A tea party theme would suit those who are budget savvy or would like an alcohol-free event with a twist, and are ideal for anyone having a morning or noon wedding. From afternoon tea with jam and scones to a quirky Mad Hatter’s tea party, you can really make this theme your own.
Seating plans and escort cards
- Using a large piece of plywood, painted in your wedding colours, and some simple hooks, this teacup wedding seating plan is a complete work of art! The vintage teacups could be sourced from local charity or antique shops, and the name labels printed to match your own wedding stationery design.
- These cute and quirky ‘time for tea’ name tags would make perfect escort cards or place cards at the table.
- Milk jugs filled with roses, mounted on a metal trellis, make this a beautiful, creative seating plan that would sit well with so many themes, from vintage to rustic.
- With touches of everything from Kath Kidston and elegant steampunk to Mad Hatter, this homemade seating plan is perfect for a vintage tea party wedding reception.
- Using a wire birdcage mount, names for each table are printed on teapot shaped card in this pretty tea party wedding seating plan.
Table names and numbers
- Types of tea – Earl Grey, Assam, English breakfast or Darjeeling. Anyone for PG Tips?
- Guests at Alice’s tea party – the March Hare, Dormouse and the Hatter for example.
Drawing on Alice’s Mad Hatter’s tea party theme, this table number is printed with images of the Queen of Hearts from the illustrations in the original book. These pretty vintage table numbers are printed on the reverse with different types of tea, while these tea cup table numbers can be printed to match your colour scheme.
- Use a personalised ceramic tea pot to pour guest’s a cup of refreshing Earl Grey;
- Use vintage tea cups and tea pots as vases for fresh sprigs of seasonal flowers, to add a dash of springtime to your tea party.
- Get everyone laughing and chatting by leaving these trivia teaspoons at each place setting;
- Complementing a rustic or vintage décor perfectly, these pretty little tea bag favours are printed with ‘You Are Just My Cup Of Tea’;
If the weather forecast is good, consider al fresco at a local arboretum or even a large back garden. However, if you don’t want to risk the notorious British weather, any venue from a pretty English Rose cottage tea house serving jam and scones through to a grand historic manor house with white marble interior and bone china teacups would be ideal.
This theme complements a wide range of themes that we have looked at previously, such as rustic, shabby chic, DIY bunting and garden weddings. Follow the hyperlinks to read more about each theme, and don’t forget to check out our Tea Party themed Pinterest board.