A Blue and White Afternoon Tea

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Blue and White Ginger Jar Afternoon Tea invitation.

You’re Invited to a Blue and White Party…

Blue and White is such a classic color palette. Be it for a lunch gathering, bridal shower, or an Afternoon Tea. It’s timeless when paired with a floral or Chinoiserie motif.

What I love about the Blue and White aesthetic is that it’s so mix and match-able. I guess any color pattern is, but I think blue and white works especially well. Ditto for the Chinoiserie motifs, which include whimsical pagodas, bamboo, florals, vines, and leaves.

Blue and White Party dishes
Blue and White!
Place cards from Nancy Nikko Design, napkins from Caspari

Accessories

Afternoon Tea, by nature, is a little more formal – or at least planned – than a regular tea gathering with friends. If you’re having a party that’s a bit larger (6 or more?) why not use place cards to add to your table decor?

I like the idea of small favor gifts as well, especially for events like showers. I made this wrap myself as the items were small – an 8.5 x 11 sheet would cover them.

Blu e and white!
Blue and white homemade wrapping works if your favor gifts are small enough!

Nibbles…

An assortment of treats with Pale Pink Fuschia flowers and leavse

Of course, you can’t forget the snacks. Sandwiches, cakes, scones – made by you, or bought from your favorite bakery. Need a primer on making finger sandwiches? Click here.

blue and white chinoiserie invitations
Free fill-in invitation for your personal use

Free Blue and White Printable Afternoon Tea Invitation
This file is set to print 2 5×7 invites on a 8.5×11 sheet. I recommend using a nice card stock, trim just inside the border line.
Click on the link below, then Right Click to save to your computer.
Download Invitation Here!

Digital invitations are for personal use only, and cannot be sold, reproduced, used for derivative works or distributed, except for your own personal party use.

The wrapping was made with a watercolor pattern and a second design was made using a few of my illustrations (Koi fish ad, vases, and lily pads). I used the same watercolor pattern to make envelope liners. You can either make your own liner template or buy a set from Paper Source if it’s something you’ll think you’ll make often – the set comes with an assortment of sizes.
You can find the set HERE.

Nancy Nikko Place Cards

Enjoy your tea…