A joyous occasion calls for a fun theme. How about High Tea? And since it is a wedding shower, add the four most important things to the décor: something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Have guests wear fancy gloves or hats to keep the mood festive and light. People have a better time when they can be involved in the party.
SIMPLY BETTER COCKTAILS
Serve all the drinks – even the cocktails – in fancy tea cups to create the perfect setting. Check out some of our simple cocktail recipes below for ideas.
SIMPLY BETTER FOOD
Keeping with the High Tea Theme, light fare is best. Serve these delicious smoked salmon sandwiches with the watermelon, arugula, feta salad on the side and everyone will be raising their pinky fingers!! See recipes below.
SIMPLY BETTER TIMES
For Something Borrowed, borrow your mother’s china or an assortment of fancy teapots from friends and/or guests [BYOT = Bring Your Own Teapot]. For a centerpiece, fill teapots with fresh flowers and set them on a handkerchief or embroidered cloth that can serve as Something Old.
For Something Blue, tie fresh white napkins with a knotted blue, satin ribbon.
For place settings, place a small silver frame at each place setting with a picture of the bride-to-be and the guest. They make for elegant, classic favors that can serve as both decoration and takeaways, and also as Something New.
The most important thing to remember is that this is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for the Guest of Honor so let your excitement flow. Pass it on to your guests in every detail, and above all else it will make the shower every bit as special as you want it to be.