January 18, 2011

Queen of Hearts Tea Party

Valentine's Day is sweeter if you can celebrate with everyone you hold dear. After you and your sweetheart spend time together, gather your gal pals for cards and tea by hosting a Queen of Hearts themed party. Brew the tea (or simply serve cocktails from teacups!), pull out a few decks of cards, and decorate with lots of hearts -- tell your friends to be there or it's "off with their heads"!
Queen of Hearts Tea Party

Create a welcoming wreath for your door by painting white roses red, just as the Queen of Hearts preferred -- Lark and Lola idea blog

These heels are the perfect accessory for the hostess to wear -- Style Me Pretty

Choose a playing card themed invitation, like this one from Crane & Co. -- FineStationery.com

Be sure to serve lots of sweet treats like heart-shaped cookies and candy -- Hostess with the Mostess

Create unique centerpieces by filling teacups with (faux) white roses that have been painted red. Add playing cards to complete the look -- Wedding Wire forum

Using an extra deck of cards, punch holes in a few of them and then string them from red ribbon to create a garland -- Bohemian Transplant

Scanned playing cards can be enlarged and framed in poster-sized frames for easy decor -- Martha Stewart

Don't forget the tea! If you're feeling creative, add heart-shaped tags to the teabags -- Martha Stewart