At the end of May into early June I was in Pittsburgh for almost 2 week as I helped get everything ready for my youngest sister’s, Kristina’s, bridal shower. It was quite the whirlwind trip as we also celebrated both of my grandmas’ 80th birthdays and had Kristina’s bachelorette party. My mother and I seriously worked hard all week to get everything together for her Tea Party Bridal Shower at The George Washington.
It’s hard to believe that I designed the shower invitation back in January, but that’s really what we based everything off of for the shower.
That little china tea set is what inspired my Momma for the whole shower. My sisters and I all received that as a gift from our Aunt and Uncle when we were younger. We used to have elaborate tea parties together with our American Girl dolls that would take all day. It worked out perfectly that the blue on the tea set was also Kristina’s wedding color.
My Momma also had a great idea to have all the ladies sign a white tea pot as they arrived.
The Washington Room at The George Washington was the perfect size and setup for the shower.
For the past couple month my Momma has been buying tea pots to use as the centerpieces. I completed the centerpieces by adding flowers to the tea pot and a blue fabric square and doily for it to sit on. We also gave away all of the tea pots as the prizes to the games we played.
My sisters and my Momma 🙂
I made a little game sheet for each guest to play the games.
I like to decorate with little details that I feel like make a big difference: like the ivy garland on the balloon for a twist and wrapping blue fabric and a white bow around the ugly black pot of a flower.
Kristina and all her bridesmaids.
We had a high tea which included all of your traditional tea foods.
The china on the right was actually given to me by mother-in-law and it was her grandmother’s china. It was so special to use it, but I was also so nervous with all of the transportation.
My Mom bought the little girls at the tea party teacups!
Krissy also needed her own special teacup 🙂
For the favors we gave a gold pen that was also used to complete the games and this “teabag” that was filled with chocolate in the shape of teacups and teapots that my Mom made.
Kristina and her Pitt friends.
We also had a dessert table with mini cupcakes made by my Aunt Karen, chocolate covered pretzels and shortbread cookies made by my Momma, a trifle made by Phil’s Mom and macaroons made by Ben.
Love that picture from their engagement session so much! I kinda want to get a canvas for my office!
Ben seriously practiced making macaroons like 4 times while we were in New York. Then he spent a whole day in Pittsburgh making these macaroons for the shower.
We got a special cookie cutter for those teabag cookies and they came out so cute!
Phil came towards the end of the shower, just in time to open the last of the gifts.
Now for their wedding in August on 8.18.18!