This wasn't the first tea party I've had. Two years ago I invited my closest girlfriends over and we sat around drinking tea, eating yummy treats while having a good chinwag. This year I decided to try something a bit different.
Once I selected the gifts I wanted to wrap them up all pretty. I found some tissue paper and ribbon in my scrapbooking supplies. I keep every spare piece of ribbon I find, sometimes they pay off! For name tags, I used light purple card stock and stamped their names in black. It was a personal touch and fun to do!
To decorate the table, I printed out various quotes from Jane Austen's books and placed them in a photo stand, in front of the gift. It was fun searching through quotes and using funky scissors to cut them out.
|Picture by Rebecca Waczko|
Instead of selecting one tea for all of us to drink, I gave the girls their choice. I set up my kitchen table with multiple teapots and 8 varieties of loose leaf tea, even some hot chocolate for a friend who doesn't drink tea. The flowers on the table helped us forget that outside it was blustery and cold.
All in all the party was a success! We had some great laughs and even better conversations. I think it helped bring out all of our creative sides!