With hundreds of vendors at our Antique and Flea Market properties, it makes it easy to find those perfect elements needed for your special event.
Deciding on a Tea Party theme isn't enough, you need get just a little more focused on the tea party type. Is the event going to be a regal tea time like Downton Abbey, a whimsical Mad Hatter's Tea Party, vintage 50's/60's, simple focus on a color scheme, or even over the top lawn party.
Time to collect the elements to make this party happen!
The Inspiration Board shows a vanity greeting the guest. This piece can be a chippy table, dresser, desk, buffet which can be used as a serving area - for lunch buffet, dessert or beverage, gift or sign-in station, etc.
Creating a unique space, inside or out, sets the overall tone for your tea party.
It wouldn't be a Tea Party without tea cups, tea pots, and fun fancy linens. So many vendors carry these elements, giving you a lot to choose from that compliments your theme.
Mis-matched tea cups, plates, and tea pots adds whimsy and personality to the table.
Party Idea: Consider letting your guests pick their tea cup. Then as an ice breaker/conversation starter, go around the table to find out why they choose that particular cup. You will be surprised how their personality shines through in the piece they picked. You can also choose to give the tea cup as the event party favor.
Linens and napkins are another important element in the table setting. Vibrant vintage linens brings in a sense of charm and whimsy to the table. Consider also using mis-match vintage napkins as well.
The airiness and tradition of lace table clothes and dollies can add a regal European charm.
Vintage parasol(s) are perfect for that baby or bridal show. They can rest on a table or be hung by the handle over head.
Bird cages large or small, can be filled with flowers, greenery, herbs, or floral petals.
Use pieces of luggage as table lifts, props, or serving tops. The Inspiration Board shows a large steamer trunk as a backdrop prop and tea cup display.
Old window (with or without glass) and picture frames have so many versatile uses - display photos, table display prop, hung from trees or on a back wall, or with welcome signage.
Different shaped and colored containers are perfect for holding flowers, serving food, or as display pieces. The only limit is your imagination.
Tea Parties, no matter their theme, reflect feminine grace, softness, and beauty. Encourage your guest to dress up, maybe bring their own special hat. Party Idea: Have an assortment of hats and gloves, that you have collected, available to wear during the event or for photo opportunities. No matter your age have some fun dressing up.
Your tea party can be small and intimate with a few close friends or a large event, either way get creative and have fun!
Our four properties - Kutztown PA , Adamstown PA , Mount Dora FL, Melbourne FL, host hundreds of vendors every weekend in the market places. In addition, each properties hold special events - see calendar.
Our Tea Party/Bridal & Baby Shower Pinterest board contains recipes and more creative ideas for using those found treasures.
These photos were taken at the Mt. Dora location.