A few weeks ago my mom and I had the honor of putting on a Tea Party Bridal Shower for my cousin. We always knew that when she got married we would throw her her very own tea party and it was a blast. We rented out a little tea house and had high tea with 24 guests. Since the event was at a venue, we weren’t able to add too much decor, but we were able to add our own touches with some little details.
Here are a few pics of the event and some of the details we put together. I’ve included a few free printables at the bottom too!
At each place setting we placed a small party favor bag filled with herbal teas. We used organza bags and then attached a dress silhouettes that were all dolled up. We saw these made at a shower a long time ago and decided to give them our own shabby chic twist. I ironed the fabric onto interfacing and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the dress silhouettes. Then my mom put on all of the little details.
We topped it off with a little tag saying “Love Is Brewing”, very fitting with the theme :) (printable below)
The tables were very charming and very sweet.
They served high tea on beautiful tiers and they even made my gluten-free egg-free scones which were AMAZING.
The decor in the tea house was adorable, we really didn’t need anything else!
While we didn’t have to add any decor, we did play a few games and I made some printables for them. A Kitchen Gadget Memory Game, Bridal Shower BINGO and personalized place cards. Free printables below for your enjoyment.
For the Bridal Shower BINGO game, we handed out a card to each guests prior to the bride opening her gifts. Guests were asked to write down any type of bridal shower gift that came to mind in each square until the whole board was filled. As the bride opened the gifts the guests could check off that box of an item received and the first person to get 5 in a row won!
We have played this game a couple of different ways over the years. The first way is to load up a tray with both traditional and unique kitchen gadgets and pass it around the room one time. After the tray leaves the room, the guests are given 2 minutes to write down as many things as they can remember. Whoever remembers the most correct items wins.
For this Tea Party, my mom found an adorable shabby chic apron and hung all of the kitchen gadgets off of the apron. The bride put on the apron and walked around the room for the guests to see. And once she left they were asked to write down as many as they can remember.
I created a generic tag if you would like to use it. I used my Silhouette to cut this out in a tag shape, but you could easily just cut it out and use a hole punch for the tag. We paired this with herbal teas and gave them away as party favors.