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!
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To set the scene here are some sweet invitations and printable selections:
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!
A few other delightful options:
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!
Could lantern’s get any more sweeter than this?
Love the lace look of this lantern:
This white paper sunburst would look gorgeous contrasted with pink:
If your tea party setting is outdoors these hanging lanterns would really dress up the garden:
For a really personal touch, these custom made fabric lanterns by Whimsy Petite Styling would look just darling for a tea party!
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!
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:
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!
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:
This set comes with this pink cardboard suitcase which also provides a styling idea.
You could use these white vintage suitcases to display an elegant tea set:
A few more options the little one’s will love:
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!
Doilies are so sweet to use at a tea party to decorate a table:
Also love this idea of doily placecards:
You could recreate the effect with these plain white doilies:
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!
Ruffles on a cake stand? Yes please!
These are some great options if you prefer a simple and elegant look which you can work into many different party themes:
And an unbreakable option for those little one’s who still want a tea party but may not be ready for the real crockery:
Besides tiered cake stands you can also fill your table with other lovely tableware for serving your delicacies:
These mini cakestands are just so adorable!
Wrap some delicate paper or tie some lace or ribbon around these cones and use them to serve all sorts of treats:
Lovely baking cups for your cupcakes and muffins:
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:
A cute cake bunting to dress up a simple cake:
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:
A sweet tray to serve drinks from, or to display a tea setting:
Tall candle holders look great on a tea party table and these off white holders would work well with some pink or green candles:
Some special ideas for labeling of your sweets, treats, drinks etc:
Just to make your food look even more irresistible are these food flags to sit on your canapes!
A gorgeous tea bag box you could use to serve sweets/lollies in, cutlery or just for decoration:
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:
If you are having a candy buffet then this glass teapot would work well in carrying the tea party theme through:
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:
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:
Lovely vintage teaspoons for the little one’s to use or take home:
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:
For a pretty unbreakable vase option, this teapot vase (which has a waterproof base) would look so cute on your table!:
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:
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!
A lovely garden parasol which you could keep permanently in your garden:
This delicate birdcage would really compliment an outdoor teaparty setting!
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:
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:
These sweet prints would look lovely in your party area!
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:
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:
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:
Or how about these exquisite flower wands? Perfect for a floral tea party:
For favour packaging I love these ideas for the little one’s to take home a sweet treat in:
These gorgeous tapes can be used to pretty up any packaging:
Or for the genuine lace look you could use these on your packaging as well as on glass drink bottles etc:
Other delightful items for the guests to carry something enjoyable home in:
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!
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.
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
Greater Brisbane –
Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba + Northern NSW – Hummingbird Vintage
Adelaide – High Tea at yours
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!