A Victorian Tea Party
July 23, 2014 by Shanna Hatfield
You are cordially invited to a bridal shower
Please wear a Victorian Hat
That’s what the delightful invitation I received a few weeks ago read.
The first thing I did was an excited little dance at the prospect of going to a bridal shower for my friend’s daughter and attending a tea party. One that required a Victorian hat.
I set about fashioning a hat using a bridal hat for a base. I couldn’t find any colored feathers, so I used a mixture of food coloring and vinegar to die a few white ones. They turned out perfect!
I think my favorite thing on the hat is the polka dot bow. I used a length of organza to sew a long strip then crimped it into a bow and sewed the middle together to hold it in place.
With my hat done, I was ready to party.
And, oh, what a beautiful party it was.
Guests walked in the door to find this absolutely amazing table.
Complete with silver service, lovely tea cups and decadent treats.
I did mention the treats, didn’t I? There were scones with lemon curd, strawberry jam and cream. We also enjoyed finger sandwiches, sweet strawberries, lemon tarts, and, of course, tea!
I was in love with this tea cup. Just so pretty!
It was a blissfully wonderful way to celebrate a bridal shower. In addition to the delicious food, we enjoyed a few games, laughing at each others’ hats, and watching the bride-to-be open her gifts.
A huge thank you to our beautiful hosts for creating such a fun afternoon! You two outdid yourselves!
And congrats to L – may you have a long, happy life with your sweetheart!
She Who Loves Tea Parties and Bridal Showers