When this pretty submission from Katie Nguyen Wells of Petite Social hit my inbox, I was ecstatic. I adore book parties and one for New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Giffin – oh my! Needless to say, I’m exited to share it with you.
KATIE SHARED: “I’m a huge fan of Emily Giffin, who is the New York Times bestselling author of “Something Borrowed,” “Something Blue,” “Baby Proof,” “Love the One You’re With” and “Heart of the Matter.” So, of course, I was just a tad thrilled when asked by one of my favorite Georgetown boutiques, Urban Chic, to style an Afternoon Tea Book Signing Event for Giffin’s latest summer release, “Where We Belong“.”
“I’m a traditional kind of gal so when I hear tea party, I really envision soft, frilly, classy, girly, and vintage.
If you’ve ever noticed, each of Emily Giffin’s book covers come in a feminine pastel color of peach, purple, green, yellow, pink, blue. Using that as my inspiration, I enlisted my dear friend Lindi of Love the Day to tweak the Tea Party Printables she had designed specifically for another Petite Social event.
We settled with pale pink, cream, and a pale green (to match the green milk glass serving pieces used). In addition to the color palette chosen, I pulled out every doily, lacey, frilly, and flowery party decor I had. And, of course, you can’t have a tea party without dusting off the good china.”
shared by Katie Nguyen Wells of Petite Social
“The dessert table was filled with mini tea time treats of apricot & ginger mini scones, vanilla & raspberry tartletts, vanilla scones, lemon crisps, and the prettiest doily wrapped cake pops! Such a hit! Guests also sipped on champane cocktails and southern tea time beverages.”
“The event was a huge hit. We had more than 100 guests attend and Emily was a gracious (and gorgeous) hostess posing for pictures with each and every one of her fans.”
KATIE’S FAVORITE DETAILS
- Dessert table centerpiece — A minature chair was used as the focal point showcasing a stack ‘Where We Belong” draped with doily and pearl necklace tea cup.
- DIY floral & lace fabric backdrop used behind Emily Giffin’s table
- Doily topped mason jar lids
- Lace-trimmed cake pop stands
- Tea pots and cups filled with fresh flowers
CREDITS + RESOURCES
Concept Development & Event Styling: Petite Social
Inspiration: Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
Venue: Urban Chic Boutique
Photography: MoxieSox Photography
Tea Party Printables: Love the Day
Doily & Lace Cake Pops: Freshly Baked Confections
Mini Scones & Tarts: 6 Bitter Sweets