Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Vintage Inspired Tea Party

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This time of year is a busy one for everyone, and weekends & nights fill up fast. I like the idea of having a gathering during the morning{maybe while the kiddos are at school}. I feel like once you become a mom; your girl's time becomes severely hindered and if you don't pencil it in your much need girls outing wont happen. Or at least thats the way it's been for me. So for this reason I've put together a little brunch Tea party inspiration for ya that is low maintenance & super easy to throw together.
I am a huge herbal tea-lover! My love affair started during my middle school years after trying Bigelow's Cozy Chamomile paired with a bit of honey & lemon. I have had my pantry stocked with a variety of their teas ever since. I just love the calming & rejuvenating effect it has on my body and mood! I mean what mom couldn't do with a bit more of this relaxation{am I right}?

I went for an eclectic look, but still tried to have little pops of gold & pink throughout the party. The first thing you'll need for a tea party is a cute vintage set. I can't get over these darling tea cups, this rose one is by far my favorite! 
Even though Its nice to have a good mix of flavored teas at a tea party, I was really excited to try this Pumpkin Spice variety. It could also be fun to let your guests bring their favorite teas so you can sample new ones!
I kept the food simple with sweet baked goods, fruit and tasty Bigelow tea~ just what we need to get us through the holidays.
I had a handful of these paper "Bon Appetit" place-mats and since it matched the colors of our party perfectly, I decided to turn it into a table-runner. I love the finished product! 
Oh and I've decided come Springtime I'm going to plant these gorgeous flowers all over our yard. Mallorie & I are obsessed with them:)!
Since I was going for an effortless tea party, I went with a nice variety of cupcakes. These raspberry  cupcakes were oh so delicious! 
I also had these festive peppermint & vanilla cupcakes that complimented the Bigelow Pumpkin Spiced tea perfectly.
Chocolate covered strawberries are a must at any party, right?
Have you ever had a hot cocoa cupcake before? They are just scrumptious! I should had these for our hot cocoa bar party we had last month!
Even though your hosting a tea party, It's nice to have other beverage alternatives on the table{especially if you are feeding your guests lots of rich chocolate treats:D}.
If you are planning to have a large tea party, you might want to think about having a couple of kettles of hot water on the table. But for a party of six or so, one kettle might do just fine.
I sprinkled small circles in various colors & sizes throughout the table to add a whimsical splash of color. 
I also added a couple banners to pull the party together. I adore the speckled gold banner...but as you can see from the party I have a small obsession with gold:). 
Are you ready to have your own tea party? You can stock up on all your favorites on your next Walmart trip! Happy Partying!