Planning a Bridgerton Tea Party for Your Birthday? Learn how to host a charming tea party inspired by the hit Netflix series. Use your Cricut Smart Cutting Machine for creating a stunning backdrop, personalized invitations, stickers, and customized mugs. Transport yourself to the romantic world of Bridgerton with this immersive celebration. This post is sponsored by Cricut. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I’m a huge fan of the hit Netflix series Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte. Something about the elegant balls, lavish costumes, and romantic tea parties seem like a dream come true. So this year I decided why not bring the world of Bridgerton to life by hosting a tea party for my 32nd birthday. Of course I dialed it down to be a bit more modest than in the series since I wanted it to be intimate with only a few close friends.
I also wanted to be able to customize the tea party to fit my personality and make a few great things that my guests could take home to remember the day. My Cricut was put to good use for this party. I created all of my designs in the free Cricut Design Space software. For the tea party, I created my own custom Bridgerton logo inspired by Lady Whistledown. The logo was used to create a backdrop, personalized invitations, stickers, and even customized mugs.
Cricut Materials You Need to Recreate This Bridgerton Tea Party
You’ll need a few different materials to make the party decor and mugs. I used both my Cricut Joy and Cricut Explore 3. I had lots of cutting to do and I wanted to speed up the process. You could use only a Cricut Explore 3 to cut all of the materials. You would definitely need to use a Cricut Maker 3 if you plan on having a large backdrop like I used. It’s 7.5” wide so the Cricut Explore 3 or Cricut Maker is the best option to cut the vinyl. Here’s a full list of machines and materials you’ll need to recreate the tea party decor and invitations:
- Cricut Joy (optional)
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore 3
- Mug Press
- Heat Press
- Cricut Black Pen 0.4
- Permanent Glitter Gold Iron-On, Smart Vinyl
- Cricut Mug Blanks
- Purple and Pink Sticker Paper
- Fine-Point Blade
- Cricut Infusible Ink
How to Host a Bridgerton Tea Party
1. Pick a party color scheme
I chose pastels because I wanted the focal color to be a blush pink. Blush pink is my favorite color and I think that’s super reminiscent of the era. I used real flowers to decorate but paper flowers would have been a real show stopper too, and super easy to make with a Cricut.
2. Set the Scene with a Captivating Backdrop
I used my customized logo to create a simple backdrop. With the Cricut, you can easily design and cut out intricate shapes, patterns, and silhouettes for a backdrop. I used Smart Gold Iron-On Vinyl for my backdrop. It complimented the color scheme of the tea party perfectly. The Cricut Explore 3 cut the design out super fast then I used my Heat Press to adhere the design to the white backdrop.
3. Create your designs
Creating your designs in Cricut Design Space makes things easier than ever. I used images from the image library to create the logo that all of my designs were centered around. Use the search term “women’s silhouette” to find images in the image library like the one I used. I picked the one that resembled me the most. Then I created the logo with that and things went from there. I used the logo on the backdrop, invitations and even cut stickers of the silhouette. You can access the Cricut Design Space files that I created here.
4. Cut your designs
Cutting the designs for this tea party was super simple. It did take some time due to the size of the backdrop, number of mug designs I needed and the amount of stickers I cut but if you give yourself enough time before the event you should have plenty of time to assemble everything. I like to start at least a week before an event just to make sure that I don’t forget any steps or miss any designs. Cutting each design is simple. All you have to do is follow the instructions on your computer for cutting. If you have smart materials that makes things even easier. You won’t have to worry about cutting mats or anything.
5.Send out your invitations
Every great party starts with an invitation that sets the tone and builds anticipation. One of my favorite things about Bridgerton was Lady Whistledown’s scandalous newsletter. I used that as my inspiration for the invitation. I used my Cricut Explore 3, white cardstock and a black pen to create the invitations. The front side included the invitation and the back had the party information like dress code, time, date, and location. I kept these things separate in case guests wanted to post their invitations to social media. Since the tea party was at my home I wanted that information separate from the front of the invitation.
Keep in mind to mention the theme of the party to your guests. Of course my guests knew what the theme was just by the invitations but I wanted to state it just in case.
6. Plan activities for your guests
I didn’t want this to be an ordinary tea party so I planned a few activities like Bridgerton Bingo, a mug station and Bridgerton inspired stickers. I also pre-cut images and sayings from the show that guests could use to make their own mugs for the tea party. Some mugs were pre-customized just to give guests ideas for their mugs but I thought that customizing their own mugs would be such a fun activity to do during the party. To do something like this all you have to do is pre-design and pre-cut the images in design space using Cricut Infusible Ink. Have them laid out during the party (not in the heat).
Guests can choose their image and use the Cricut Mug Press to print their design on the mug. Once it’s cooled down you can hand wash the mug and use it for the tea party. The mugs will not only serve as a fun activity but also as a party favor.
If you don’t want to make the mugs at the party, you could include a small slip in their invitation envelope and they can pre-select their design so you can make their mugs ahead of time.
7. Create the menu
I kept the menu simple since this was an intimate tea party. I stuck to finger foods that would pair well with the tea I chose for the party. We had an English Tea and a Mango Flavored Tea that was phenomenal. Two flavors of tea worked out perfectly for a smaller size party but for a larger party I’d definitely recommend 4-6 flavors.
A tea bar would be a perfect setup for this. You could use Cricut Permanent Vinyl to label the tea bar to make selecting a tea easier for guests.
Would you host a Bridgerton inspired tea party for your birthday or another occasion? Let me know below!