I am so excited to share a recent collaboration with one of my favorite party gals! Cute Katie of Petite Social (work can be seen here, here and here) contacted me about working together to design printables for a book signing event for the famous auther, Emily Giffin. You may recognize her work, “Something Borrowed,” “Something Blue,” “Baby Proof,” “Love the One You’re With” and “Heart of the Matter.” Her latest book, “Where We Belong” was a summer release and Katie was asked by one of her (and my) favorite Georgetown boutiques, Urban Chic, to style an Afternoon Tea Book Signing Event to celebrate the book. She did a fantastic job and here she is with more details about the event.
I’m a traditional kind of gal so when I hear tea party, I really envision soft, frilly, classy, girly, and vintage.
If you’ve ever noticed, each of Emily Giffin’s book covers come in a feminine pastel color of peach, purple, green, yellow, pink, blue. Using that as my inspiration, I enlisted my dear friend Lindi of Love the Day to tweak the Tea Party Printables she had designed specifically for this Petite Social event. We settled with pale pink, cream, and a pale green (to match the green milk glass serving pieces used).
In addition to the color palette chosen, I pulled out every doily, lacey, frilly, and flowery party decor I had. And, of course, you can’t have a tea party without dusting off the good china.
The dessert table was filled with mini tea time treats of apricot & ginger mini scones, vanilla & raspberry tartletts, vanilla scones, lemon crisps, and the prettiest doily wrapped cake pops! Such a hit! Guests also sipped on champagne cocktails and southern tea time beverages. ts!
KATIE’S FAVORITE DETAILS:
1) Dessert table centerpiece — A minature chair was used as the focal point showcasing a stack ‘Where We Belong” draped with doily and pearl necklace tea cup.
2) DIY floral & lace fabric backdrop used behind Emily Giffin’s table
3) doily topped mason jar lids
4) lace-trimmed cake pop stands
5) tea pots and cups filled with fresh flowers
Concept Development & Event Styling – Petite Social, www.petitesocial.com
Inspiration: Where We Belong by Emily Giffin, www.emilygiffin.com
Venue: Urban Chic Boutique, http://www.urbanchiconline.com
Photography – MoxieSox Photography, www.moxiesoxphotography.com
Tea Party Printables – Love the Day, www.love-the-day.com
Doily & Lace Cake Pops – Freshly Baked Confections, www.freshlybaked.biz
Mini Scones & Tarts – 6 Bitter Sweets, www.6bittersweets.com