Playing dress up has been one of my favorite things to do for as long as I can remember. As you grow up, finding opportunities to put on a costume and have a good times with friends becomes more and more difficult. For this reason I think that Tea Parties are a wonderful thing. Whether it's 2 or 20 of your girl friends, any number is a perfect opportunity to put on stunning hats, gloves, accessories and dresses and just sit around chatting or playing a game of EmenGee's favorite game, Rummy.
To help get you started, here is a little bit of inspiration from a few talented artists and vintage sellers on Etsy.
Party Dress: This stunning little number is available at TimelessVintageVixen's Shop. Her shop is filled to the brim with amazing vintage finds specializing in high quality vintage dresses. If you love vintage dresses like I do, be sure to check out this amazing shop.
Cookies: No tea party would be complete without a mouth-watering treat like these Giant Chocolate Chip cookies from BusyBaker's shop. No matter what your taste, this shop is sure to have something to please your palate!
Shoes: These shoes are a tasty treat for your feet! They would look adorable with jeans or a party dress. They are available at PranceAndSwagger's shop along with tons of other amazing vintage finds for men and women!
Feather Fascinator: A splendid addition to any outfit be it casual or formal, this little head-band packs a powerful punch. It is available along with a large selection of other colors and styles at Kaang's shop.
White Flower Studs: A sweet little earrings for a sweet little ear. These studs are a total flash back to he fifties! A must have for any upscale event! These earrings along with many other styles and colors are available at Sorelle's shop.
Necklace: A classic necklace! This piece would complete any 1950's ensemble. This adorable object is available at MaryGraceJewellery's Shop. Her shop is filled to the brim with beautiful Vintage inspired, handmade jewellery.
Teapot & Teacups: This wonderful handmade Tea Set is from OakBluffsPottery's Shop. This shop is full of amazing handmade ceramic pottery which features simple but elegant form and lots of colors to choose from.
Here is a fabulous website is you're looking for some information on planning your own tea party: http://oldfashionedliving.com/teaideas.html
And, if you're interested, here are the rules to Rummy so you can start playing that with your girlfriends: http://www.pagat.com/rummy/rummy.html
Good luck! Happy Tea-Partying!