Genevieve | @beesandbubbles

Bees and Bubbles is a cabinet of curiosities dedicated to living stylishly, digging in the garden, enjoying good food, and being inspired in the everyday ♥

English Tea Party Bridal Shower

English Tea Party Bridal Shower

My sister, Christina, and I hosted a tea-themed bridal shower for a friend a couple of summers ago. With the abundance of flowers from my cutting garden we knew there would be in late summer, we immediately settled on our theme. We put together a sweets & savories menu, served bubbly and a special black vanilla blend tea, and tucked teacups and flowers on every surface. My favorite detail was the last-minute flower crown we put together to surprise our bride when she walked in the door!

Grown-up sidewalk chalk

Grown-up sidewalk chalk

Two long folding tables stacked end-to-end fit in my furniture-less living room

Two long folding tables stacked end-to-end fit in my furniture-less living room

A tea tin holds flowers (but it's on a plate because it leaked!)

A tea tin holds flowers (but it's on a plate because it leaked!)

Guest favors were baby succulents from IKEA, tied and topped with a tea bag

Guest favors were baby succulents from IKEA, tied and topped with a tea bag

Our bride wears a flower crown of chrysanthemum, tea roses, and sweet autumn clematis

Our bride wears a flower crown of chrysanthemum, tea roses, and sweet autumn clematis

DIY table runner where I drew a floral design on freezer paper, cut to fit the table

DIY table runner where I drew a floral design on freezer paper, cut to fit the table

A pom pom and paper lantern display over the dessert table

A pom pom and paper lantern display over the dessert table

Flutes ready for toasting

Flutes ready for toasting

Mantle details

Mantle details

Mix-and-match vintage place settings

Mix-and-match vintage place settings

Tea sandwiches, savory baked pimento cheese pinwheels, deviled eggs, bacon-wrapped apricots, goat cheese honey and fruit crostini

Tea sandwiches, savory baked pimento cheese pinwheels, deviled eggs, bacon-wrapped apricots, goat cheese honey and fruit crostini

For dessert! Lemon squares, lemon curd and raspberry tartlets, white buttercream cupcakes, chocolate mousse in prepared chocolate cups, and fruit parfaits served with fresh whipped cream

For dessert! Lemon squares, lemon curd and raspberry tartlets, white buttercream cupcakes, chocolate mousse in prepared chocolate cups, and fruit parfaits served with fresh whipped cream

Gift table

Gift table

Touring Champagne

Touring Champagne