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In celebration of the bride-to-be, host a new take on the traditional kitchen tea by adding a bit of Asian flair. Cherry blossom branches and feathered birds together with sushi and tea make for an afternoon of delight and delicacy.
Get crafty and make the invitations with a simple square piece of paper. Here mini origami hearts are folded and then attached to Matcha tea bags. These are then stuck onto pink folded cards bearing the party details.
Transform your living room for a comfy indoor picnic. Think quilted blankets, a plethora of pillows, and wooden circular trays to act as mini tables.
DIY JAPANESE BAR
Offer guests a wide choice of Japanese inspired drinks, such as natural iced green tea with just the right amount of ginseng and a touch of delicious orange honey – it’s the ideal thirst quencher for guests as they arrive. Serve with cute striped paper straws and mini cocktail umbrellas.
Hot green tea is the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and an important part of their food culture. Various types of tea are widely available and consumed at any time of day. Offer a variety of teas during the meal and label each teapot with its name: Matcha, Gyokuro and Sencha. Serve your guests a shot of lightly heated sake after the meal.
For more great advice about fun ways to DIY a bridal tea, pick up a copy of the Winter 2017 edition of South African Wedding Inspirations, on sale now nationwide at Pick ‘n Pay stores, CNA, Exclusive Books, PNA, Clicks and Dis-Chem, as well as selected SPAR supermarkets and independent retailers.