Tea party ideas for throwing a baby shower can be endless. I love the whimsical theme of a Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower tea party because there are so many variations on the theme. The hostess can be as whimsical and silly with the theme as she wants to be for her guest of honor, the mom to be. The most wonderful part of hosting a tea party is that it can fit any budget. From the decorations to the food, you can make this as simple or as unusual as you choose it to be.
Do you agree that a tea party, by nature, makes you feel special and transformed? Eating tiny sandwiches, tasty small sweet morsels and drinking from delicate tea cups makes even an informal affair feel elegant.
The most important part of any party is the planning. So let us get started. It is really important to discuss with the expectant couple if they would like a baby shower before or after the baby is born. Some couples prefer to wait, and you need to respect that.
This is a momentous occasion for the mother to be, so you want to create anticipation with your invitations. I prefer to make my own home made handwritten invitations. I always make an extra one for the mom to be as well, so that she can keep it for the baby scrapbook.
Today baby showers may include spouses, significant others and children, as well, instead of the more traditional women only baby shower. Please indicate who is invited on your invitation, as well. I like to send invitations out three to four weeks prior to the event, to give the guests adequate notice so that they can make plans to attend.
Now it is time to plan the decorations. The theme, Winnie the Pooh, is in keeping with the occasion of celebration and will be very festive. You inventiveness and thoughtful attention to detail will make the party great. Depending on the time of year, your color choices may be bold for the fall and winter and softer for the spring and summer. Remember that flowers are always a nice touch any time of year. You may want to consider putting them in honey pots to go with your theme.
The next part of planning for the baby shower is the menu. The best part of hosting a tea party is you can prepare wonderful and tasty treats ahead of time and keep your last minute preparations to a minimum. That is an important ingredient for any good hostess to have a successful party.The traditional scones, tea sandwiches, cookies, tarts and desserts served for afternoon tea are eaten out of the hand, usually in one to two bites and served at cold or room temperature. I serve bite size savory and sweet scones at my afternoon teas. My guests enjoy having the ability to try a variety of different flavors. Serve fruit preserves and jams as well as herb infused butters and cheese spreads to accompany the scones.
Serving a variety of loose leaf teas is always a hit, be sure to have a decaffeinated tea for the mom to be or offer rooibos tisanes as well.
You may want to serve your teas in Winnie the Pooh and friends cups or mugs. Serve it hot or even iced. A tray of garnishes such as sugar cubes, lemon and orange wedges, honey and cream are fun things to have to add to tea. Definitely do not forget the honey.
Looking for tea party ideas for throwing a baby shower? Consider a Winnie the Pooh baby shower tea party. It is a fun and whimsical way to celebrate the birth of a new baby.