Ladies English Tea Party

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

I love a great tea, and one of my favorite experiences growing up was visiting Victoria, B.C.
with my family and experiencing what it was like to have a traditional English tea. My great-grandparents were from England and eventually settled in Canada. The English family history has always been interesting to me and what I feel most represents my heritage. When I got married my husbands family had never experienced what "tea" was. Yes they had cups of tea, but not the event of it. So this is my take on a traditional tea, with my own party spin.

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

I love vintage pieces, and for this theme I was able to use several of my existing pieces. I used the plates from a snack and tea cup set, and my great grandmothers silver utensils and tea cups. I loved getting to use my family heirloom pieces, made me feel like she was with us too.  

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

At each setting I kept it simple with white napkins and a box of tea for each lady to bring home.

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

No English celebration is complete without a fascinator. We don't have these in local stores, and what I could find online was more than I wanted to spend. So I made my own, and although not perfect it was fun and we certainly all had a good laugh about it.

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

After each lady had her fascinator we took a seat for lunch. Tea was customarily served in the late afternoon as a light meal, and over the years it has changed slightly in what is offered and the time of day.  
Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

For the menu I served tea sandwiches; cucumber, egg salad and chicken salad. Orange-cranberry scones with clotted cream and jam. Fruit salad, Biscoff cookies (they are simply amazing, I could eat the whole package) and shortbread cookies.

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio Cucumber Sandwiches


Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio Orange Cranberry Scones

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio Vintage Stamps

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio Fruit Salad

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio Biscoff

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

I served both Empress blend black tea and a traditional breakfast tea. The Empress blend is one of my favorites!

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

If you have never treated yourself to a traditional tea, I highly recommend it. If you don't have anywhere local that puts on a great one, try hosting your own. It is a fun way to gather the ladies in your family or even a group of girlfriends and enjoy spending time together. If you need a great invitation check out the one I had Misha of A Lovely Design make for this event. I think this will be a yearly tradition, we all had such a wonderful time!

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio

If you are interested in making your own fascinators, it is really easy. I bought a white feather boa, white tulle and red flowers from the dollar store. I picked each flower bud off the stems and clipped a small piece of tulle and boa. I bunched up each tulle piece, feather piece and 1-2 flower buds and hot glued them onto the metal hair clip. The glue is hot so I advise to be very careful, lets just say I had my fair share of burns. It isn't precise or fancy, but it worked really well.

Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio


Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio




Ladies English Tea Party AK Party Studio


Photography and Styling: AK Party Studio
Invitations and Favor Tag: A Lovely Design
Tea Favor: Home Goods
British Tags and Paper D├ęcor: Oriental Trading



*I was provided free product samples in exchange for my honest review. 
No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.










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