• Lisa Keerthichandra

How to plan a Bridal Shower Tea Party with Dottie's

Updated: May 6

It's fair to say that Dottie's knows a thing or two about hosting the perfect bridal shower tea party, but in all honesty our incredibly beautiful fine bone china vintage tea ware does most of the hard work for us!

If your a blushing bride to be, or a loving bridesmaid tasked with the most important pre-wedding task of - organizing the bridal shower - then we have your back covered.

Step 1 - Hire the Vintage tea sets and cake stands

Dottie's has the finest collection of beautiful vintage bone china tea party wares for you to hire, we even have a comprehensive guide to help you in selecting everything you need for the perfect tea party. From tiered cake stands, tea pots, tea sets and the daintiest silver tea cutlery, your Dottie's tea party will have everyone feeling like royalty!

Did you know tea actually tastes better when poured into fine bone china tea cups?

Our place settings start at 400 LKR per person and includes a beautiful floral matching tea plate, saucer and tea cup, or include dainty silver tea spoon, tea fork and butter knife for an additional 100 LKR per person.

Our tiered cake stands and cake plates start from 1500 LKR and make the perfect center pieces for your beautiful tea party tables 

Download our hire catalog here to see our full range of vintage hire wares.


Step 2 - Order the Afternoon tea boxes

(and extra scones!)

Dottie's bakery is quite the expert in providing tradition English afternoon tea packages, and we are happy to consult with you for your special event.

Our Afternoon tea boxes come with everything you need to host the perfect tea party, including;

Our exclusive range of savory pastries

Dottie's famous scones with homemade jam and cream

A selection of our finest sweet dessert items

A range of complimenting teas and iced teas

All delivered straight to your door and ready to plate

Choose from

Classic Afternoon Tea boxes (starting from 2000 LKR per person)

Deluxe Afternoon Tea box (starting from 3000 LKR per person) or

Customized Afternoon Tea menu from our range of mini savory and dessert treats. 

Step 3 - Add lots and lots of flowers

Dottie's loves a good flower display, and we can help you plan some of the most beautiful 'English garden' floral displays to truly bring your bridal tea party to life


Tip: Why not hire extra tea pots, milk jugs, sugar bowls and tea cups to fill with your beautiful floral displays; they make wonderful and unique table centerpieces

Step 4 - Don't forget to order our special bridal 'Pink Prosecco and Scones' package for the big day!

After hosting the perfect bridal shower all eyes are on the big day. Planning the hair and makeup, all the accessories, the shoes, and ordering your Kay Deane bridal robes are just some of things you'll be busy planning. 


Don't forget to order Dottie's very special bridal 'Pink Prosecco and Scones' package for the bridal party to enjoy as your big day gets started!


Delivered to your room in a beautiful box with luxury ribbon and a special greeting for the bride to be. Open the box to fill the room with the scent of freshly baked (heart shaped) English scones, home made jam, freshly whipped cream, and a bottle of Dottie's very special Pink Tea Prosecco. The perfect treat for your bridal party and loved ones, and a great way to start your wedding day prep.


Contact Dottie's for details on our 'Pink Prosecco & Scones' bridal day package

Step 5 - Download Dottie's Ultimate guide to hosting the perfect Tea Party

Subscribe to Dottie's mailing list (we promise not to send lots of emails!) and download our free 'Ultimate guide to nail your tea party', filled with lots of tips and hints to make your special day extra special


Lisa Keerthichandra is a busy mumpreneur, raising twin girl toddlers in the jungle of Sri Lanka, whilst running the much loved Dottie’s bakery and Dottie’s vintage hire empire. She’s a friend of the earth, a tea lover, and despite being allergic to gluten she’s somewhat of an expert in the traditions of afternoon tea! You can read her ramblings and expert tips over on dottieabouttea.com and follow her on Instagram here.


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