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Whimsical High Tea Baby Shower Ideas


Christine Coughlin

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Do you dream in parties too? If you are looking for inspiration for your next show-stopping event, look no further. Create a whimsical high tea baby shower sure to wow your guests.

In this post you’ll find hot party planning tips, decor and floral ideas and a classic high-tea menu that will help you plan the high tea baby shower of your dreams.

Are you in the Greater Vancouver area? Check out the talented vendors that made this high tea baby shower a dream come true. You’ll find links to their websites down below.

Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

Women Supporting Women

I am grateful to have collaborated with a dream team of women to create a magical high tea baby shower for my friend Laura as she prepared to welcome her baby girl.

Andrea and Carmen of Rosewood Event Design turned my request for a whimsical and feminine high tea into an elegant baby shower that felt like we had stepped into a fairy tale.

High Tea Baby Shower Decorations and Flowers

The colour palate of the baby shower and flowers was inspired by art that Laura planned to use in her baby girls nursery.

One of Rosewood Event Designs’ specialties is creating stunning floral arrangements in-house, and they did not disappoint. The moss they used as a table runner brought the scene to the next level.

Photography Credit: Sarah Davids Photography
Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

Rosewood Event Design sourced gorgeous antique feeling chargers and soft pink cloth napkins as a nod to the mama-to-be’s love of antiques and the baby girl we were celebrating.

We pooled our tea cup and saucer collections and used various patterns of china, adding to the whimsical feel of the garden tea party.

Hot Tip- White plates are the little black dress of the table setting. You can often find great basic white plates at the dollar store.

An eclectic china collection sets the tone for a whimsical high tea garden party. Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography
Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

Rosewood Event Design sourced antique furniture, including a rocking chair and a carousel horse, to create a stunning backdrop for the mother-to-be to open her gifts.

The hanging greenery adds depth and elegance to the backdrop.

The garden pergola was draped in fabrics to create ambiance and protect our guest of honour from the sun.

Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography
Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

We had 14 guests and wanted to make sure we could keep our magical table setting intact. I created one two-tiered platter of sandwiches to be passed around and two platters of scones, one for each end of the table. We served the sandwiches and scones to begin, followed by the dessert platters.

With such a show stopping table-scape we needed to use an antique dresser as a drink station to reduce clutter.

Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

High Tea Baby Shower Menu

Laura and I have been taking each other for high-teas to celebrate all special events for years and are both fans of the classics, which made deciding what to serve the guests easy.

Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

Classic high tea menu

  • Egg salad finger sandwiches
  • Cucumber with dill cream cheese finger sandwiches
  • Cream tea scones with Devonshire cream and jam. Click here for my Big Fluffy Cream Tea Scone recipe.
  • Creamy Earl Grey
  • Camomille Tea
  • A boozy and refreshing iced tea for the guests when they arrived. I’ll share this recipe soon.

Hot Tip- Don’t forget to provide a caffeine-free and alcohol-free option for the mama-to-be.

Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

High Tea Dessert Menu

  • Mini Cupcakes with fresh fruit
  • Mini Lemon Tarts with blueberries
  • Raspberry Dream Cups
  • Macaroons
  • Meringues
  • Assorted Chocolates

High Tea Baby Shower Party Sources

One of the shifts I have been making is to lean into my strengths and passions and realize that I can’t and shouldn’t attempt to do it all.

The following vendors made this high-tea baby shower a beautiful afternoon we’ll never forget.

Rosewood Event Design

The Rosewood Event ladies were a pleasure to work with. From our first site visit to accommodating changes in guest counts, they were both professional and full of inspired ideas to make this event more than I ever dreamed possible.

Event Design & Florals, Rosewood Event Design

Do you dream about being an event planner?
Click here to read an interview with the ladies of Rosewood Event Design and learn how they teamed up and took the leap to make their dream a reality.

Laura’s First Peak at her High-Tea Baby Shower Garden Party. Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

Sarah Davids Photography

If you’ve been to one of my events, you know I’m often running around looking for my camera so I can capture all of the special moments. Having Sarah Davids photograph the beauty of this day allowed me to stay in the moment instead of trying to capture it.

Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

Sarah captured all of the gorgeous details, including Laura’s first peek at the space, some stunning bump photos for Laura to treasure always, and a few guests and I even managed to get some fresh new headshots.

Photography, Sarah Davids Photography

Hot Tip- Maternity photos make a beautiful gift. If having an event photographer is out of your budget, ask some of the other shower guests if they would like to chip in to help cover the cost.

Greater Vancouver Party Planning Sources

Event Design & Florals, Rosewood Event Design
Photography, Sarah Davids Photography
Rentals, Cloud Nine Party Rentals
High Tea Treats and Garden Location, Christine Coughlin

Photo credit: Sarah Davids Photography

A special thank you to Andrea, Carmen and Sarah who helped me shower one of my best friends in a truly spectacular way.


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