DRESS: Custom made, great options in blue and white colors Here, Here and Here/ SANDALS: Sarah Flint Here, more colors available Here, Here and Here/ SUNGLASSES: Le Specs, similar style Here/
TEA PARTY DISHES:
TEAPOT: Vintage, I found some beautiful vintage ones Here, Here and Here/ PLATES: Vintage, similar vintage and new style Here, Here, Here and Here/ TEA CUPS: Vintage, options Here, Here, Here and Here/ FORKS: Here also a set of spoons Here/ CHAIRS & TABLE: Antique Cast Iron.
FONDANT: Here, and Here/ EDIBLE COLORS: Here and Here/
DRESS: Pepa & Company Here/ SHOES: Pepa & Company Here/ SOCKS: Pepa & Company Here/ HAIR BOW CLIP: Etsy Here and Here/
With so much time spending at home these days and for sure more to come, I decided to start a new series of “tea time in the garden”. Today I have for you the first one, a blue and white themed tea time with my favorite little lady! We both put on our color coordinated dresses. As many of you are rethinking the home and outdoor activities, having a tea party is one great idea and today I’m sharing some tips for hosting a garden tea party, including what I like to use and wear for such an occasion.
1. Think favorite flavors (tea & sweets), I prefer wild fruits mix tea flavors, fresh fruits and a piece of cake.
I've received a lot of questions on Instagram about this cake. Well, it's easier to make than you can imagine. We chose a plain lemon cake base (you can choose your favorite flavor) and the top is painted fondant using edible colors (direct links under the CAKE DECORATION on top of the post). Because I chose a blue and white theme for this garden tea party, I decided to paint the cake in the same color scheme. It is very easy to make and you can use your creativity in decorating it in any color and any form you want. The kids loved the idea and wanted to participate in the making of the cake as well (it was a messy participation but they definitely had fun)...
2.Use your finest vintage china (new or old). Don’t be afraid to use your favorite sets (mixing and matching is always welcomed) because most definitely they are the central point of the table and way not, every day in your life is worth celebrating!
3. Bring some flowers (from your garden or market), I prefer roses in general but wild flowers are a delight as well when available to pick from the garden.
4. Tablecloth or not? You can do either way, I will definitely try both ways. When I choose to use a tablecloth, I like to pick a floral cotton one.
5. What to wear? The most common answer is probably “whatever you feel comfortable in” and as much as I love a white shirt & jeans, I will not be the one to wear them for a garden party just for the simple fact, I -love -dresses -too -much! If you are like me, pick stripes, gingham, floral prints or even a plain color. As for the shoes, YES, we really need to go with the most comfortable pair and today I opted for these Sarah Flint nude sandals that can be worn perfectly on the street and in the garden where I can play/ run after the kids as well and that is definitely a great bonus! If you don't want to compromise your style, Sarah Flint is your "go to" shoe brand.
I hope these tips help a little and all that remains is to enjoy your next tea party. I absolutely love garden tea parties and plan to have many more this Summer and in the Fall.
P.S. You can still use this promo code: SARAHFLINT- VERA on Sarah Flint website to save $50 on your next purchase!
This collaboration was sponsored by Sarah Flint . All the styling ideas and opinions are entirely mine!