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You & Us does… Vintage tea party styling

Vintage event décor is very on trend at the moment. You might immediately think of weddings, but a 1930’s and 40’s afternoon tea is a perfect theme for a corporate lunch, company anniversary or even a fun twist on a gala dinner. Here are some of our styling tips for creating the wow factor with vintage décor.

It goes without saying, I’d say, that mismatched vintage china is a must! Any coordination can go out the window. Team floral with polka dot and brights with pastels to create beautiful table settings. 

The same stands for your teapots and cake stands. Mix and match the colours and patterns for a fun way to display your food, or consider using your teapots as quirky vases to create unique centrepieces. Set these on crisp, white embroidered linen for a beautiful vintage finish. 

It wouldn’t be a vintage tea party without beautiful flower arrangements. You can get creative with how these are displayed. Some of our favourite options include mason jar centrepieces, floral wheelbarrow displays, hanging wooden bird boxes with greenery or individual roses suspended from the ceiling with a ribbon or a string. You could also incorporate some pottery, clay, ceramic or terracotta to produce beautiful potted plant table displays. 

Another little touch we absolutely love are bespoke, hand painted wooden signs. This is a creative way to provide signage for different areas, food labels or as an alternative to table numbers. You can also get creative with your table place cards. Using a base of brown card, decorate these with hints of hessian, lace, mini flowers or bunting. 

That’s your table settings and flowers sorted. To complete this look, you can add a few decorative touches. Some of our favourites include bunting, paper lanterns, pom poms, hanging fans and garlands. These look best in a combination of colours, patterns and sizes. 

Hopefully this has given you some ideas for how to pull off a stunning vintage tea party décor. If you have an event coming up that you need some help with, we’d love to have a chat! Call us on 0114 400 0074 or email hello@youandus.events.

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