My sister Teresa suggested giving an Afternoon Tea Bridal Shower for my daughter, Alexandra. Alexandra said she loved the idea! She grew up with lots of tea parties as a child. Two of my sweet friends agreed to host it with Teresa. It was an elegant but relaxed affair and we all had a wonderful time. It’s so wonderful to feel the world coming back to celebrations like this.
Afternoon Tea Bridal Shower Invitation
I asked if I could design the invitations for them on Canva (it’s fun for me). We did it one day while I was staying with Alexandra and she gave her input, too.
The Peninsula Hotel
The Peninsula Hotel is a beautiful venue. Look at our room…
The guests were mostly Alexandra’s southern California friends and family.
This is Alexandra’s future mother-in-law, Francesca below. Can you believe that Francesca knitted the gorgeous blue scarf that she is wearing?
It was a fun excuse to get dressed up!
Alexandra’s dress is a vintage Mexican wedding dress.
The Afternoon Tea Menu
We started with rosé Champagne. Each guest had their own pot of tea in a British tea cozy AND their own three-tier tray of delectables. So much food that everyone took scrumptious goodie boxes home.
We were saying that it would be great to try to duplicate this at home with each person bringing an element (like say, scones or tea sandwiches) for the group. That would be a fun gathering!
“Wildly Inappropriate Sexy NIght Gown From Mom”
That was according to Alexandra’s friend, Jane (who was keeping the thank you note gift list). But, hey, I want grandchildren!
Party Frocks For The Tea
I love that all the girls were willing participants for photos! I took this little video…
Thanks again, Teresa, Laura, and Debbie for this wonderful, celebratory day!
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