Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Mashups: Pin-Up Meets Tea Party

Happy Monday! I'm going to start a new project with creating mash-ups every Monday (or most Mondays) of party themes that you wouldn't necessarily think go together. Today I'm starting with pin-ups and tea parties. Sounds a little crazy, but we like crazy! Here are some ideas to get you going - but make sure you always add your own personal touches that will give your guests a mouthful!

Encourage your guests to dress in their pin-up best! We love how cute everyone can look in this style.

Dress ideas for a pin up/ rockabilly/ retro -50s type party!  Love this look. @farrierbritt @patches808

The white gloves for tea time are a must and add to getting dolled up!

1950's inspired Pin Up Girl Bridal Shower Tea Party.   Cheri's Vintage Table - Home
 
How perfect are some of these props for fun photo opps!
 
PHOTO BOOTH PROPS  pin up party by flutterbugfrenzy on Etsy, $23.00
 
We also encourage giving each guest a pair of cat-eye sunglasses if they aren't already rocking some!
 
These cat eye glasses are a great costume accessory for your tea party, also great for a 50s retro party. Complete your Halloween costume with killer costume accessories. Your costume isn't ready until you deck it out with sunglasses, hats, boas, masks and more.
 
Tablescape.. very important. We are loving the use of color at this tea party! Yellow and mint green pop just like pin-up attire does. We think the brighter the better!
 
lemon + mint table inspiration // teal glassware, teal vases, yellow flowers, yellow tablecloth
 
If you don't have silverware on the table, we think using these vintage handkerchiefs is such a cute way to style your rollups.
 
I LOVE THIS.Wrap your silverware in vintage napkins for a dinner party or reception. | 23 Totally Brilliant DIYs Made From Common Thrift Store Finds
 
Now for chow! A display table is one way to do it.
 
Peaches and Pin-Ups Birthday Party This will be my theme for my birthday next year !!
 
But we also like the idea of jazzing up an English tea cart. The choice is yours!
 
Iced Coffee bar set up on bar cart #coffeebar #icedcoffee
 
So what finger foods should you have? We would suggest colorful ones that contrast your already bright tablescape. We're going with lots of pink and some blue on this one.
 
Blueberry Scones
 
blueberry scones - recipe here: http://thekitchenmccabe.com/2013/10/01/blueberry-and-cream-scones/
 
White-Chocolate Dipped Wafers
 
Cute idea... wafers dipped in white chocolate, garnished with sprinkles, great snack for girls' tea party
 
Rose-Shaped Meringues
 
Rose-shaped meringues (so chic). Lots of other great tea party food ideas at the source page.
 
To add some flair, check out these lovely ladies that can be used as toothpicks to hold some finger sandwiches together or as tea stirrers!
 
1950's pin-up cocktail sticks. (Cocktail party guests used them to keep track of their drinks.)
 
And lastly, as a token of your appreciation, send your guests home with some sort of sweet treat in these fabulous bags!
 
@Julia Hornsby I love these for a Bridal or Bachelorette party..naughty favor bags!
 
We hope these ideas get your creative juices flowing and prepare you to devour the details of a pin-up tea party! If you have a mash-up you'd like to see come to life, leave me a comment and I'll work on it for next time!

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