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Party in Pink: How-to
You loved it – so here it is. The ultimate how-to-create
the perfect Japanese-inspired Pretty in Pink Tea Party.
Photographed by ian macpherson
styled by jenny lacey
1. DIY Tableware
Creating an inviting table is simplicity itself. Sushi mats are an inexpensive way to create place settings for each guest, dressed up with a pretty piece of origami paper. Use leftover paper to make sleeves for the chopsticks. If you can find them, hanging lanterns in the tree branches create a charming, fairy tale effect.
2. Simple Craft
Craft projects like this cherry blossom card provide an exquisite personal memento of a very special day. Hand paint cherry blossom branches onto card stock and have your party guests decorate them using decorative papers and a craft punch.
3. Pretty Platters
Serve party treats on inexpensive platters found at thrift stores and Asian supermarkets.
Cherry blossom plates, sushi mat and origami papers; Tokyo Mart.
4. Party Favors
Your local asian supermarket can furnish you with everything you need for a memorable take-home bag. Choose unusual candies, tiny treasures and interesting snacks. Add a sheet of cherry blossom stickers, a couple of cute erasers, a small bundle of mini origami papers and a pair of chopsticks just for fun.
5. Colourful Centerpieces
Small bamboo steamers filled with colourful Japanese candies look lovely on the table.
Bamboo steamer; Kitchen Kapers. Cherry blossom tablecloth; stylist’s own.
6. DIY Paper Cups
Macchiato paper cups cadged from the local café are easily embellished with red and pink blossom stamps.
Cherry blossom stamps and ink pads; Kinokuniya Bookstore.