Tea Party Themed Bridal Shower

By Sophie Fleetwood

Planning a themed Bridal Shower? Let us plan it for you! If you're interested in the tea party trend, we have tons of ideas to help you get inspired and plan your own tea party bridal shower


When planning your shower, there are a few distinct categories to keep in mind. It's a good idea to map out what you need for the shower beforehand. Keep in mind the color scheme, theme, food options, games, location, time and date, attire, guest lists, decorations, etc.)




First things first, the invitations. Find a template or image that makes your bridal shower invitations stand out. These invitations are the perfect example of invites that give guests excitement and anticipation for your shower.

Click here to find these invitations.




Next, focus on the decor. There are all kinds of ways that you can decorate your shower. You can buy decorations from party stores or use DIY decorations, which are fun to make and turn out great. These are some decorations to include in your bridal shower:


The Doily Table Runner

Photo by Love That Party

Doilies are a popular accessory for tea parties and this table runner creates the perfect set up for a decorative table runner.

Click here to learn how to make your own doily table runner.


Tea Kettle Centerpiece


Photo by Dominique Bader                                        Photo by Hostess With the Mostess Blog

Display an eye-catching centerpiece for you and your guests to enjoy. Use anything from colorful flowers, doilies, or old books to create your centerpiece. Adding flowers to a tea kettle display is a great way to amp up you decorations.


Festive Balloons

Photo by Studio DIY

Remember, this is a celebration, so don't forget to add some balloons to your decorations! We love this fun way to make your balloons stand out! All you need is helium balloons and a sharpie! Click here to read the full DIY instructions. 


Twine Photo Display

Photo by Jamie Zanotti

Your guests will love seeing a pretty photo display at the shower. Try using twine and clothes pins to display a line of photos of you and your groom. Use a doily behind each photo for an added decorative flair. 


Tea Cups (for practical use)

Of course, a tea party isn't really a tea party without the tea cups and a tea kettle. Because teacups can get expensive, we recommend finding some inexpensive disposable tea cups to use for each one of your guests to drink out of. You can have a table display with tea already poured in each cup for your guests to enjoy when they arrive. You can find inexpensive sets of ten cups to use at your party here.

Tea Cups (for decorative displays)


Photo by Warren Grove Garden

Be sure to include some fancy and decorative tea cups. You can use tea cups that you may already have in a china cabinet or find some online. You don't need a lot, just enough to decorate.  (Hint: it never hurts to ask your grandmother if she has any tea cups you could borrow)


Chalkboard Displays

Photo by Style Me Pretty

These displays are the perfect way to welcome guests to your shower. It's pretty and creative.



Now it's time to move on to the food. Make sure you choose tea party appropriate food that will satisfy your guests and will look great on display. Here are some of our ideas for your shower!


Teacup Cookies

Photo by SheKnows

These cookies add the perfect touch to any dessert table.


Doily Wrapped Doughnut Holes

Photo by Secret Life of Invites

Sticking with the doily theme, you can make your own or buy any kind of doughnut holes, and use the doilies to wrap them up for guests to grab on the go!


Rose Cupcakes

Gorgeous cupcakes with icing piped into a rose are the perfect addition to feminine and floral touches at your shower.


Fruit and Cheese Trays

Photo by Wedding Wire

For a healthier alternative for guests, try fruit skewers and a cheese tray.


No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Photo by Typically Simple

Keep your guests satisfied with these bite size treats. These delicious little dessert strawberries are sure to be a big hit at your shower and you can make them at home! 

Click here for the recipe.


Ribbon Finger Sandwiches

Photo by Cottage at the Crossroads

A tea party isn't complete without delicate tea time finger sandwiches. We love this recipe for ribbon finger sandwiches. Find the recipe here.



A bridal shower isn't complete without some fun party games! Make sure to include some prizes for the winners of these games! Take a look at some of our ideas:


The Clothes Pin Game

Photo by Bride and Groom Direct

I've played this game before at a bridal shower; you play for the majority of the shower, and it's just an on-going game. It's so fun, and it gets everyone engaged!


A Questionnaire


A fantastic way to see how well each guest truly knows the bride.

You can buy it here


Lastly, it's always a good idea to give your guests something that they can take home.


Tea Bag Party Favors

Photo by Kristyn Hogan

Stick with the tea them and give guests a "tea bag" party favor! Fill it with anything you want, nail polish, bracelets, eye shadows, lip balms, or chocolate, anything will work!




Whatever theme you choose, a bridal shower is always a fun way to celebrate this amazing chapter of your life. If you create your own tea party themed bridal shower, share your pictures with us! Tag us @indybride2b on Instagram to share your photos!