Friday, July 31, 2009

Tea and Crafts Party

Ok, so I know what you're thinking: Tea Party, seriously? I have to admit, I wasn't too gung-ho when I got my first tea party invitation earlier this year. But it really turned out to be a blast! In fact, I had so much fun, that I hosted a tea & crafts party with my mom & sister a few months later. The first thing you have to realize is that it's not about tea or how you hold your pinky finger (at least not the ones I've been to). It's about being together and doing something creative. Everything from wearing a ridiculous outfit you normally wouldn't be caught dead in, to making a tasty treat to share with friends, to using a new crafting technique (sporting an English accent for the day is optional :), is a way to express your creativity. Tea is just an excuse. A good excuse? That's up to you to decide. To help you, I am sharing a few fun Tea Party related items and projects!

This is our table all ready for the Tea Party!

Stuff to Bring: Hostess Gifts

  • Why not bring your hostess a tea related gift, like tea towels or tea art? I bought this print from Etsy Seller YumiYumi for my cousin Erica who hosted a wonderful tea/birthday party earlier this year:
Stuff to Wear:

  • I needed something to protect my ruffles and lace while crafting so I picked up this fabulous apron made from a recycled skirt at new Etsy shop ForgetMeNotFashion:

Stuff to Make:

  • Mentioned in an earlier post, these decorated Tea Tins from CraftStylish are easy tea-themed craft. Tutorial included!

  • Inspired by a Coaster Tutorial at Curbly, these Trivets are perfect for a pot of tea!

  • My mom made some really cute Cakestands & Pedastals like these from Tangarang.blogspot.com to hold all our cute party food and finger sandwhiches. Sounds like a perfect New Use for Old Stuff! Tutorial included!

Stuff to Give:

  • My mom also made 6 different little felt dresses and put them at each of the place settings on the table. Each one had it own personality and was kind of like a place card in way, except we each got to chose our own and take them home as a party favor. Isn't she crafty? Inspired by the book called Softies by Therese Laskey, Laurie Frankel, and Laurie Kramer.

Now, I do believe it's tea time dahling! What's your favorite tea inspired craft or party idea?


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