I decided to make a Flip Flop Basket for our reception, because I was at a wedding last year and ...
I love tea.
That being said, I've decided to make it the theme of my reception. It's going to be a tea party!
Since I'm on an insanely small budget, I'm going to buy different kinds of tea bags (black, green, roobios, white, etc.) and have a selection at every table. Guests can pick which kind they want. ( I originally wanted loose-leaf, but this is out of my price range.)
Instead of a traditional centerpiece, I will have a cute tea pot full of hot water at each table. Though, I haven't figured out how to replenish it once it's empty. I may have to "hire" someone (erg..find someone who will do it for free.)
Each table with have a different style tea pot and little tea cups. I purposely want them mis-matched...and plan to buy them at little cost at thrift stores, garage sales, and Goodwill. They always have an eclectic selection of tea cups and pots. This way, each table will be different.
Aside from the tea, we'll have some finger sandwiches, pastries, fruit, coffee, juice, and maybe some beer/wine at a buffet.
Not to give you the wrong idea...this isn't a la-di-da tea party...it's a southern/country mid-morning family tea party. Everyone just gets together to chat and catch up on old times.
I'm hoping for a reception full of laughter and memories.
Now for my question: Is this idea stupid?! Have you seen this sort of thing done before?