With spring in the air, bridal showers, baby showers, and any excuse for a garden party are around the corner.
I don’t know if it’s the British roots in me, but I LOVE a tea party. Setting a beautiful table, eating ALL the pastries, and hanging out with the girls. So fun. Heck, I might even throw on a fascinator (yep, I own TWO).
If you’re hosting a tea party and need some ideas for tea party flowers, keep reading. I have my own little DIY tutorial that is so easy and simple to do, you’ll be able to knock it out no prob. And then I have more floral arrangement ideas at the end, too!
Tea Party Flowers:
Head to your local flower store and pick up some stems.
I am the first to admit that I am NOT a florist. I barely know the names of anything, and really just grab things that I think look pretty.
I like to keep it simple and budget-friendly. For this arrangement I grabbed two different types of greenery (a few stems of each), plus a couple of beautiful white roses.
Using wet floral foam is amazing for two reasons. First is that it makes it way easier to arrange flowers because it keeps them in place, and secondly it keeps the flowers stay fresh longer.
I used this wet foam by Floracraft.
Cut your floral foam into whatever size is going to fit your vessel. It cuts like butter, and you can cut it into whatever shape you might need.
Always do a test to make sure it fits your vessel. I’ve had these white lace planters from IKEA forever. They are cheap, pretty, and are perfect for creating a tea party look!
Next it’s time to wet your foam. Actually, I think you can also cut after you’ve soaked the foam. I’m not sure if it really matters what order you do this in?!
But the soaking part is where most people get it wrong. They take the foam and submerge it straight into water.
The problem with that is that you get air pockets inside the foam.
What you want to do instead is fill up a bucket or your sink, then just drop your piece of foam on top.
After a few minutes, it will sink down to the bottom. At that point it is fully soaked and ready to transfer back to your vessel.
Now it’s time to cut your stems and arrange them in your foam.
The nice thing about these long stems of greenery is that you can usually cut them in half and get two out of one (assuming you are making a shorter arrangement).
I cut my stems, cleared a few leaves off the base of each one, then placed them in on an angle.
Like I said, I am NOT a florist. I’m sure I probably break all the “rules” of flower arranging, but keep reading because this actually turned out quite pretty!
I added in my eucalyptus. With this, I like them to really hang out the side of the vase. Really pretty that way.
And then I popped in my roses. These are beauties and continue to open up as the days go on.
What I love about these is that you don’t need many to really make an impact. Just a few go a long way.
And that’s it! A really simple way to create very pretty arrangements for your tea party, or any occasion.
Make a few of these to line your table, and your friends will think you’ve legit become a florist!
Oh and you’ll probably have a few little green stems leftover afterwards. Instead of throwing them out, I use each and every little piece!
For example, with these leftover off-cuts, I took a small white creamer (a tea cup would be perfect too), popped in some wet foam, and then placed the stems in there.
The nice thing about using the Floracraft wet foam is that you can cut it to any size or shape.
A little small arrangement you can use in your kitchen, on your side tables, wherever. Get creative and don’t let any of your bouquet go to waste!
More Tea Party Flower Ideas:
Here are some other tea party flower ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Lots of different colour schemes here, depending on what kind of look you want.
If you use black vessels for your flowers and some gray table settings, you can create this really modern vibe. Stick with greenery stems, white and blush pink flowers, and anemones (the ones with those black centers).
Next, if you want something really bright, colourful, and spring-y, add in a bunch of bright yellow and orange flowers.
A white tablecloth, pastel plates and accessories, and gold flatware will make it SO pretty.
And lastly, if you want a really feminine look, going with a mixture of pinks in your floral arrangements is the way to go.
Pair it with lace – like a lace tablecloth – and some gold accessories and you are going to have one glam vibe.
Modern Handmade Home Series:
And now, head on over to my 4 girlfriends who all created flower arrangements using the same Floracraft wet foam. I loved seeing us all do a little something different!
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by the lovely folks over at Florcraft. It was a pleasure to try out their products! All opinions are, as always, my own.