Your party might already be set apart from others by sending out invites for a tea party. Paper and handwritten notes are becoming less commonplace in today’s society as a result of the increased convenience of email and the telephone. There is no need to send out formal invites with engraving, but if the event is really important to you, like a wedding or baby shower, you may want to invest on something fancier. You are free to choose any level of formality or casualness you would like for your invitations. There is no limit to the number of imaginative ways in which you may come up with one-of-a-kind invites.
Let’s begin by making the assumption that you’re not the crafts or creative kind, but you still want lovely invites for your next tea party. Blank note cards and stationery with designs that are understated but chic may be found at a lot of office supply shops. You might provide a bribe to a buddy of yours who has beautiful handwriting or who is skilled in calligraphy and ask them to compose handwritten letters for you. Or, if you are proficient with computers, you may use a word processing application to print your invitations using a beautiful calligraphic font. This option is available only if you are. If you buy robust paper in a standard size and fold it three times so that it can fit into a matching envelope, this will be a particularly simple task for you to do.
Sending a replacement e-mail should only be done if it is absolutely necessary. If the idea of sending out invites for a tea party makes you feel overwhelmed as a novice, you may completely avoid sending them by calling or emailing your guests instead. Be mindful, though, that sending an invitation by e-mail is a far more casual gesture than sending one via paper. However, if you’re trying to put together a get-together at the eleventh hour, calling or emailing your guests is perfectly acceptable and will be the most practical option. If you’re just starting out as a host or hostess, you should probably plan to spend more time on the invites for future events only after you’ve already gotten the hang of serving tea and food and other key responsibilities.
If you’re prepared to spend a little more time on your tea party invitations, gather a bunch of materials together to come up with never-ending ideas for your invites. Some materials to use can be found at your local craft stores such as cardstock, fabrics, stickers, paper doilies, ribbons, dried flowers, buttons, and strips of lace. Start with a sturdy piece of beautifully colored cardstock and layer another piece of paper on top with a pretty background or instead layer with a paper doily or piece of fabric. Then decorate with ribbons, flowers, stickers, buttons, and laces. If you like to scrapbook, invite a few friends who share your passion over for a cup of tea to help you make the invitations. You may already have all of the supplies that you’ll need. You can also print out images from the internet to add such as pictures of a tea set, tea party foods, or Victorian paintings for a formal afternoon tea.
For more ideas, take a trip to the craft store and walk through different aisles, noticing unique pieces and brainstorming ways to incorporate them into your next invitations. If you plan on delivering invitations by hand rather than through the mail, you’ll have even more options such as miniature Victorian hats or dolls, bouquets of flowers, and small hand-held fans with notes attached.