Looking for an elegant, feminine bridal shower theme that’s easy to plan and sure to please? With the Downton Abbey film premiering in September, there’s no better time to break out the teacups and throw your bestie a proper afternoon tea bridal shower. But this isn’t your granny’s tea party! Even though it has a vintage influence, a tea party bridal shower doesn’t need to be stuffy or old fashioned. With the right menu, décor and details, it can be just the kind of fresh and fun girly afternoon that everyone – especially the bride – will love.
My favourite part, of course! I love creating decadent afternoon teas for my event catering clients in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and London! For the perfect afternoon tea menu, stick to the classics. Include all the traditional English favourites: delicate finger sandwiches, buttery scones with berry preserve and clotted cream, dainty petit fours, and a selection of homemade cakes. I make every treat in-house, so the ingredients are fresh and local, and the results are truly delicious!
To complement the food, of course you’ll want to serve a selection of hot teas, from Earl Grey to English Breakfast, with fruit and herb varieties available for guests who prefer them. You could also serve bellinis or champagne cocktails in heirloom coupe glasses. Or why not let guests mix up their own at a prosecco bar?
Stick to the tea party bridal shower theme for your favours. For example, tea cup candles or little potted plants in tea tins. Put together small boxes with different types of tea and a strainer, or send guests home with sugar cookies decorated to look like tea pots or cups and wrapped in cellophane and ribbon.
Most importantly, have fun! Pinkies up, ladies!
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