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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Tea Party



Kerrie and I recently held a Valentine's Day Tea party.

We came up with the idea a month ago when we were shopping at a Victorian tea shop and stumbled upon their gorgeous tea room. When we found out it was available for rent, we immediately started planning.









We had a sleepover the night before and made cupcakes, finger food, sangria, and gift bags for our guests.



The party was a lovely success. It was sweet to see 20 of our closest friends all together for the first time. Everyone got along splendidly. Our favorite part was when we all discussed our worst dates ever. Many of them were hilarious! We all voted on who had the worst date. The winner received a giant gift bag, which included a scarf made by Kerrie, gourmet chocolates, and a beautiful picture frame.




(My Jonny was the only gentleman invited to the party. He wore his vintage 1950s Cary Grant-inspired outfit. Isn't he dashing?)




(FYI: My adorable friend Robin is actually a fashion blogger I met on this site! We were blogging buddies for a really long time until we realized a year or so ago that we lived in the same city. We've since become good friends! You should check out her awesome blog Carrie Bradshaw Made Me Do It. She also won our Worst Date giveaway at the party. Hehe.)


Kerrie invited the little girl who she nannies. So cute!


(I invited my little half-Indian mini-me. Her mama and I were college friends before she was even imagined.)

Oh, and by now you might have noticed Kerrie and I wore matching outfits. Aren't we cute?!?



A lovely time was had by all.

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

74 comments:

CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

what a great idea! i will have to try that next year!

happy valentines!
Annina
www.cinchedatthewaist.com

Robin said...

Jenny you are too freaking cute. I love this post (and not just because I'm in it)!

Thanks so much for inviting me- I had so much fun!

MG said...

That room is gorgeous. What a fun idea!

David L Macaulay said...

looks like a marvelously civilised kind of get together.

ching said...

gosh that victorian inspired place is simply awesome to get together.

daisychain said...

what an amazing way to celebrate x

Kristy said...

What a lovely idea! You all looked great x

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Vintage Vixen said...

What a lovely idea and you all look so charming and ladylike. Little Mini-Me is gorgeous. xxx

Josie said...

This looks like so much fun -- love it!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

The Shanner of Attention said...

STOP BEING SO ADORABLE!!

Seriously - what a fantastic idea. You guys rock.

Tabatha said...

Love that Victorian tea room :-) Going from your pics I'd say it has a very calming atmosphere!
You were very cute indeed :-D

Andrés Corella said...

Lovely party there! Love your matcing outfits...ohh really worst dates!!..I would have so won XD hahaha...And the guy...cute! :P

xx
Andy

Couture Carrie said...

How wonderful, darling!
Love these photos!

xoxox,
CC

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hello treacle! Sending you some belated V-day hugs from Greece!

What a fabulous party! I am loving all the photos (especially the food ones!).

x.o.x.o

Twenty.Something said...

Cute! What a fun idea! The room looks stunning.

Christopher said...

Not exactly my cough umm cup of tea but looks like you guys had fun nonetheless. You're mini-me is friggin adorable.

Courtney Erin said...

Wow, that space looks amazing!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Hey, where was MY invitation? I would have had a blast. Plus you had sangria!

love jenny xoxo said...

that is such a cool idea!! That places looks amazing too, great for taking photos!! I'm glad you had a happy Valentine's day!!

XOXO

http://lovejennyxoxo.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Lovely idea!
x

♥ Monica ♥ said...

so so lovely, beautiful photos and you look so cute dear!

mony

Cybelle e Fabi said...

The room is amazing!!!Love the pictures!!!
xoxo Cybelle & Fabi

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Phil said...

Great Post. i lve the house!

Fashionism said...

What a great idea! Wonderful house! Nice post!

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mariahsmile said...

Awww! That sounds like it was really fun! I love tea parties and will most likely have one for my bridesmaids/women of the family before my wedding! All I did special for Valentine's Day was eat chocolate! Phil and I plan to celebrate this coming weekend when I won't have to hobble to get places!

Style, She Wrote said...

What a lovely idea! Everything looks amazing! Hope you had fun. xo style, she wrote

Monroe Steele said...

Awesome idea...looks like yall had a ton of fun

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

Vivek Nanda said...

Wow...that was a great idea to celebrate...I can see that you had loads of fun and yes, you both look beautiful :)

thechyrelgomez said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and I adore this tea party! I should have one with my friends and the place really is awesome! Wish we have something similar here. :)

YUI said...

what a wonderful post!
mind to follow each other? :)

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Imogen said...

This looks and sounds like the best Valentine's Day. It is a fantastic idea and I so wish I could have come with you! The venue is absolutely stunning and you all look so lovely. You are beautiful in the pink and white and matching Kerrie is very sweet. I also love the leopard print with blue outfit. As for men, Jonny certainly knows how to dress.

StarletStarlet said...

But that's just an amazing idea! Love, love, love. need to plan a tea party, even if it's not valentine!

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My Republic of Fashion said...

That Victorian tea shop is THE perfect location for a tea party. Gotta love those velvet couches.:) Great pictures and I love your outfit. The colours are so soft and have that romantic feel about it. :)SArahD

Yvette said...

lovely pictures!

xoxo

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Sherin said...

Love it. It's such an incredible idea. Might think of doing something next V Day (let's face it, I'll still be single then, hehe).
And everyone looks great. I love your matching outfits.

Joanna Paulsen said...

It looks like fun!

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Femke de Groot said...

This looks so lovely!
Great idea, this party.
x

Vanilla said...

I wouldn't want to leave :)

Love, Vanilla

Sabrina T. said...

what a wonderful location my dear:)thanks for your comment and i would be very happy if you return and follow me!:)
kiss

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Leia said...

Oh my gosh. I am SO jealous that I didn't get to come to this party! It looks amazing! And you and Kerrie and all the guests look FABULOUS. Glad you had an amazing day!

Leia

a woman's right to shoes said...

What a great idea! Looks like you had a fabulous time with your friends and your dashing gentleman =)

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

hope you v-day was perfect! :) x

Dana Lee said...

That is a great idea :)
It looks so cute!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ummm...hello, this is too fabulous for words! Please be aware that I will be celebrating Valentine's Day with you next year - this looks like a blast!! :)

Tashrin said...

A tea party for Valentine's day......now that's incredible....and with spring in the air...it is the perfect season for tea parties too.

BTW what is a Victorian tea shop? Some kind of specialty store? I wish they had them here in Toronto. Me and a friend are seriously thinking about holding a themed dress up and tea party this spring.

I'll have to ask you for tips.....and I also wanted to tell you that you look gorgeous in your full skirt. :)

Look forward to hearing from you

Love

Tashrin - Personal style & inspiration blog from Toronto, Canada

red's chic ♥ said...

nice post!
Thank you for the comment!

Elle

http://redischic.blogspot.com/

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

gorgeous red velvet couches! sexy!

Marissa said...

What an incredible idea! Happy to hear you had such a perfect Valentine's Day!

F. said...

Great idea! Seems it was very fun :D

xoxo F.

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it looks so Great nd Qute up there!
hope you had an amazing time!
Look stunning

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tanvii.com said...

This looks like SOOO MUcH fun! Next time please invite me too!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Tea party with your friends?! I wish I was invited, haha :-). It looks so lovely and the worst date giveaway was hilarious. And those couches look super fancy and comfortable! I wish I could find a tearoom to rent over here in Hawaii but I doubt it. All of you girls look fabulous! xoxoxoo

Caroline Vang said...

looks so glaaaaam! :)

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Venus In Virgo said...

OMG! Such a fabulous idea! You look so stunning and other worldly too :) You didn't invite me for tea? :(
Glad you had fun XOXO

chocandcinnamon said...

It looks like so much fun, the place looks so beautiful!!
xx

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

this is a fabulous idea. Doesn't your Johnny look dashing!

Write it in Lipstick

Courtney B said...

This is the cutest/funnest idea ever!!
So glad you had a great Valentine's!!

dEwLiciouZ said...

what a sweet tea party, hope i could held the same sweet party :)
thanks for ur sweet comment
i following u now

Mako said...

beatifull room¡¡ great idea¡¡ kisses :)

Jennifer said...

how did i miss this post!? bahhh i'm awful!

Happy belated V-day and that is the BEST idea for a valentines day party ever! love it! =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

SMASH said...

Please adopt me into your circle of friends. Honestly, though. I love reading about the shenanigans you and your pals get into. To use the immortal words of Liz Lemon, "I. want. to. go. to. there". !!!

xx
MILK TEETHS

TOPCOAT said...

The party looks way too cute, the location is perfect! xx



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Grace said...

This tea room is awesome. Sooo jealous, want some cupcakes too!!! : ) xxx
www.this-grace.com

Audrey Allure said...

Looked like such a lovely time! Great pictures :)

rizzalana said...

sounds like you had a great time last valentine's. The couch was so grand! :) i love it!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I'm in sooo much envy of your lil tea party I can't begin to tell you! Your dress is adorable!!! I love this idea so much! How sweet is your lil mini-me!! She does look like you!! =) Awesome, pure awesomeness! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Haute World said...

What a fab idea for a Valentine's Party! I adore the room you managed to rent and how dapper is Jonny?? :) Oh, and your mini-me is adorable!

BenchesandChandeliers said...

how fun! i love chatting away at tea rooms with my girl friends.

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Tayler said...

How FAB is that couch, especially for Valentine's Day!

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margaritats said...

amazing place!!

josyp said...

Following!

hope to hear from you soon,
jos xx

Nina said...

so cute:)

xoxo