A few months ago, I acquired a sparkly, vintage silver gown at a free clothing swap.
Call me crazy, but I thought it was too cool to not come home with me. But when does a housewife ever have a chance to wear a gown? Especially a vintage over-the-top gown? Yeah, not ever. So naturally, I decided to make an occasion to wear it. I decided to throw a tea party!
First, I sent out invitations:
Originally, I thought each person could bring a tea cup with her since I didn’t own a tea set. But fate struck and I found 16 tea cups with matching saucers at a local thrift store. $8 later and I was the proud owner of these little beauties:
I made a few pom poms with tissue paper from Dollar Tree, mixed in some purchased paper lanterns and honeycomb balls that I got on clearance, and hung them from the ceiling with string and thumb tacks like a chandelier, right above the table.
I also hung vintage lace streamers from the “chandelier” to the corners of the room.
My friends brought lovely little finger foods:
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We had coconut petit fours, berry scones, plum bars, mini cheesecakes, raspberry mini cream pies, caprese skewers, a vegetable tray with delicious homemade dip, and sparkling pink lemonade (since none of us really love actual tea).
I was in such a rush to complete my vintage hairstyle and finish the last minute details that I didn’t get a photo of my dress or of the table. And I am forbidden from posting pictures of the actual event. Let’s just say that the girls who came had great costumes and may not want their pictures circulated around the internet. Lots of sequins, hair pieces, lipstick, high heals and jewelry. It was such a fun night and a great break from the mundane day-to-day.