How to Host a Tea Party Bridal Shower

Many weeks ago now, my family and I hosted a bridal shower for my sweet soon-to-be sister in law! She has the cutest vintage mixed with eclectic style, and we decided to host a fun little tea party to celebrate the upcoming wedding.

In general, most bridal showers include food, decorations, and gifts. In order to make things easier on ourselves, we held the party at a restaurant in Chicago called Fennel and Iris so that they could host in their space and prepare the food. The luncheon including a set of assorted tea sandwiches, roasted veggies, and an apple crisp, as well as tea, coffee, and of, course, mimosas!

On the table we set little flower pots with peoples’ names to signify where they would sit, which also doubled as a cute favor to take home at the end of the party. A big tulle bow was tied to the back of the bride’s chair with a sprig of flowers tucked in, and we made a sign for her out of doilies. We also put strips of cute paper and pens at each seat so that people could write down date ideas and marriage advice that the couple could use over the years!

Though the sweet restaurant made it easy to throw a tea party, you could easily host your own party at home! Create a menu with a list of mini tea sandwiches and various teas, arrange flowers and candles on the tables, and have a small game that people can work on while they eat and mingle. We loved that the restaurant used a mix of chairs and had bistro lights strung from the ceiling to give it a homey look – something that anyone could do at home!


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