Tea Party Ideas - Tea Party Tea Cakes
(Toms River, NJ)
Tip Top Tea Party Cakes
My sister has always loved tea parties, complete with china tea cups and mini finger sandwiches. She just turned 29, so knowing her love for tea parties, I came up with some great tea party ideas and threw her a tea party with some of her best friends. The entire was a huge hit and I can’t count the times that my sister thanked me for throwing her this party.
For the party color palette, I worked with pastel colors like pale pinks, blues, purples and yellows. I focused heavier on pale pink, since it matched the china tea cups and saucers that I had for the party. I used the other pastel colors to add accents to the décor. To make it fun, I had everyone show up in 50s style costumes with cool hats to add to the fun vibe of the party.
I found plenty of great tea party ideas online that helped me decorate for the party. I kept everything elegant and understated with crisp white lace tablecloths, linen napkins, candles and plenty of vases full of fresh flowers around the room.
For favors, I chose tulle wrapped packages of fine teas, placed into beautiful china tea cups. They looked so beautiful on the tables waiting to be handed out and all the guests were thrilled to take their dainty teacups home with a nice selection of delicious teas.
For the cake, I wanted to go with something different. Instead of a traditional cake, I went with mini hat tea cookies and arranged them on a tiered cupcake platter so they looked almost like a cupcake cake.
I started out with round butter cookies on the bottom, about the size of a regular round cookie. Then I baked some smaller rounds to make the bonnet part of the hat. I topped the larger rounds with the smaller rounds, attaching them with some thick buttercream. Then I iced the cookies with white buttercream, trimming them with pink icing and adding little pink bows to them. They were a delicious and delicate choice to go with the tea and the leftovers I wrapped and sent home with my guests along with their favors.