spread the word DIY tea bags (which double as invites!) set the perfect welcoming tone. Get the how-tos here.
Dots Party Invitations by Rifle Paper
Custom Return Address Stamp
Merci Cards by Rifle Paper
photography by JOY ANG
dress the table Patterned napkins, dainty flatware, and delicate accents add a touch of elegance to the aesthetic.
Clear Dots Water Glass
Oslo Cutlery Set in Matte Gold
photography by JIM FRANCO
pick a theme When it comes to the decor, don't be afraid to mix it up! Start out with a colorful backdrop and build up with classically elegant teaware and modern utensils. See more here.
Agate Cheese Plates
Field of Flowers Hostess Tray Poppies in White Truffle
kate spade new york Juno 2-Piece Dessert Set, Red/Pink
photography by JOANNE PIO
save a spot Browse flea markets or secondhand shops for vintage teacups that can be upcycled as placeholders. Get the how-tos here.
Quotidien Tea/Coffee Cup White Truffle
Place Card Stamp Kit
photography by IRISH GRZANICH PHOTOGRAPHY
cup it Whimsical vessels filled with a lush arrangement of the freshest blooms, make for the best party centerpieces! See more here.
Ruby Groove Vase
Field of Flowers Mug Water Lilies in White Truffle
Pewter Stoneware Tea/Coffee Cup
photography by SABRA KROCK
light the mood This charming DIY adds a warm glow to the table, setting the ambience for the day! Get the how-tos here.
Field of Flowers Party Plates in White Truffle, Set of 4
50 Dotty Rainbow Straw Mix
Sliced Geode Candle Holders
photography by JENNA MCKENZIE PHOTOGRAPHY
snack on Set up a selection of petite hors d'oeuvres for guests to nibble on throughout the day. Think fruits, scones, and sweet little bites. See more here.
Birthday Cake Chocolate Pretzels
Round Marble Fruit Stand
Box of Thin Mint Macaroons
photography by PAUL FERNEY FOR OH HAPPY DAY
ode to the classics What's a tea party without finger sandwiches? We can't get enough of these smoked salmon crepes and cantaloupe blocks with bleu cheese. Want more? Lobster rolls with caper remoulade, apricot and pistachio galette, and limoncello spritzers will surely please.
photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE