A New Twist on Tea Parties

 

A Vintage Inspired Tea Party -- A New Twist in an Old Favorite. 31Daily.com

Kacey Musgraves recently celebrated her twenty-seventh birthday in her Nashville backyard with a twist on an old favorite.

A vintage inspired tea party.

I was recently listening to a panel of former state governor’s spouses. Among their reminiscences on entertaining in the first family mansion, they were laughing about the “old days” way of entertaining. Primarily… tea parties.

I found it interesting — because there is nothing I love more than a tea party. For me, it celebrates everything feminine, everything lovely, everything refined.

So imagine how happy I was when I discovered Kacey Musgrave’s “tea party.”

Remember the phrase, “There is nothing new under the sun?”

It may be true — but there are always new twists on old favorites.

A lovely way to celebrate… just about anything!

MORE: Currant Buttermilk Scones and A British Tea Primer

 

Table Settings

The vintage dishware even inspired the party’s prim-but-not-precious palette of soft pinks tempered with edgier metallics.

A Vintage Inspired Tea Party -- A New Twist in an Old Favorite. 31Daily.com

 

Beverages

Tea, of course, but for those who don’t take tea… consider other alternatives, like lemonade, lime-aid flavored drinks, etc.

A Vintage Inspired Tea Party -- A New Twist in an Old Favorite. 31Daily.com

 

Invitations

A tea-infused invitation suite set a good-times-are-a-brewin’ tone and encouraged guests to “dress to impress” in their Sunday best. Made by Yeti & The Beast, the invites were delivered in hand-calligraphed envelopes featuring vintage stamps.

A Vintage Inspired Tea Party -- A New Twist in an Old Favorite. 31Daily.com

 

Sweet Treats

Guests nibbled on macarons and sipped cherry limeade (provided by Nashville caterer Crumb de la Crumb).

A Vintage Inspired Tea Party -- A New Twist in an Old Favorite. 31Daily.com

 

Menu

Kacey’s menu included spicy grilled shrimp, cucumber salad, and mini pecan scones.

A Vintage Inspired Tea Party -- A New Twist in an Old Favorite. 31Daily.com

 

Mini Pecan Scones with Country Ham and Pickled Plums

These sophisticated finger sandwiches strike the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Recipe.

A Vintage Inspired Tea Party -- A New Twist in an Old Favorite. 31Daily.com

 

Venue

Kacey’s Nashville backyard was transformed into what she describes as an “Alice in Wonderland-esque garden party” thanks to twinkling lights, festive garlands and balloons, and a dance floor.

A Vintage Inspired Tea Party -- A New Twist in an Old Favorite. 31Daily.com


Source: Southern Living

Written by 

Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.