Top styling tips for your vintage-inspired Christening

Christenings mark a special day in your newborn’s life, so it’s only right that you celebrate the day in style. While you needn’t go to town on all the little details, it’s still nice to create a pretty and chic scene - leaving you with precious memories for your photo album.


Our afternoon teas add that all-important delicate touch – giving you the opportunity to host an informal tea party to suit everyone’s tastebuds. Our menus provide bite-sized sandwiches with scrumptious fillings, savoury tartlets and delightful sweets – from the traditional jammy scone to the more lavish macaron or Viennese biscuit. 

Macaron, gorgeous for any occasion 

Macaron, gorgeous for any occasion 

While china, linen, cutlery and service is included in our menu prices, we also give you the opportunity to add an air of elegance to your event with the hire of our vintage china – at an additional cost. Our collection of china includes charming Royal Albert three-tiered cake stands, regal Royal Doulton cups and saucers, vintage cutlery and much more. You can discover our selection of menus here and read more about our china hire service here.

If you’ve gone to the effort of planning a vintage tea party for your little one’s Christening, it’s nice to add those final touches. 

Whether you’re celebrating in your own home or at a village hall there are plenty of simple ways to add some Christening charm.


5 style ideas for your chic and vintage Christening

1. Decide on a colour scheme

Whether you’re opting for pink, blue or an array of pretty colours, we’d recommend choosing a colour palette and using it consistently throughout your décor. Pastel shades work wonderfully for these events – some of our favourites being duck egg blue, mint and lilac.

2. Frame your space with bunting

Cheap, easy to get hold of and available in a wide range of colours and designs, bunting is the perfect style staple for a Christening. Whether you decide to get it personalised with lettering, or opt for a simple yet pretty and plain style, bunting looks great hung in village halls and homes alike.

3. Add some simple florals

There’s something about natural beauty that can’t be beaten when it comes to Christening style. Fresh stems such as roses and peonies, placed in small, delicate medicine vases or jam jars add that charming finishing touch.

4. Create a scrumptious dessert table

Not only do desserts taste good, they also look very pretty – so a dessert table can fulfil the role of feeding your guests and providing that all-important focal point. If celebrating at home, you may want to display your desserts on an old dresser and at a village hall you could opt for a crisp white linen dressed table. At the Chipping Norton Tea Set we can provide goodies for your dessert table, alternatively, you may want to ask guests to bring some home bakes to share. 

5. Add some foodie finishing touches

Perhaps the simplest way to create a delicate party feel is with some afternoon tea accessories. Doilies, patterned napkins, striped straws and food flags are all relatively cheap and an easy way to create a consistent theme throughout your styling. We’d recommend Talking Tables products, which come in a large range of styles and designs. 

By just using some fabric off cuts to tie cutlery together and add runners to your table you can create a stylish and inexpensive effect

By just using some fabric off cuts to tie cutlery together and add runners to your table you can create a stylish and inexpensive effect

To enquire about our Christening afternoon tea service, please call Victoria on 07967 833979