How to Throw a Bridgerton Party

Posted by Lucy Todd on

Bridgerton is BACK.

The racy period drama has certainly caused a stir since it appeared on our screens, and now with a brand new season airing on Netflix, the craze for the British Regency is about to hit hard. Again.

The show, based on Julia Quinn’s novels, is set in the quintessentially British period of Regency London - and with its beautiful settings, intricate costumes and drama-filled storylines which challenge gender and racial stereotypes, it’s no wonder the series is so loved. 

In our guide below, find out how to host your very own Bridgerton tea party to transport you back to the Regency era and be glamorous enough to attract the attention of Lady Whistledown herself!

1. Set Your Tablescape

For those who keep their best china for special occasions, this would be a great time to get this out.

We used vintage china tea cups for our tea party, and think tea definitely tastes better in these.

Now, we know not everyone is going to have fancy china at home, so don't worry... we have you covered.

Our Truly Scrumptious collection mixes classical floral design with a modern twist. The range includes a vibrant floral table cover, 3-tier cake stand, plates, napkins, cups and canape flags for cakes, with each featuring the unique, eye-catching design. 

In good news, at least there's no need to worry about any precious crockery breaking, and all elements of this range are full recyclable.

 

 

2. Get into Character!

Bridgerton is filled with the most beautiful and regal costumes - there are bright coloured silks, long gloves and top hats in every scene – making us wish we lived in this era.

And just like when there's a fancy do in the series, no Bridgerton-inspired event would be complete without a trip to the Modiste!

You can dress the part for your own Bridgerton tea party with some elegant additions: put on that silk summer dress or pleated shirt, or add a pair of long gloves, top hat or tie.

It could even be as simple as adding a brooch or a feather in your hair. The Bridgerton colour palette features pastels (think Daphne Bridgerton) as well as bold brights (eg. Penelope Featherington or Kate Sharma). Experiment with colour to suit your own aristocratic personality.

3. Say it with Flowers

In each scene of the series we see gloriously preened English gardens, floral displays in vases, or grand balls filled with bright blooms.

For our Bridgerton tea party we collaborated with McQueens who created the most beautiful floral bouquets which added vibrant, luxurious pops of colour to our tablescape.

These truly gave the table a sense of opulence, as well as a beautiful aroma of English spring days. We added some delicate flowers in our bud vases, and placed these around the table amongst the tea and cakes.

The Bridgerton storyline often includes tea parties for two when the characters are courting, with tables dressed to impress.

4. Romantic Candlelight

Nothing sets the scene for a romantic period drama more than flickering candles.

We dotted tealights around our table and used tall dinner candles with our much-loved Boho Glass Candle Holders to create a truly ambient setting. Our candle holder range now includes pastel shades, which would work beautifully for a Bridgerton party.

Whether you host your tea party inside or outside candles add a romantic touch to the setting, and will delicately illuminate the setting as the night draws in.

5. Pop the champagne!

We firmly believe that grown up tea parties call for enjoying all your favourite drinks, from freshly brewed tea to that champagne you’ve been saving for a special occasion... and if a fancy Bridgerton-inspired tea party is not a special occasion then we don’t know what is.

 

A while ago the Talking Tables team were thrilled to attend the immersive Bridgerton experience by Secret Cinema. They got to dress the part in beautiful Regency attire and entered a beautiful ball setting, complete with actors portraying the characters, dances and games. They were truly transported into the series itself which provided ample inspiration for tablescapes, photoshoots and our Truly Scrumptious afternoon tea collections.  

 

Strike a Pose: The Talking Tables team does Bridgerton

Find our Truly Scrumptious range here, and simply add your favourite sweet or savoury high tea treats for a sumptious regency feast.

Bright Multicoloured Floral Paper Plates - 12 pack
Bright Multicoloured Floral Paper Plates - 12 pack £4.75
Pink Floral Scalloped Edge Paper Napkins
Pink Floral Scalloped Edge Paper Napkins £4.75
truly scrumptious cake stand - Talking Tables
Multicoloured 3 Tier Cardboard Cake Stand £15.00
Pink Glass Candlestick Holder
Pink Glass Candlestick Holder £8.00

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