea Princess Sky Pink Smock Dress - Sweet Thing

Tea Princess Bow Chic Babydoll Dress - Sweet Thing

 

Hopefully you have found some gorgeous inspiration for this delicate theme and remember to keep your eye out for our real Tea Party feature for some extra ideas and a special offer for all of you.

HIRE:

If you love the idea of having all sorts of beautiful tableware for the tea party, but prefer to HIRE it for this one off occasion, here are some lovely suppliers I found of tea partyware and/or tea party styling so you can still have a gorgeous tea party but won’t be left with items you don’t think you’ll be needing again.

Perth – Antiquitea

Melbourne – A Vintage Affair

QLD:

Greater Brisbane -

Whimsy Petite Styling

Chocolate 2 Chilli

Fancy Tea

Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba + Northern NSW -  Hummingbird Vintage

Adelaide – High Tea at yours

NSW:

Central Coast, Northern Sydney, Newcastle – Vintage Tea Time

Sydney -  The Vintage Kitchen

Unfortunately I could not find these services in Canberra, Tasmania or the Northern Territory but if you know of any places please let me know and I will add them to this list!

I hope your little girl enjoys being celebrated through this pretty theme!

posted on 26th Jul 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

You are my sunshine theme

In the midst of winter here is a bright party theme to warm you up and make you smile! I love the idea of this sunny theme based around the song “You are my sunshine”.

I’ve incorporated some ideas based around sunshine, sunflowers and ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, however you could really use most of these items for any yellow theme party such as a Rubber Ducky or a Buzz buzz bee theme! You could also combine yellow with a pastel pink or purple if you want more of a girly feel, or combine with a baby blue or light grey for a boy.

It makes for a great first birthday party or baby shower (lovely to celebrate the little one’s who are yet to arrive!).

So if you are ready for some sun in the middle of this winter, sit back, browse and enjoy….

First off let me share these gorgeous milk cake stands which come in the beautiful Buttercream colour you can see which would really highlight any yellow touches in your cake as well as looking so sweet on the table!

Milk Glass Cake Stands - Sweet Style

If you prefer a darker shade of yellow then this Amber stand shown here in a smaller size (but available in other sizes) would be great either for a cake or for displaying other treats:

Hobnail cake stand in Amber - Sweet Style

To top off your cake, have a look at this precious cake bunting! This is a great way of dressing up a simple cake if you don’t have the time to decorate the cake yourself or the money to order a custom cake:

Cake bunting - Mon Tresor

For another great effect on your cake, try these 6 inch yellow celebration candles!

Celebration candles - Sharnel Dollar Designs

To bring some sunshine to your party area I love this Sunshine fabric bunting. It has a mix of delightful yellow patterns and would brighten up any room in your home afterwards:

Sunshine bunting flags - Giggleberry Creations

This paper sunburst hanging decoration totally compliments a sunshine theme and would look great combined with the below paper lantern:

Paper starburst decoration - Details, Details

Ribbed paper lantern - Details, Details

Love this giant yellow balloon for another sunshine party effect! Rather than being hung these could be attached as a row of single balloons attached to balloon sticks and stood on the table itself.

Yellow 3ft giant balloon - Little Sooti

Party hat’s have come a long way haven’t they? Check out these yellow daisy fabric hats! They would double as a take home gift as well for the little one’s!

Felt party hat Daisies - Stella and Livi

Those of you in Sydney will love these mini yellow chairs to hire for this party! Am sure you can find similar in other states, so this is just to give you the idea of what could be out there:

Tiny yellow chair - Tiny Tots Toy Hire

Another alternative are these ultra cute stools from Ikea!

Mammut Children's Stool, Light Yellow - Ikea

For some bright table decor you could use this lovely tablerunner on top of a white tablecloth:

Lemon/White tablerunner - The Party Parlour

Then team up this square plate with the yellow patterned napkins:

Yellow square plate - The Princess & the Pirate

Limoncello napkins - Occasion by Design

These milk bottles come in a beautiful lemon or Buttercup colour! Can you imagine how gorgeous they would look?

Colour milk bottles - Lily Chic Events

Can’t get enough of paper straws around here….!

Lemon, Yellow striped paper straws - Mon Tresor

Pop some homemade lemonade into this fabulous beverage dispenser to add an extra burst of yellow onto the table as well as being a great item to bring out at all your parties!:

11.5L Beverage Jar Dispenser - The Little Big Company

You could also use this vibrant handmade yellow jug for a bold splash of colour:

Italian tableware yellow jug - A Little Shop

For your sunshiny cupcakes, brighten up your table decor with this yellow cupcake stand:

Yellow cupcake stand - The Princess & the Pirate

The design of these cupcake wrappers remind me of rays of sun going into the clouds….Ahhh…. =)

Yellow & white stripe cupcake wrapper - Details, Details

If you are taking  a ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ spin on this theme, then these adorable toppers would dress up any cupcake!

Little Miss Sunshine cupcake toppers - Icing Tops

Sunflowers totally work with this theme and I’m loving this unique idea of a tissue sun-flower. These come with the stem and leaves (not the pot) or you can also order flower pom’s without the stem.

Flower stem stick - Ah-Tissue

 

Flower pom - Ah Tissue

An extra special touch on your table or around your party area is a canvas or print which you can then hang up later as a reminder of this special day. Here are a few lovely one’s I found for this theme to remind your little one how special they are!

You are my sunshine print - Hello goodbye again

 

You are my sunshine Canvas - Nella Designs

 

You are my sunshine digital art work - Heidi Stock designs

As much as we all love yellow, it isn’t always the easiest colour to find candy in. Here are some delicious finds in this sunny colour:

Lemon Swizzle Stick - The Little Big Company

 

Diamond and Pearl Swirl Lollipops - The Little Big Company

 

Yellow bon bons - Sweet Style

 

Persian Fairy Floss, Saffron Colour - Lily Chic Evens

 

Yellow choc beans - Little Dance Invitations

 

Yellow sugar coated almonds - Hoot Invitations

If you are after some sunshine printables here are 2 great picks! One is based on “My Little Sunshine” and includes everything you could possibly need for your party! The second is a cute “Our Little Miss Sunshine” invite which also has other matching items if you follow the link.

My Little Sunshine Birthday printable - Stockberry Studio

Little Miss Sunshine printable - Loralang Designs

Finally ending with some take home lovelies, these pom pom sticks are just magical aren’t they? They come in a smaller size also and make a really special take home gift which carries on the Sunshine theme well.

Pom pom sticks - Ah Tissue

I love the idea of giving a book as a favour (it’s the teacher in me!) – it’s useful and will be a nice reminder of your little one every time their friends read this story!

Little Miss Sunshine book - Dymocks

If you are planning on giving some sweets as a take home gift, then this little tin is so cute!

Yellow tin column - Details, Details

Or these self-standing striped lolly bags are lovely and allow a bit more room!:

Striped lolly bag - Mon Tresor

You could top off your packaging with a lovely ribbon….

Yellow retro ribbon - The Party Parlour

Or add a thank you tag using these cute little pegs!

Yellow wooden miniature pegs - Occasion by Design

Well I hope you feel all warm and sunny inside after all that yellow I’ve thrown at you! It is such a versatile & happy colour and one which really matches the joy of childhood !

Hope you enjoyed these finds and they help you on your way of celebrating your little one’s!

 

 

 

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