Thursday, March 7, 2013

Guest Blog: Beau-coup

Today I am very excited to introduce our first ever guest blogger Beau-coup! They are a local online company (based in Mountain View) offering high quality favors, gifts and supplies as well as exceptional customer service so that every celebration can be a once-in-a-lifetime event. I have personally used some of their products for my business before and can attest to the excellent customer service and quality of their products.


Spring is nearly here, and it’s time to start shaking off the winter weariness in favor of sunshine and sweet-smelling flowers. It’s a great time to get outside and revel in the sunshine, and what better way to celebrate than with a tea party? Tea parties are one of our most popular themes, and here are a few suggestions on how to make this theme your own!

Classic Tea Party
·        Bridal Showers – spring is the season of love, making it the perfect time to celebrate your upcoming wedding with those you love most. Getting outside in the garden with the girls gives everyone a chance to play dress up while daydreaming about the wedding details.
·        Baby Showers –spring is also a season of rebirth, which makes it an ideal time to take advantage of the warmer weather and celebrate mom-to-be’s blossoming belly and growing family.
·        Girl’s Birthday Parties – what little girl doesn’t dream of a tea party at some point? A tea party themed birthday party is a great way to celebrate a special day while making a childhood dream come true. Don’t forget the cute, frilly costumes and fun hats!

Customize it:
The classic tea party set up is essentially the same for each of the above parties, with some minor changes to make it more relevant for each occasion. For example, you can decorate for each celebration with colorful criss-cross paper lanterns, but make sure to show your appreciation for your grown up guests with heart-shaped tea infusers, while you delight little girls with bite-sized and scrumptious little petit fours.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
·        Themed Weddings –the bride and groom are already mad for one another. Why not show it with a whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme? This theme comes complete with colorful costumes and all kinds of bite-sized goodies.
·        Adult Birthday Parties–who doesn’t dream of escaping the world in favor of a more magical place? A themed birthday party is the perfect way to make that happen.
·        Masquerades–sometimes the best reason to party is simply because. The coming of the spring after a long, chilly winter is reason enough to hose a springtime bash! Why not use it as an excuse to throw a masquerade with an Alice in Wonderland theme?

Create it:
 Decorate the tables with whimsical topiary place card holders and encourage guests to get into the theme with colorful parasols. Beyond that, the sky and your imagination are the only limits!

These are just a few ideas to keep you occupied while you countdown to that first glorious jacket-free day in the sunshine. What creative twists on a tea party can you dream up? Tell us in the comments!