Wow it’s been over a month since I last blogged! Since then we have welcomed the newest addition into our family, a beautiful boy ( I never understood why people called boys beautiful, but I totally get it now!). I have ALOT of creative loveliness to blog about, most of it being the amazing presents given to us when the munchkin was born, (which we are soooo grateful for!). In fact I feel another baby week coming up! However in the mean time how about a tea party? A baby shower tea party to be precise. My sister in law is also expecting a bundle of joy and for her baby shower she had a tea party theme, I’ll let the pictures do the talking…
Pom poms and paper honeycombs where hung above the table
Tea cups, saucers and teapots where hired from and the dish ran away with the spoon , They went perfectly with the theme!
One of the cake stands we had, I had to photograph all the individual tiers before I put it together!
Of course no tea party can be called a tea party unless scones are served along side clotted cream and jam of course!
Between us we had all sorts of bits and bobs to use as props to go with the theme. The frame above was one I had bought an never actually used, it was perfect to hold the menu! The stand it’s on is actually a jewellery box I bought just before my wedding (Four years ago!) again it goes with the theme perfectly. Make sure you keep an open mind when planning stuff like this, you never know where you will find inspiration!
Again this vintage style case was a wedding present, it was a perfect way of adding some height to the layout. The shop bought mini meringues where absolutely delicious!
The cakes were also ordered from and the dish ran away from the spoon, we had a raspberry and orange victoria sponge, chocolate crunchy cake and a lemon drizzle cake. They were all spot on!! The cakes were delicious and frostings and fillings where perfect! (There was no chance that my sister in law or myself were going to do any baking, it was definitely the right choice!)
My sister in law had these mason jars, just right for serving lemonade in, the stripey straws add the perfect touch! The whole afternoon was lovely full of good food and good company. Also when you can’t make everything yourself it is worth while sourcing some independent bakers and producers to get high quality goods.
I’ve just realised I’ve used the word “perfect” way to much in this blog post. I have also realised that I didn’t take a picture of the full table :(. However my sister did a blog/vlog about it, you can go and check it out. I’m going to do a post on the invitations separately, which we made ourselves so keep an eye out for that. Hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures!