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For the Vintage Tea Party, I wanted a certain look. I was going for a look that was half old-fashioned formal and half quirky cute. I’m not sure that I succeeded fully, but I was satisfied overall.
BTW, I know these photos are so amazing that you will want me to tell you how I manage to take such good ones, but they really were all done with my phone. 😛
Here is what I did:
For the tables I stuck to a more old-fashioned theme. I kept the decorations simple and allowed the tea set to be the focus.*****************
Adult table: I used an empty tea pot and filled it with fresh flowers. I set a teacup next to the pot and placed
a doily underneath them both. I used a white tablecloth with green placemats and napkins.
Kid’s table: I used a white tablecloth with a embroidered flower runner borrowed from my mother-in-law (in fact, most of the decorations were borrowed from her). Monkey had a white tea set that she wanted to use for the girls. For the centerpiece, I filled a pitcher with fake flowers. The girls also had pink napkins.
Food table: I didn’t have to do much since the food
nearly covered the entire surface. I covered the table in a baby blue tablecloth and placed a lace runner across the middle. I used the food as the main decorations, but I also placed a vase of flowers on one corner.
Craft table: No real decorating here. I just placed a tablecloth over the folding table. I tried to arrange the craft stuff to look inviting. I think it worked. The girls spent about an hour on their hats.
Our apartment is small, so I didn’t want to do too much in the way of room decorating. I placed a few lace doilies on a few surfaces. I also hung some of Bo’s room cranes (which I will eventually take pictures of and post…) from the ceiling above our TV. I hung three tissue paper pom-poms from various areas of the room.
And that was it. It was simple enough to keep me from feeling overwhelmed, but festive enough to feel fun!
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