High Tea with the Bride-to-be

July 04, 2017

High Tea with the Bride-to-be

For you girls who want an elegant affair for their bachelorette party - we have just the theme for you; High Tea with the Bride-to-be. This party calls for lots of delicious teas, easy finger foods and the most beautiful, instagram-worthy decor. Hosting this bachelorette party allows for a lot of fun creativity in the decor and a gorgeous classy evening with your favourite girls.

We of course have a Pinterest board specifically for a Garden Party themed bachelorette party!

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1. Food 

Food for your high tea bachelorette is easy to prepare. Imagine going to a garden party and think of what would be served there - this is what you are going to serve at the bachelorette. Finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and macaroons are perfect food items for your party. In all honesty, any food item that looks cute on a china plate or beside a tiny teacup is fitting.  

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credit: idoweddingsng.tumblr.com

2. Drinks

It's very obvious the drink that is about to be proposed: tea. This may seem kind of boring, but it doesn't need to be! There are SO many different types of tea out there - from chocolatey flavours to fruity flavours and minty flavours and everything inbetween! This is why a tea bar is a perfect addition to your bachelorette - offering lots of different flavours for everyone's taste buds. 

Some may want a little extra "kick" to their drink if the party is continuing later so of course, we've chosen our fav alcoholic high tea recipe to share with you; Hibiscus Tea Margaritas from The Minimalist Baker.

To make two drinks, you will need

  • Hibiscus tea bag
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1 large lime
  • 2 ounces of Tequila

Directions

After hibiscus tea is boiled and infused into water, let cool in fridge. Add ice to your cocktail shaker, then add the cooled hibiscus tea, lime juice and tequila. Shake vigorously. Pour mix over ice in two seperate cups and enjoy!

credit: catchmyparty.com

credit: catchmyparty.com

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3. Invites

Now that your food is all planned out, you probably should invite your girls. Keep the invites elegant with soft colours, cursive fonts and fluffy words. Below is a bridal shower invite that could be used as a bachelorette invite instead.

source: etsy.com/nicoleBCdesign

source: etsy.com/nicoleBCdesign

4. Outfits

Dressing for the occasion is of course a biggie so ensure you and your bride tribe are dressed to impress. Dress like your attending the Queens garden party; soft coloured or floral dresses matched with pearls and large hats.

The hat is the staple of the high tea outfit and can be made by yourself with a classic straw hat decorates with some real or fake flowers.

5. Decor

The decorations for this party will be simple as most likely, a lot of the decor can be found at home or even in thrift shops. Basically, decorate with as much tea sets and china plates as possible. Use teacups and teapots as flower pots and cupcake holders. Throw fake pearls around any decor you set out and stack any decor items onto books. This classic vintage theme is easily achieved as you can grab your moms old china or head to the thrift shop and get 10 teacups for $5.00. As always, check out our Pinterest page for "High Tea for the Bride-to-be" to get some decor inspo!

source: youandyourwedding.com

source: youandyourwedding.com

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6. Game Ideas

Since this theme of shower will usually be accompanied by a wedding party and bride that hopes to keep things more on the classy side, this game brings about appropriate laughter! "Spill the Tea" is a fill in the blank game where you have to answer questions about the bride to see who knows her the most. Of course, the person who knows her the most gets a prize! 

Below is an example template of the game that you can purchase on Etsy. However, this template is a total DIY for you creative chicks!

source: sunshineparties.com

source: sunshineparties.com

7. Hashtags

A fun way to keep track of photos and to have fun with social media is to give your party a hashtag. This way all your girlfriends can add photos and add your hashtag - allowing you to go through your social media and see pictures you may (or may not) remember!

Some fun nautical bachelorette party hashtags are:

  • #HighTeaForTheBrideToBe
  • #LoveIsBrewing
  • #LastTasteOfTeaBeforeOneD
  • #LaceAndPearlsWithTheGirls
  • #JanesLastTeaWithHerB's

8. Surprises from S.O

If you're reading this and you are the significant other of the lady whose party this is, here are some surprise gift ideas for you to give her!

  • Bride Teacup: This little teacup will turn into her favourite teacup and won't just remind her of the fun day she had with her girls, but how supportive and thoughtful you are.
  • Bottle of Bubbly & Flower Ice Cubes: If the event pertains, bring her favourite bottle of bubbly in a basket of floral ice cubes. This new trend is as simple as throwing flowers in ice cube trays with water and letting them freeze. But, results in the most adorable, instagram-worthy gift. 
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Thanks for reading you elegant ladies.

Happy bachelorette party planning!

- Amelia