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This was an intimate formal afternoon tea with all the trimmings: fine china, gold-rimmed crystal, antique silver, and hand-embroidered linens.
The party decor was inspired by the nursery which featured a cherry blossom motif. Colors were pink, ivory & brown. Instead of flowers, we opted for a more sleek and modern look with handmade ribbon balls in clear crystal cylinders.

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Homemade mixed berry salad with grand marnier sauce served in individual footed dessert bowls; French macaroon and shortbread cookie "rattles"; a selection of French macaroons from Laduree; homemade red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

  • Party Favors

    Mini tea tins and candy jars, as well as stationery sets from Kate's Paperie.

  • Activities / Games

    Wishing tree hung with tags which guests used to share their wishes with the mommy-to-be.

  • Funniest Moment

    Posing for photos with the ribbon ball "baby rattles".

  • What People Ate

    Homemade finger sandwiches: watercress, egg salad, cucumber, smoked salmon, and crab salad. Each flavor sandwich was cut into a different shape using cookie cutters.

  • What People Drank

    Sakura sencha tea infused with dried cherry blossoms, as well as sparkling soda in sour cherry flavor both tie into the cherry blossom theme.

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