Ooh la la…I’d love to spend an afternoon in here with my girls for Mother’s Day! Some of our Celebrate Society members collaborated on this beautiful shoot to create inspiration for a Mother/Daughter Parisian inspired high tea! Styled by Events by Sara at the beautiful new venue Le Petite Kids Tea and Spa in Sydney!
Browse the photos below and the vendor list at the bottom to recreate this!
It’s time for another amazing party board from Rebecca of Little Sweet Styling. The focus for this month is on a Tea Party theme and the board is filled with gorgeous parties and party supplies to suit!
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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 email@example.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
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.