Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tea Party for the Wichita Mom's Blog & Giveaway Details!

A couple weekends ago, Love of Character hosted a fun little tea party for the amazing mom contributors over at Wichita Mom's Blog. I figured it would be a great way to show off some of our fun party supplies, as well as give some fabulous moms a fun activity to do on a Saturday morning. Boy did they show up! These amazing moms had their kids dressed ready for a fancy tea and teddy bears in tow. "Will work for food" was a perfect motto for these kids and their modeling job. They looked perfect and made for perfect tea partier models!

Over the course of the next week, I'll give you a breakdown of the party and how you can throw your own adorable tea party! For starters, you should go read the beautifully written blog post the Wichita Mom's blog did on the party: Beauty in the Details. I was so happy to give them a wonderful party and it always feels so good to hear that your guests had a good time.

Here is a picture collage sneak peek to get the week started. The wonderful photographer, Erin Bartel, was the photographer for the event and she did a beautiful job capturing the pretty things and then the kids enjoying the pretty things. Luckily the sunroom has doors that close, so she could have some time to snap quick table setting pictures.

Every party starts with an invitation, so I'm going to kick off this party series with the invite details. As you probably know from my past posts, I am a fan of giving a good party first impression with an invite. If you have the time, energy and money, snail mail invites area always fun to send and receive. If you are on a quicker timeline and/or need to save some money for the party, evites also work great. There are lots of great resources out there to use that are free or minimal cost. Paperless Post is a personal favorite of mine because I love their designs.

For this event, I wanted the guests to get the full effect, so I sent out paper invites. I skimmed through Pinterest and saw some fun ideas. The tea bag idea seemed perfect and doable, so I decided to go that route.

I played with colors and the wording, printed at home and then the hard part of cutting came along. Definitely make sure to use a slicer or ruler to help with your angles. I then hole punched the top, used some twine and attached a square with the logos on either side. Takes some patience, but what doesn't!

To add the final touches to the invitations, I put them in pink envelopes and wrote the addresses fancy and big. Wanted the moms to be excited to open up the pink envelope in their mailbox! For the stamps, I didn't want to settle on the flag stamps I kept getting stuck with, so I headed to the actual post office. After a little pre-online research (yes, I do postage research), I decided on some vintage roses and fell in love with the extra postage tea pots. I decided the extra 5 cents an invite would be worth putting a tea pot on a tea party invite!

Now that you've been "invited" to a week of party details, I can't wait to share the rest with you! In the mean time, scroll on over to the Wichita Mom's Blog Facebook page to enter our giveaway! That's right, Love of Character is giving away some supplies to help you throw your very own tea party (or brunch or soiree)! Here are the goodies you could win:

Pack of Floral Serving Platters:

 Lampshade Bunting - my favorite decoration for any party or room!

 Back of pretty Blue Cocktail Napkins:
 Little Tea Plates - Pack of 12:

Giveaway ends this Friday, so get over there and follow the instructions! While you are at it, make sure you are following us on Instagram @loveofcharacter.

Can't wait to keep sharing details with you all! Make sure to keep checking back.

Lots of Love,

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