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Whimsy and Cute Tea Party Ideas

Tea parties may be from a different era, but they are making a comeback! This theme party can fit any kind of event whether it’s a girls night out, bridal shower or for a low-key birthday celebration. 

Full of charm and a touch of whimsical, tea parties are an enjoyable get together that ladies love. Here are a few tips and ideas you can incorporate into your tea party to give it that nostalgic look and feel.

Flower Power on Your Tea Tabletop

If you go to any craft store, there should be a plethora of colorful tissue paper you can use. Pick some of the prettiest colors you can find and make these flowers to scatter your tabletop with an d give some flower power to match the tea cups.


Fiskars shows you how they made these beautiful flowers for their tea party that you can follow to DIY these at home.

Sweet Treats in Tea Cups

Take a simple cake stand and turn it into a splendid display of sugary treats at your tea party. We loved this cake stand that had a variety of tea cups placed on the tiers that didn't have tea, but sweet treats inside instead! Take a trip to your local flea market and find vintage inspired tea cups like these pictured at Sweetopia .


Make sure they are all different from each other. You don’t need to be super matchy-matchy and it’ll give this dessert centerpiece a special look. Place your favorite cupcakes inside the tea cups for guests to grab their cup and enjoy!

Serve a Few Dainty Finger Sandwiches

No tea party is complete with a few finger sandwiches to complete your menu. Easy finger foods are a must at a tea party and light bites like cucumber sandwiches are a tradition. We've got a few easy recipes for you to make delicious and easy sandwiches for your party.


Check out these easy finger sandwich recipes to serve on your tea party menu.

Colorful Desserts

This brilliant dessert is easy on the eyes and would match a tea party menu perfectly. Cookies & Cups crafted these delicious and mouthwatering graham cracker butter cream treats. Stacked high and filled with pastel colored butter cream deliciousness, this dessert is super easy to make.


These eye-ppealing treats will have your guests drooling in anticipation of enjoy these creamy graham cracker goodies.

When planning a tea party, remember to stick to floral, pastel and shabby chic elements to really capture that nostalgic old-era feel of a traditional tea party. Offer up a variety teas and treats, and guests will enjoy the laid back feel of your gathering. And remember, anything vintage and DIY will give your party a personalized touch that'll make your party even more special. 

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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