Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Westfield Party Styling Workshop - High Tea with Alice in Wonderland twist

The third and final day of our Westfield Workshops was used to demonstrate simple styling techniques to transform a formal high tea for 8 into a whimsical Alice in Wonderland tea party.  This ideacan just as easily be used for Birthday Parties, Baby Showers or an  afternoon tea with family and friends.

We wanted the guests to participate in hands on, simple crafting, that could be easily replicated at home, we provided all guests with a fact / worksheet covering the topics discussed and main elements used.  

Guests also had the opportunity to thoroughly discuss the theming of a high tea and learn the tricks, processes and elements that go into styling their own table/dessert station with an opportunity for plenty of Q&As at the conclusion of the workshops

Main Elements

Creating simple tea cup embellishments
Each participant created the following embellishments using decorative dots and ribbon:
  • An embellishment to decorate and theme a tea cup or tea pot
  • An embellishment to decorate and theme a napkin 
  • An embellishment to decorate a cup cake

Paper Napkin folding
 A hands on activity where guests learnt and practised two styles of napkin folding

Creative ways of using paper tissue flower balls / Topiary Trees
 A presentation, discussion and hands on exercise crafting;

Discuss what elements create a formal table display
A discussion and presentation of how by adding themed props to the classic high tea table you can create an Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party. Ideal for baby showers, tea parties, kids parties and afternoon gatherings using the following props
  • Tissue paper flower balls 
  • A demonstration of how crafting dozens of the paper flower, can create a topiary centrepiece
  • Ceramic mushrooms
  • Signage
  • Bunnies
  • Clocks
  • Keys
  • Synthetic grass 
  • Mismatched tea cups and saucers

Westfield Retailers:

Big W- Art and Craft Supplies
Riot- Art and Craft Supplies, pin wheels, butterflies
Cyril Cooke Florist - Flower Display
Nutshack - Various Candy
Blue Illusion - Cake Stand
Donut King
Cupcake Bakery

Contributors: Love JK - Decroative Dots for activity, all dessert stationery stationery including invitations, decorative dots, menu tags, drink labels.

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