How To Host A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

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We threw a Jane Austen themed bridal shower for my best friend – and it turned out beautifully!

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

For decorations we had white seat covers with pink bows and a matching table cloth. A white pillar to showcase one of many white and pink flower arrangements. A wall sticker that displayed a love quote above the fireplace and a couple of card tables set up.

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

I also put together a picnic basket with tea sandwiches wrapped in wax paper tied with a bow, silverware, poundcake, grapes, a bottle of sherry and some baby’s breath. My friend’s mother had a lovely selection of china tea cups to choose from.  A selection of classical music and Jane Austen movie soundtracks played in the background.

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

Now the most important part of any party: the food! Martha Stewart’s Baking book was my bible and I spent a day churning out scones, pound cake and my masterpiece: Petits Fours (with home made almond paste). We also made Jane Austen themed labels for many of the food items. This was our menu:

Sense and Sensibility Scones: Fennel & Golden Raisin with herb butter

Sense and Sensibility Scones: Oat and Apricot with devon cream and jam

Sense and Sensibility Scones: fennel and golden raisin with herb butter

Sense and Sensibility Scones: Oat and Apricot with devon cream and jam

Mr. Darcy’s Stuffed Mushrooms

Persuasion Petits Fours

Persuasion Petits Fours

Persuasion Petits Fours

Emma’s Cheese Tray

Emma's Cheese Tray

Emma’s Cheese Tray

Pride & Prejudice Lemon Poppyseed Poundcake

Pride & Prejudice Poundcake

Pride & Prejudice Lemon Poppyseed Poundcake

Mansfield Park Tea Sandwiches:
-Smoked salmon w/capers on pumpernickel
-Cucumber, watercress and creamed cheese
-Rosemary chicken
-Egg salad
-Tuna

Elizabeth Bennett’s Shortbread Heart Shaped Cookies

Victorian dried cherries & raspberries

A Jane Austen tea selection: Earl Grey tea, Lady Grey tea, orange peakoe, English breakfast, chamomile, lemon

Jane Austen's Tea Selection

Jane Austen’s Tea Selection

For games we had a Jane Austen quiz and had a matchmaker game – a tag is placed on your back and you can only ask “yes” or “no” questions to figure out who you are, and then you have to go around and find your famous mate. For prizes we had tea cups and Jane Austen novels wrapped up with pretty ribbons.

My friend loved her shower, and we loved planning it for her!  Can we have Jane Austen tea parties all the time?

7 thoughts on “How To Host A Jane Austen Tea Party Bridal Shower

  1. Nan

    Thank you SO much for posting pictures and itemizing ingredients. Daughter is Jane Austen fan and I did not know where to start on this! Blessings to you for helping me out!!!!!

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