Posted March 18, 2011 | 5 Comments
If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you’ll recall how I (Emma here!) am quite the teacup fanatic. On weekends in the summertime, you can find me perusing the aisles of thrift stores or flea markets looking for my a new favorite teacup for my collection. I am quite picky and since I can’t store literally thousands of tea cups in my home I wait until I find one that really catches my eye. It doesn’t even have to be very fancy, it just has to be pretty. It usually just holds earrings and rings on the nightstand, but it’s so bright & cheery! Moral of the story: if it sparks something in you, buy it. You’ll always feel happy being surrounded by pretty things that inspire you!
So… let’s get started. I attended a wedding last year and the bride & groom gave vintage tea cups to each guest as their favor. They found the tea cups from estate sales, thrift stores, and garage sales (all, of course, in great condition) so no two were the same. Imagine adding a few colorful macarons for a pretty place setting:
This three-tiered cupcake stand can be used for the bridal shower (place macarons, scones, or cupcakes) and re-used by the bride after the wedding or at the reception. By Lisa Marie of High Tea for Alice:
What could be more fun than these DIY paper mache teacups? These bridal shower tea party cups double as both favors and place cards. Just add your favorite flavored teas (or macarons!), add a scalloped name tag, wrap in satin ribbon, and there you have it: a place card + favor in one! It’s easy to make AND it combines a few things you already have around the house such as cereal boxes, pizza boxes, an exacto knife, paste, scotch tape, and newspaper, along with a few other easy-to-find items. Here are a few images of the paper teacups, but head on over to Ann Wood for the full scoop (including a free template).
And, you need some custom tea bags to go with them! Take a peek at these by EcoMonster:
-THE EB TEAM