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When I was in London in April, I had the opportunity to enjoy a proper afternoon tea at The Berkeley. It was so beautiful and quite delicious! Tea parties are perfect for bridal showers and baby showers. My baby shower for Kate was afternoon tea hosted at The Phoenician. Such a perfectly girly thing to do, if you ask me! When I was contacted by Steven Smith Teamaker about designing a shower filled with creative ideas for food, desserts, decor and tea (of course!) I jumped at the opportunity!


Inspired by the look and feel of the gorgeous Smith Tea Wedding Collection packaging, we went with a simple, modern, industrial style tea party theme. Smith Wedding Teas are perfect favors for a tea party shower, wedding or as bridesmaid gifts! You can personalize the boxes and tins with the wedding date, bride and groom’s names and location. Guess what? We are giving one lucky reader the chance to win $200 of Smith Tea! Enter at the end of this post!


For our tea party, we kept the color palette neutral and add a feminine touch with gorgeous peony arrangements.



Printable designs always add that special finishing touch to any celebration!


Smith Tea wedding tins are perfect for tea party flower arrangements. Simply add flowers to a small jar with water and place into tin. You can even personalize the labels on these wedding tea tins! (Love this idea!)




No party is complete without dessert! Offer a few different options for the guests to enjoy during the shower.


For a pretty, yet simple bridal shower cake, bake a favorite recipe and cover with white frosting. Top with a fresh flower for an added embellishment.



Individually served items like cupcakes and pudding parfaits are perfect shower treats.


Create a display with various teas, teapots and teacups. Guests can try the different flavors and choose a favorite (mine is White Petal!)


Don’t forget to serve savory bites along with all of those sweets!  Crostini, salad and a cheese board are all fabulous choices for an afternoon tea (recipes coming soon!)




Use the printable “bride” banner design to embellish the bride-to-be’s chair at the shower.


A personalized box of Smith Tea is the perfect party favor to send home with guests! Display several flavors so the guests can take home their favorite tea that they enjoyed at the shower!


Here are the printable designs to get you started on planning your own tea party bridal shower.


(Files can be customized for a small fee, email us for details)

The TomKat team has decided that we are going to start treating ourselves to afternoon tea much more often!

Would you like to join us?


Smith Teamaker (Smith), an artisanal line of handcrafted full-leaf, small batch teas, introduces the Weddings Collection, six marriage-themed blends designed specifically for wedding related events, including bridal party gifts and guest favors.

Through the Smith Weddings program, prospective brides and grooms can pick from six aptly named blends, including: Honeymoon, Lovers Leap, Bouquet, Black Tie, Wedded Bliss, and White Petal. Each blend comes packed in decorative loose-leaf keepsake tins or handsome string-tie cartons of 15 sachets each.  Couples can add their name, wedding venue and date in a font color of choice on the box.  In addition, personal messages to guests can be accessed on a special web page.  

Visit Smith Weddings, or call 1-800-624-9531 to learn options, access samples and place orders.

Time for a fabulous giveaway!

Use the widget below to enter to WIN a Collection of Teas valued at $200.
Can be used toward a custom wedding blend.

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:: sources ::

tea :: steven smith teamaker
party styling/design :: kim stoegbauer, the tomkat studio
photography :: rennai hoefer, ten22 studio
location :: vintage 95 wine lounge, chandler arizona
recipes/food styling :: jessica helgeson, see salt


June 17, 2014

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  1. Shannon T. says:

    I recently had Smith Teamaker iced tea at a restaurant (close to their Portland, OR headquarters) and it was the best I have ever had!

  2. Annie says:

    What an absolutely fabulous giveaway! It’s a toughy but the White Petal is calling my name.. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  3. Sara says:

    Assam is my favorite tea. Love the caramel notes!

  4. Jen K says:

    I would love to try the Lord Bergamot!

  5. Rachel says:

    That white petal looks perfect for my bestie’s shower!

  6. Faith says:

    I would definitely pick Honeymoon. My husband and I are going back to Hawaii this November for Thanksgiving/ 2nd Anniversary. During our honeymoon I was still stressed about our wedding and didn’t have as much fun as I wanted to have with the man I love. This time I “VOW” to do it right. Couples Massages, golf, hiking, drinks by the pool and maybe a little spot of tea in the evenings.

  7. Kim says:

    Fabulous giveaway and great printable idea. I love hosting tea parties, for the young and old.

  8. i would definitely get the iced tea trio – it is H-O-T outside!

  9. Tina says:

    I think I would choose wedding bliss 🙂

  10. Erika Hall says:

    Kim, where did you get those adorable numbered 1-2-3 jars?!

  11. betty says:

    Hi, Kim

    This is such a clean, classic, style. I’m in love. By chance do you recall where you purchased the tall numbered canisters? I’m looking for something similar for my kitchen.

  12. Sarah says:

    It all looks wonderful. I love teas of all kinds.

  13. Barbara says:

    I love afternoon tea. White Petal sounds relaxing and peonies are are always beautiful.

  14. Joanna Meyer says:

    This turned out wonderfully! Everything looks delish. 🙂

  15. Marie says:

    I would really love the lovers leap tea

  16. Amelia Marie says:

    Beautiful ideas! I love their packaging and classy brand!

  17. Tammy says:

    I make tea party favors so the white peach organic and fair trade looks amazing!

  18. Amanda Buccieri says:

    Big Hibiscus Iced Tea!

  19. Emma says:

    Oh my I am a tea lover and can’t wait to try!

  20. Keri Hatos says:

    I want to try the iced tea. Perfect for hot summer AZ days!

  21. Any of the Iced Teas sound fabulous!

  22. Jenn Hillman says:

    The white petal sounds so good!

  23. Vivian says:

    I am a huge tea lover and a must have for me daily. The tea bags look so elegant and I am in love!!!

  24. Evelyn Louangsithideth says:

    From the Herbal Fusions..I’d pick Honeybush!!
    this would be perfect for an event coming up!

  25. Kymberly Erickson says:

    I would have to try the iced tea collection for summer.

  26. Leann says:

    all of them sound good! but i think lover’s loop will go well at the bridal shower!

  27. Kate says:

    I would love to try some herbal teas! My mother’s maiden name is Smith… A pretty Smith tin full of lovely flowers and an assortment of teas would be the perfect gift for an upcoming special birthday!

  28. Tracy Habern says:

    I think I would have to go with the chai! Drink it every single morning!! Yummy!!!!

  29. Lynn K says:

    I am a southern girl and love my iced sweet tea!!! However I would love trying blend #23- KANDY. Sounds like a lovely cup of tea!

  30. Nia says:

    The spearmint and hibiscus flowers tea both look great.

  31. Laurie says:

    I absolutely love the idea of a tea party bridal shower. Thank you for sharing!

  32. Ana says:

    Thank you for the lovely post and the inspiration. A couple of months ago a friend of mine asked me to her maid of honour next summer and I am still collecting ideas for the bridal shower. My friend is very shy and gets anxious when she is the center of attention so the traditional bridal shower is not a good option for her. But the private tea party, in a beautiful garden setting could definitely workout for her!
    Thanks again!

  33. Janine Berryhill says:

    I would LOVE to try Lover’s Leap!

  34. Sherry says:

    I enjoyed this post so much. I love tea and would try the iced tea for sure!

  35. Dee Parker says:

    I would like to try the Bai Mu Dan tea.

  36. La Rae says:

    Would love to try Lord Bergamot… while daydreaming of customized keepsake tins for the upcoming wedding…

  37. Amanda says:

    I love tea. I would love to try your fav, White Petal.

  38. Marni says:

    I love this post! The table setting is so perfect. I would love a cup of Bouquet. Fingers crossed that I win!

  39. Kris says:

    Love this. It would be perfect for my mother’s next birthday. Beautiful!

  40. Lucy says:

    What a beautiful setting….loved how you wrapped the utensils. I love tea so any of the flavors would be great….for now I would try the iced teas.

  41. Jocelyn says:

    I would pick mango feng shui if I won. Thank you for this lively giveaway!

  42. Julie Raye-Rod says:

    the iced tea sounds really wonderful

  43. Fabiola says:

    I love tea! I would like to try white petal! It sounds so sophisticated! I hope I”ll win!

  44. Lauralee L. says:

    I love tea so I think I would want to get the Smith Variety and the wedding flavors. My son is getting married in September so this would be perfect!

  45. Nancy M. says:

    Assam would be my first choice, but I would love to try them all!!

  46. cass says:

    I would love to try all of the ice tea varieties. C

  47. Melissa says:

    I would love to try them all! But I think iced tea would be perfect for a wedding celebration. I also love matcha green tea!

  48. Pauline says:

    I would love to try lovers leap at a shower.

  49. Michelle says:


  50. Christine says:

    If I win the giveaway, I would choose Honeybush, Chai, Chammomile Flowers, Ginger Root, and Hibiscus Flowers.

  51. Olga says:

    I would love to try the white petal tea!

  52. Melissa says:

    Bungalow sounds yummy!

  53. Elizabeth G. says:

    I would get the Honeybush and Chamomile Flowers flavors!

  54. Trisha Wright says:

    I would pick the Summer Starter Trio Set! Love this giveaway and all of the adorable free printables!

  55. Wendy Wolfer says:

    What an elegant party lovely way to spend time with the person of honor. I’ll would love to try the Chai, Honeybush & Jasmine Green Tips tea for a upcoming birthday tea party we’re hosting for a friend!

  56. Linda says:

    the summer set looks awesome

  57. Kristy says:

    Chai tea sounds delicious!

  58. Donna says:

    The white petal variety sounds divine

  59. Heather says:

    Lord Bergamot! Yum!!

  60. Annette says:

    Is the recipe for the pudding parfaits available?

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