Downton Abbey Bridal Shower….

 

“Keep calm

and

Downton on!”

This past weekend I had the honor of hosting a Downton Abbey bridal shower for my sister in law who is getting married in June!  She is completely obsessed with the show, so I thought it would only be fitting to host a Downton Abbey themed bridal shower tea!
Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

The main colors of the tea were pink, gold, and white.  I always try to add little quotes in frames for parties.  They add a little something special, and in this case, really incorporates the Downton Abbey theme.

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

You cannot have a tea without tea, of course!  This is sort of piggy backing on another favorite of Alaina’s, 50 Shades of Grey and her tea of choice.

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Lace, lace, and more lace.  How cute is this simple project of rolling the silverware and adding a little lace bow?

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Fresh florals are always a must.  I honestly cannot tell you how important I think adding florals is.  I always get mine from Costco.  The roses are usually $16 for 2 dozen! You can also order exactly what you want ahead of time to make sure they have the colors you are wanting.

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

This candelabra was another easy little project that made for a statement piece on the dessert table.  I just purchased it from Home Goods (my home obsession) and spray painted it pink to go along with the theme.

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

A common food that was eaten during the Downton Abbey time were pies.  There mincemeat pies, rhubarb pies, shepherd’s pie, etc., so we thought it would be a cute idea to do mini fruit pies for everyone to have their own.

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

I’m sure I’ve said this so many times, but these are my absolute favorite cupcakes ever.  Here is where you can find the recipe for these Lemon Blueberry cupcakes.

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Simple, but oh so delicious, raspberry trifle.  Can I just say how delicious this was?

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

These chocolate cupcakes were a spin off of the Pioneer Woman’s chocolate cake! They were so decadent and light and fluffy!

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Keeping with the blush pink theme, I thought it would be super cute to add little rosette’s in the tea cups with the napkins!  I’ll be doing a brief tutorial on how to obtain this look later this week!

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

French macaroons! YUM! I know they aren’t exactly British, but who doesn’t like a macaroon??  I thought they would be so cute for a favor.  They were actually not as scary to make as I thought they would be either!

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

I decided to make a little game packet for the games to keep them all organized in a cute little bundle!  We played “What’s in your cell phone,” “Lovely Little Quotes”, and we had a door prize game of “Who had the Groom?”  I’ll give more details on this later this week as well!

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

The gorgeous bride to be!

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,Tea

Downton Abbey, Bridal Shower, Party,TeaThe beautiful bridal party!  There is no possible way I could have pulled this off without all of their help!  These girls are amazing.  We are so excited for Alaina and Lee and their journey they will begin June 27, 2015!  Less than one month to go!