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Galentine’s Day Tea Party – February 13th

We all love our men but where do we go when the slogs of our today, tomorrow and yesterday burden us – a burden that is too sensitive and heavy for the “man”kind? The answer is: to our own kind, to those who share and understand the hormones and the plight of it all – our girlfriends, sisters, mothers, female colleagues. That is where the gentleness we need is extended and understood. While the males in our lives strive to provide us all we need as their ladies, the tactful care that makes us thrive in a female company is quite unmatched. Since we need both the companies, why not relax and declutter ourselves in our girls’ party on February 13th, right before we celebrate the V day with our valentine?

I guess that was the reasoning behind the Galentine’s Day; a comedic gesture, coined fairly recently in a sitcom, Parks and Recreation. While it may not have the legacy of time to its credit but the “unofficial holiday” sure is fast becoming a popular one and by all means, plausible! Thanks to Leslie Knope who introduced this much needed concept of “ladies celebrating ladies” every February 13th with her soul sistas. She does it brunch style with waffles and coffee. When ladies are together, many things can be deemed fun, I am putting forth what fares well with me – sweets and tea presented in best of suavity and charm! Scroll down for your viewing pleasures ~

Low tea Galentine's party
Galentine's cake topper
Galentine's Party Cakes
Happy Galentine's Day
Tea party food
Vintage plates and gold flatware for cake
organza vintage napkins
desserts for tea party
Desserts for tea paty
Heart valentine's cookies
Heart sandwiches for Valentine or Galentine
Low tea for Galentine's Day
Paper flowers
naked cake with teacup
tea party finger food
Tea trolley
A special blend
Glaentine's tea party
you are my cup of tea
Tea party

So ladies – awesome as it is to get ready for Valentine, but the take away from this fun styled shoot is to appreciate and recognize the full worth of womanship. And to do this  in this low tea fete styled exclusively for Gallentine’s Day just makes it all the more feminine! Gather the girl-gang for some talking therapy! Fancy up, garb yourself in florals, don some heals and let your guard down!  It is time for girl only soiree, Ladies Celebrating Ladies ~ oh and while you enjoy with the ladies, don’t forget to add sugar!

Credits: Pale pinks and rose make an appeal that no other does for ladies’ tea. I wanted the table to be a mix of elegance and a little bit of rustiquity. Although many colors go well with the rustic elements, pink in this shoot had to be consciously picked. It was a great collaboration, hands down! I sent my vendor friends the color palette and idea pictures and everything delivered complemented my thought to the last! I used vintage china, silverware, linen and paper decor from Tea Crockery and the whole affair was beautified with scrumptious delicious cakes and desserts. I have worked with Sally Bakes Me Pretty before and had a great experience so called her with my eyes closed. Here is our work together from last June! Mehr’s Cake Croner partnered with us for desserts and cakes. Baking cakes and making desserts since 2009, Mehr’s Cake Corner provides the great combination of passion and proper training it takes to produce the delicacies so perfect. The sandwiches are heart of any tea party – these ones done perfectly for tea and this shoot were provided by Tea-licious by Maria. With passion of cooking and trying yummy recipes, the business focuses mostly on tea items and mini desserts (perfect pairing for Tea Crockery!). She also holds kids summer cooking and painting classes. While I used silk flowers mostly, there were some nice touches of crepe and paper flowers made on such short notice by Qute Blooms by Qudsia Maqbool – thanks for doing this!

Invites and paper decor can be seen here!

The Shoot: Something particular about this shoot – it is presented (with some liberty to its version) in a style of low tea! Considered very formal and elitish in many parts of the world, low tea is quite an overlooked style of hosting in many others. Generally in the US tea party is synonymous to high or buffet tea. I will keep the detailed discussion about differences in low and high tea for another post but for now, I just want to let you know that drinking tea low style actually is more relaxing and prolongs the time together since couches are more of our comfort zone than the dining chairs. It also does not break the flow of the party while transitioning from dining to living areas. So if you think about serving tea next time, contact us to style up your low tea table for intimate friends – friends that you want to spend long time with!

Happy planning!

About Author

Hi and welcome to my blog!

My name is Riffat and I am the writer behind this blog. Through this blog I share many things I am enthusiastic about – my curated items from old era, passion for tea and tea parties, design and décor, DIY projects. I specifically like to create themed and seasonal parties incorporating vintage treasures. I am married to an awesome guy who has {a good case of} wanderlust and is a grand but healthy foodie. Occasionally I will be journaling and sharing his experiences in travel, recipes and restaurant reviews. On my blog you will also get to meet our 3 amazing boys – the oldest is neuro-diverse and his being on the spectrum has given a different and incredible meaning to our family! I would be a very different person without him. Besides enjoying my family and this blog, I am a full-time speech and language pathologist.

We recently moved to Dallas from Arizona. Back there, I ran a vintage china rental and sales business. I had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors in the event industry and got featured on many international and national blogs. I started blogging specific to my collection but recently switched to life style blogging to touch more aspects of life.

Originally from Pakistan, I am a multicultural and multilingual person and enjoy diversity to its fullest. I welcome new things and ways and learn from them but believe in restoring and preserving as well. I love people who inspire each other, are successful holistically, spread positive vibes and make a difference in this world for themselves and individuals around them. Overall, I strive to be a very well-balanced person and this blog plays some part in achieving that!

I absolutely love to team up with creative minds! Feel free to contact me for style consultation, photo shoots, vintage & antique articles, tea parties and hand-made items. I also do product reviews and feature items on my blog. I have a small shop on etsy featuring my collection and hand-made items.

(8) Comments

  1. […] For those of you who read my blog probably know I have a predilection towards low tea (remember the Gelantine’s shoot) rather than high tea so for this shoot, we went with the former. Low tea is served on center table […]

  2. […] guess my last post about Galentine was very women-oriented and to do so in Valentine’s month and ignore half the other world meant I […]

  3. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the idea of a Galentine party and you made everything anyone would want :). Also cannot wait to check out Qute Blooms.

    1. Ave Perry says:

      Forgot to put my name!!!

      1. Thanks Ave 🙂 Thanks for gearing me towards Galentine – its always nice chating with you about my ideas!

  4. Wow – elegance and fun at its best!

  5. Bethany says:

    Seriously beautiful decor!! Amazing!!

  6. […] I created for the styled shoot for Gaalentine’s Day –  you can view the full shoot here. Here is a snapshot of the tents and cake toppers that I […]

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