Today I am featuring this precious VINTAGE TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY submitted by Katie Nguyen Wells of Petite Social. Here is what Katie said about her party- “This party was to celebrate my daughter Lila’s 3rd birthday. Playing dress up and having tea parties are two of Lila’s favorite activities so it was pretty easy to come up with a Teddy Bear Tea Party and hire The Bear Bus, aka, “Build-A-Bear” on wheels that comes directly to your house! DECOR ELEMENTS: I wanted vintage and romantic, but since this was a 3 year old party, it needed to have some whimsy. I envisioned soft palettes of pink, blue, yellow and cream with lots of lace, ruffles, fabric, doilies, pearls, florals, and of course, incorporate teddy bear. I partnered with Lindi from Love The Day, who was able to take my vision and create the perfect ‘Frilly Tea Party’ collection.
PARTY DETAILS – I created a dessert table, food table, and children’s tablescape for this event. 1) Dessert table I knew I wanted to make use of a distressed dresser that I had found on Craigslist (for $5) as my focal point. It was a shabby and distressed piece of furniture that was absolutely perfect for what I envisioned. To get a soft, romantic and vintage feel, I created a fabric backdrop mixing in lace, floral pattern, and chiffon. I also wanted to incorporate the DIY doily lanterns and globes I had made. The plan was to hang them, but due to time constraints, I ended up scattering on the floor and actually liked it even better than my original plan!2) Food table Since the dessert table was mostly lace and doily, I chose to create a ruffled food table and had a tablecloth custom-made (luckily my mom is a tailor!) to get the look and also created a ruffled crepe backdrop to cover the windows.3) Children’s Tablescape I put two kids tables together to create one large square table for 14 little girls. Each setting included a doily wrapped tea cup, lace trimmed party hat, and pom attached to their chair.PARTY FOOD: I got to work with my favorite sweets designers on this party, Sugar High for Cake, JP Creatibles for custom-designed cookies, and Edible Details for cupcake toppers. Using the printable collection, all 3 designers came up with their creations.Cake — This was my 3rd time working with Brenda of Sugar High and another slam dunk. Going with my direction of incorporating a teddy bear wearing pearls and sitting in a tea cup, Brenda created the perfect centerpiece cake and sweetest looking teddy bear cake topper. Custom Designed Cookies — Jen of JP Creatibles is amazing and I was so lucky to partner with her on my 2nd project. Using the printables as the inspiration, she created 4 different cookie designs that matched the printables to a tee. The colors, the florals, and the lace and ruffles were the perfect addition to the dessert table and truly a sin to eat!
Event Styling: Petite Social Event Photography: MoxieSox Photography Custom Designed Party Printables: Love The Day Custom Designed Cake: Sugar High, Inc. Custom Designed Cookies: JP Creatibles Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details Entertainment: The Bear Bus Dresser: Craigslist Doily Lanterns/Globes, Lace and Fabric Doilies, Crepe and Fabric Backdrops, Vintage China Set: Goodwill, Dollar Store, Hancock Fabrics: Goodwill