As you know, I’ve got a little girl named Kayla. When I spotted this Valentine Tea Party by Hostess With the Mostess, I couldn’t help but think of her. Kayla and her girlfriends would be delighted with a “fancy party” like this one! Can’t you just imagine little girls in their ruffly dress-up clothes sipping punch from those cute striped straws? I sure can!
Even if you don’t have any little girls to plan a fancy tea party for, an event styled like this would be just as much fun for a baby or bridal shower. It would be especially fun to invite your grown-up girlfriends over for a Valentine tea, just to show them how much you appreciate their friendship.
So many of the elements of this party are DIY-able. I picked five and found tutorials for them. Enjoy!
1. Paper Roses
If you don’t want to spend your pennies on flowers that will fade, try making them from paper, following this tutorial from DIY Network, which shows you how to make flowers with stems for vases and clips for hair. Awesome favors! It looks like that’s exactly the plan in the party pictures above. If you want something a little smaller, check out my tutorial for glam hair accessories.
2. Faux Milk Glass Vases
Homework has a fantastic way to get the look of classic milk glass vases with plain glass from the thrift shop. Can you tell this isn’t the real deal?
3. Pretty Paper Pinwheels
Pinwheels are a simple decor staple. Juggling Act Mama shares easy to follow directions to make them in time for Valentine’s Day.
4. Rose Frosted Cupcakes
Cupcakes are easy to make and can be made to look really elegant. For this party, I love the idea of frosted roses to top the cupcakes, and that’s easier to achieve than you’d imagine, thanks to these instructions from Created By Diane.
5. Mini Milk Bottles
You might already know that you can turn Starbuck’s frappucino bottles into adorable mini milk bottles. For some added fun, check out how Pen ‘n Paperflowers put etched monograms on hers. Looking for a non-alcoholic punch recipe? Try this one from Styleberry.
Are you planning any special celebrations for Valentine’s Day? If you were to create a classic tea party for your girlfriends, are there any special foods you would serve? If you have some special tea party recipes, feel free to share them in the comments–I’d love to know about them!