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I recently had the privilege of  throwing a baby shower for a dear friend of mine. I wanted it to be elegant and very special for her. So I decided to throw a baby shower tea party.

Here’s what I did:

THE FOOD

Tea Sandwiches

I decided to make three different kinds of tea sandwiches.

1). Strawberry Chicken Salad – These were so easy to make and absolutely delicious! This is my new favorite chicken salad recipe!

2). Ribbon Sandwiches – While these were very pretty, I have to admit I was a bit disappointed in how they tasted. They were OK, but not the best sandwich I’ve ever had. I think in the future if I make Ribbon sandwiches again, I’ll use a different recipe. This recipe called for pink and green food coloring, but I changed it up and used pink and purple.

3). Cucumber Sandwiches – This is a must for a tea party! Such a classic. While most cucumber sandwich recipes use dry Italian salad dressing mix, the recipe I used did not. I wanted to try something a little different and it was perfect! So good!

Scones

A tea party wouldn’t be complete without scones and cream!

I used The Pioneer Woman’s Lemon Rosemary Scone recipe. Sweet and tangy and oh so delicious! My guests couldn’t stop raving about them.

To go along with the scones, I made this recipe for Easy Devonshire Cream. The two were a match made in heaven!

 

The Cupcakes

I didn’t do anything super fancy here. Just used a Pilsbury Moist Dark Chocolate cake mix and this buttercream frosting recipe. I used food coloring to dye the frosting pink and found some gorgeous white wafer flowers to put on top. Simple yet very pretty.

 

 

THE DECOR

I wanted the set up to look elegant and as authentic as possible. I used a lace tablecloth, doiles, and my rose china and tea set.

 

Napkins/Silverware

For the silverware and napkins, I found THIS pretty idea on Etsy and copied that. I bought paper doiles at the store and the little tea pot charms from Etsy.

Favors

Since it was a tea party, I used tea tins for the favors. I placed a variety of tea bags inside and decorated the outside with ribbon and a simple label that said “A Baby is Brewing” and had my friends due date.

Table Setting

Aside from the lace tablecloth and china, I wanted to add a little more to my tablescape. I put paper doiles on each plate and placed the favor on top. I also used large pink (fake) peony flowers I had and two vintage glass jars for the centerpiece (I also used the peony’s on the food table).I placed them on top of a cloth/lace napkin I purchased years back on a trip to Italy. I used the matching lace tea cloth and the remainder of the cloth napkins on the food table.

 

 

All in all it was a very lovely party and tea time. The mom-to-be enjoyed herself very much and felt spoiled.

Happy Tea Time!

 


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