If there's one type of party that I really love...it's a tea party. From the delicious food to the themed tables, tea parties are incredibly fun.
I started throwing a tea party for my church, and we had our second one just last weekend. I chose a farmers market themed table, and along with Birthday in a Box, pulled it off quite well.
I don't own a full set of "real" china, so I used coffee cups, and then got plastic plates/saucers, and silverware. I wanted it super colorful to enhance the "summer" feel.
The dessert stand was purchased off Amazon.com, and I decorated it with burlap, tulle, fake sunflowers, and styrofoam strawberries. The decorative grass is one of the best amazon purchases I've ever made. I use it for parties all the time!
For the goodie bags for each person, I took mason jars, and cut burlap and glued it to the mason jar. I then took some burlap trimmings from Hobby Lobby and stuck them on the top of the burlap.
I put in my goodie bags candy, tea, a honey stick, and rock candy. Cause really - how cool is it to sweeten a cup of tea with rock candy?!
The handkerchiefs and rock candy were from Birthday in a Box, along with the silverware, napkins, and plates. The chalkboard clips were from Hobby Lobby, which I painted with a chalk marker.
I ended up candying some violets from my garden, and putting them on each saucer. The candying part was tedious, but really fun. My daughter really enjoyed putting the superfine sugar on the flowers.
I found these really cute little bottles at Hobby Lobby, and decorated them with chalkboard stickers from Birthday in a Box.
I lined my ceramic berry boxes with foil to hold the jellies, and put them on top of a small wooden crate to further the "farmers market" feel.
I found this cute necklace at BassPro (of all places) so I bought it and gave it to the speaker at our tea.
This was the coolest thing, I think. The chalkboard sign came from Birthday in a Box, and it got lots of compliments.
Look at all that delicious food!
Here are a few of the other tables at the tea.
Do you ever go to a tea party? They are so much fun!