Bringing together friends, mother, mother-in-law, aunts and cousins before the wedding is all the bride needs to relax, entertain and have fun long before the big day arrives. And the best opportunity for this is the kitchen tea.
This old habit has been modernizing with the passage of time and, nowadays, it is possible to hold such an event with much more freedom and with the face of the bride and groom.
Basically, kitchen tea is an intimate gathering where the women closest to the bride present her with practical and functional objects that will help the couple set up the new kitchen.
But despite the simple concept, kitchen tea can become a unique and unforgettable moment for the bride and her guests. For this, organization and planning are essential and this is what you will learn to do in this post: how to organize a tea time kitchen step by step. Come on?
Step 1: Set date, time and location
Cooking tea is usually scheduled to happen between 20 and 30 days before the wedding. It's a real hot for the main event. Therefore, schedule the kitchen tea from the date of the wedding. Choose weekends or a Friday night, for example, depending on the schedule of your guests.
The time is also important. In general, this type of event is scheduled for the afternoon and this is good as it helps reduce costs with the buffet. After all a dinner is much more expensive than an afternoon coffee.
The kitchen tea also does not need to be held in a pompous place, let this for the wedding. As the event is intimate and brings together few people prefer to perform it at home or at the home of one of the bride and groom's parents. The party room of the building can also be a good request.
Step 2: Who will organize?
The cooking tea can be planned and performed by the bride or girlfriend's friends. It is important to define who will be responsible for the organization at the beginning, so that everything runs smoothly and without any unforeseen.
Another option is to hire a specialized company just for this type of event.
Step 3: invitations
After setting the date, time, and location, start distributing invitations. Do this at least 20 days before the kitchen shower.
Invitations can be sent electronically or printed and delivered by hand. An important detail: all the invited guests for the kitchen tea should be invited to the wedding too, okay?
Step 4: Gift list
The list of gifts for the kitchen tea should be simple, after all the guests will already shell out with the official wedding gift. So opt for useful and functional articles found in home appliance stores.
You can choose to send a different gift suggestion on each invitation or create a list in a specific store. Another option is to create a list is to distribute it virtually, leaving the guests free to buy where they think best.
Some examples of items that should be listed on the kitchen tea list are can opener, bottle opener, plastic bowls, egg whisk, strainer, silicone spoons, gauges, juice jug, sifters and pot holders.
Step 5: Think about the kitchen tea decor
The decor of the kitchen tea is important to ensure the mood of celebration and relaxation of the event. However, you need not exaggerate in this regard, even though you will have a wedding soon to decorate.
To make a cheap and economical tea, the best tip is to bet on the DIY concept - Do It Yourself - or "Do It Yourself." The internet - and this post - is full of step-by-step tips on how to make a décor for kitchen tea to sweep away.
First of all, define the main theme of tea. The champagne decoration of the kitchen teas is that made with household objects like cups, cutlery, teapots, graters, etc.
But you can get away with that 'housewife' line is to put up a bar-style kitchen tea - which is very high nowadays - or to personalize with something that refers to a personal taste of the bride and groom.
Another tip is to use the destination of the honeymoon as decoration theme. Ah, photos of the couple are also welcome.
Step 6: Eat and drink
The eating and drinking of the cooking tea should be defined from the scheduled time for the party. But in general, considering that the event happens in the afternoon, the best option are canapés, snacks and snacks. Fruits and sweets also look good.
For drinking, offer natural juice, soda, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options.
7th Step: Tea Party Games
Pretending self-catering tea needs to have fun jokes to make it even more fun. That's why we've selected five suggestions of play to choose and do with your guests below. But, a tip, opt for a maximum of three games, so there is plenty of time for that nice chat with your friends. Check out the suggestions:
- Ask each guest to bring a recipe. The bride will have to guess who each one is. When the bride hits, the guest pays tribute, but if the bride misses, the monkey is hers;
- Make a bingo bag with the guests. It works like this: each guest stays with their respective bags in the lap, the bride then sings an object that usually the women carry in the bag, the guest who finds the object first inside the bag wins a toast;
- Take an apron and distribute buttons, fabric pens, flaps, lines and ribbons and ask each guest to make a different intervention on the piece. In the end, the bride will have a beautiful souvenir of the kitchen tea;
- Make a treasure hunt during tea. Hide an object that is special to the bride and ask the guests to locate it. Whoever finds first gets a gift;
- Assemble a quizz about the groom. What his favorite food, where he was born, the first car he had, favorite movie, anyway. All these questions should be answered in advance by the groom. The questions will be read one by one to the bride and each wrong answer, she pays a monkey;
Step 8: Souvenirs for the tea of kitchen
After much laughter and amusement, the kitchen tea came to an end. But before everyone leaves, give away little souvenirs. The most common for the tea of kitchen are cliques with brigadeiro, jellies of the jelly and spoons of chocolate.
However, you can adapt the souvenirs to the tea theme.
How about getting even more into the laid-back atmosphere of the kitchen tea, and, of course, getting inspired with beautiful decorations for the day? This is what you will check below. We have made a lovely selection of pictures to serve as reference for the moment you are planning yours. Check out:
Picture 1 - Simple decoration, but that welcomes with much charm the invited ones for the tea of kitchen.
Picture 2 - A rustic plate to welcome the tea of kitchen
Picture 3 - Decoration of kitchen tea with cans and graters.
Picture 4 - Peonies and macarons in kitchen tea.
Picture 5 - Panel of porcelain cups to decorate; At the end of the party, they became souvenirs.
Picture 6 - Humm, donuts! Forget the diet on kitchen tea day
Picture 7 - Colored toaster graces the candy table
Picture 8 - Kitchen de mentirinha: with right to recipe and stove of cloth.
Picture 9 - In this tea of kitchen they sprout flowers until of graters
Picture 10 - To fill the eyes with so much sweetness
Picture 11 - And for a clean and delicate decoration, bet on white as the main color of the kitchen tea
Picture 12 - A flowered corner to receive the gifts of the tea of kitchen
Image 13 - Outdoor Kitchen Tea!
Image 14 - Cheerful and relaxed invitation template for kitchen tea
Picture 15 - Drinks elaborated to celebrate that special day
Image 16 - A porcelain teapot in the best style "Beauty and the Beast"
Picture 17 - Rustic souvenir for the tea of kitchen: a charm, no?
Picture 18 - A naked cake and a glamorous photo of the couple are the highlight of this tea-kitchen decor
Picture 19 - Champagne toasting
Picture 20 - A delicate and romantic arrangement
Picture 21 - Creative: a cake made of towels and household utensils
Image 22 - Pink cart to complete the tea decoration.
Picture 23 - Here, the mixer turned into ice bucket for the drinks.
Picture 24 - Flowers and spatulas of silicone divide the same colors in the arrangement
Picture 25 - Teapots and cups can turn lovely pots for the kitchen tea decoration
Picture 26 - All matching!
Image 27 - A tower of cups to remember the traditional cake of wedding walk
Picture 28 - Pallets! Use them to make the tea decoration and give a sustainable face to the event.
Picture 29 - Here, the little mixer just comes to decorate.
Picture 30 - Balloons are great for cheering and decorating parties spending little
Picture 31 - Tip of what to serve in the kitchen tea: pot cake
Picture 32 - Personalized souvenir to close the kitchen tea with golden key
Image 33 - The pasta colander has taken on a new role here
Image 34 - Exotic flowers to make tea-kitchen even more incredible.
Image 35 - Wire basket with basic items to survive in the kitchen.
Image 36 - After an ice bucket, the mixer can turn also a flower pot
Image 37 - Bet on a decontaminated bow of balloons to enhance the look of your kitchen tea
Picture 38 - Idea of table set for the tea of kitchen: if you choose to serve a lunch or dinner
Picture 39 - Trio of colored cups with some flowers and you already have a themed arrangement for tea.
Picture 40 - Balloons, balloons, balloons!
Picture 41 - Curtain of frying pans: creative, original and fun.
Picture 42 - For a more classic and luxurious decoration, bet on silver or stainless steel pieces
Picture 43 - And the romantic can not forget the pink, porcelain and flowers
Image 44 - Personalized biscuits: a tasty treat.
Image 45 - White and red kitchen towels decorated with balloons and cupcakes
Image 46 - An outdoor kitchen tea does not need much, just a few banners and the table of sweets
Picture 47 - Balloons in mouth format: a different and economical decoration tip for the tea of kitchen
Image 48 - Notepad to recite recipes and a wooden spoon: the guests will love the souvenir
Picture 49 - If in marriage you can not abuse colors so much, try doing this in the kitchen tea
Image 50 - Collection of old porcelain dishes: visit your aunts and grandparents to get some copies like this
Picture 51 - Mimo edible! Who does not?
Image 52 - For a themed cake, American pasta is the best option
Picture 53 - Flower cups to decorate
Picture 54 - Cupcakes decorated with wooden spoons
Picture 55 - Look at them there! The typical cliques of Brigadier
Image 56 - The traditional version of the sweet also makes success in the tea of kitchen
Image 57 - Cookery books and household items are never too much in the kitchen tea decor.
Picture 58 - In each spoon, a message.
Image 59 - The inspiration for this kitchen tea was the movie Alice in Wonderland! Beautiful!
Image 60 - And the special place of the bride can not miss.