Book review: Style Me Vintage Tea Parties Need help planning a vintage-inspired party or are you looking to add some retro style to a big event? Then new book Style Me Vintage Tea Parties (Betty Blythe, Pavilion, now on Amazon from £6.99) might come in handy! The fourth book in the Style Me Vintage series, which has so far featured fashion, make-up and hair, Tea Parties offers plenty of practical advice on how to throw a vintage party. The book not only gives useful hints and tips on how to plan a larger event but also suggests some interesting themes from a Victorian Afternoon Tea to a Fifties Street Party. Each theme comes with lovingly researched ideas for decoration as well as a few recipes for food and cocktails. While some of the suggestions (“hire an Edwardian house for an Edwardian Breakfast”) seem fairly impractical and over the top for a simple party, if you’re planning a larger event such as a wedding or special birthday, you will find plenty of inspiration and very useful tips such as how to write the perfect invitations or how to choose the right venue. Sadly, the dressing up sections for the party themes are disappointingly fancy dress rather than vintage – your host might be quite offended if you’d turn up to their Twenties night in a joke shop costume as suggested. Also, lovers of post-Fifties vintage decades will be disappointed that this book has nothing to offer when it comes to the Sixties or Seventies themes, a surprising oversight as the other books in the series all included later decades up to the Eighties! 4 Responses rebekah November 9th, 2012 not sure if it’s only me but when I try to view your websiste today it’s interrupted by huge M&S ads which cut off the side of the articles, very strange… Reply colette November 11th, 2012 yes this keeps happening to me. I cannot read the articles at all. i will have unsubscribe if it keeps happening. Reply Lena November 11th, 2012 This is on internet explorer or Chrome right? Sorry about the interference, we’re hoping our ad agency will sort this asap. The site is working fine on Firefox but should all be back to normal soon! Reply Linzi Carlisle November 15th, 2012 Thanks for the review, I love these little books, great for quick references! A little more on Vintage Tea Parties here: http://ezinearticles.com/?She-Dresses-Vintage-Style-For-Her-Vintage-Tea-Parties&id=7260173 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.