A Victorian Tea Party

You are cordially invited to a bridal shower

Tea Party

Please wear a Victorian Hat

That’s what the delightful invitation I received a few weeks ago read.

The first thing I did was an excited little dance at the prospect of going to a bridal shower for my friend’s daughter and attending a tea party. One that required a Victorian hat.

tea party hatI set about fashioning a hat using a bridal hat for a base. I couldn’t find any colored feathers, so I used a mixture of food coloring and vinegar to die a few white ones. They turned out perfect!

tea party polka dot bow 1

I think my favorite thing on the hat is the polka dot bow. I used a length of organza to sew a long strip then crimped it into a bow and sewed the middle together to hold it in place.

With my hat done, I was ready to party.

And, oh, what a beautiful party it was.

tea party table 2Guests walked in the door to find this absolutely amazing table.

tea party silverComplete with silver service, lovely tea cups and decadent treats.

tea party snacksI did mention the treats, didn’t I? There were scones with  lemon curd, strawberry jam and cream. We also enjoyed finger sandwiches, sweet strawberries, lemon tarts, and, of course, tea!

tea party cupI was in love with this tea cup. Just so pretty!

tea party table 1It was a blissfully wonderful way to celebrate a bridal shower. In addition to the delicious food, we enjoyed a few games, laughing at each others’  hats, and watching the bride-to-be open her gifts.

tea party hostsA huge thank you to our beautiful hosts for creating such a fun afternoon! You two outdid yourselves!

And congrats to L – may you have a long, happy life with your sweetheart!

She Who Loves Tea Parties and Bridal Showers

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