Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tea Party Decor

Here are a few more pictures from the weekend's tea party. One of my favorite things were the water carafes Nathalie and I found for $2 each at Goodwill. Amazing what a little paint will do! (Colors are Pea Shoot and Wild Salmon by Martha Stewart Crafts). One of them now sits on my desk at work to make sure I stay hydrated (for, you know, those days when walking the 10 feet to the water cooler is just too much to ask).

Making the dot garlands was crazy time-consuming, but in the end, it was so worth it to sit under a rainbow canopy with friends. We chose shades of pink, green and gold. There ended up not being very much gold though because glitter paper is really tough to punch through, and it was really starting to mess with my carpal tunnel. (Tip: if you are not as masochistic as I and don't want to spend weeks punching and gluing down dots, you can buy these kinds of garlands online).

These flowers were from Jennifer. I've never seen the hexagonal green and purple flower in the middle before, but I like it. (Her mom is an amazing florist. Remember the flowers she did for Jennifer's wedding?)

Another picture of the dot garlands. Because they took so, so long to make. And I just can't let it go yet. But I'm almost there.

"Get teapsy" tea favors in the smallest mason jars I've ever seen.

We asked everyone to bring a tea cup for a tea cup swap. All the cups were wrapped on a table and people took turns going up and picking one to use during the party and to take home. I heard about this idea from my old boss and I totally stole it.

Remember a few weeks ago when I was at a friend's bridal shower and I wondered if I'd feel embarrassed opening up tons of gifts in front of everyone? Well, after this weekend, I don't think I feel that way at all. At first I did, but then after I got going reading cards and all that, that feeling went away real fast.


{sweet friends <3}

7 comments:

Preethi said...

looks like such a fun party! Wish I was there!

Bronwyn said...

Wow, that looks like an absolutely perfect birthday! And those flowers are INCREDIBLE....

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Briel79 said...

I love the garlands! Yours are so much better than the bhldn one that you linked to! I think they were worth the time and effort. At least from where I'm sitting. haha

I was going to comment and say I love your friends green and white skirt and then I noticed it looks like two of your friends are wearing the same skirt (see the last two photos)! Is it the same one or just very similar? Either way I'd like to know where they got it so I can get one. :)

Sobrina Tung said...

Briel79, yes, they were wearing the same skirt (completely by coincidence :). Everyone at the party was also in love with their skirts -- they're from anthropologie, but I think they're from a few months back, so not sure if it's still available in stores :/

Stacy said...

Those garlands are absolutely amazing and the decorations are so wonderful. I don't think I have the commitment to make them, but I would love to borrow them!

Sashee said...

Loved the decorations and all the yummy treats. Thanks for being such a wonderful host! Fun party, and so you!

Tripps said...

squeeeee! love the details. and the garland is sooo beautiful.

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