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

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

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