Urban Croquet at The Royal Academy

Whilst we wait for the professional pictures, a few snaps of what we got up to last weekend…

We had an amazing time teaching croquet to revellers at The Royal Academy’s Other Garden Party. Proof you don’t need a lawn to play the beautiful game, just a little hoop engineering and a whole lot of astroturf. We also set-up some other garden games for good measure!

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Urban Croquetiers

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Croquet and Jenga

Tense moments on the croquet court

Tense moments on the croquet court

Some skilled Giant Jenga players

Some skilled Giant Jenga players

Giant Jenga

Giant Jenga

Late night dominoes

Late night dominoes

 

Teaspoon Weddings: Sunflowers and Rustic Vintage Charm

Aleksa and Dom came to us with a very clear design idea: sunflowers. So we went all out: from seeds for the guests to take away as favours, to tall home grown sunflowers in pots. Vintage tea caddies and tins, clear bud vases and mason jars, moss, raffia, burlap, lace and metres and metres of yellow ribbon completed the look, turning the Mile End Ecology Pavilion into a convivial rustic colourful dining and party space.

We absolutely loved working on this  design with its bright late summer colour pallet and touch of vintage rustic charm.

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New for 2015: Sports Day Kits

There’s nothing we love more than a good dose of competitive fun, and nothing (bar croquet, obviously) says competitive and fun like sports day. Egg and spoon, sack race, wheelbarrow relay, tug of war, we have all of your sports day favourites wrapped into one nifty little kit that we will deliver to the venue of your choosing. Perfect to liven up this year’s office picnic, hen/stag party or birthday.

Each kit includes:

  • Tug of War Rope
  • Hessian Sacks
  • Egg and Spoon
  • Relay Batons
  • Ties (for three-legged/five legged/seven-legged… race)
  • Marker Cones
  • Finish Line Tape
  • Megaphone and Whistle
  • Novelty Trophy

Sports Day Kits are suitable for up to 10 players or teams and  priced at £40/day + delivery.

And why not take the playing field in true style by adding a dressing-up box with all the props and accessories you will need to dazzle-out the competition.

For more information on any of our games hires just drop us an email: info@teaspoonvents.co.uk

 

 

Teaspoon Weddings: bright and colourful 1930’s travel themed décor

We’ve just uploaded a few of the design elements we put together for this happy couple who wanted something bright, colourful and inspired by their multiple trips around the globe. Hand-painted jars glass, sari bunting, paper lanterns, streamers and wildflowers with a hint of sparkle. More images to come soon of their beautiful woodland ceremony.

Teaspoon Trends: Paper Pretty

Inspired by my obsession of all things paper, I thought I would share with you my love of this most fabulous material. At Teaspoon, we are increasingly using paper, in all its forms, to style our events and we love it! It’s delicate, it’s vibrant and most of all it is incredibly versatile.  You can easily print in any colour and/or apply any design. Whether you’re the DIY bride looking to make something simple and original on a budget or want to splash some cash on beautifully crafted origami garlands, paper is a lovely touch to any event.  We have listed five of our favourite paper pretty trends.

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Paper aeroplanes: If you are having a travel themed wedding an absolute must-have. All you need is an airplane shaped hole punch, LOTS of paper of your choosing and time for some punching and a natter with your bridal party. These are also available online if you are short on time.

 

Paper cranes:  Japanese legend says that anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes will be granted eternal good luck. We love the symbolism behind this ritual but if you’re not the patient nifty paper-folding type paper cranes can easily be purchased and come in all colours and sizes. Prices range from £3-£5 for favours, up to £100-£150 for garlands.

 Paper flower bouquet: these make a great alternative, they are fun, easy to care for and  will never wilt and die. Origami flowers are beautiful, come in a variety of forms, colours and patterns, have it made or  if you have the incline and the knack, why not try it yourself?

 

flower garlandPaper garlands: there is no limit to what can be achieved with paper garlands, even with the smallest of budgets and  the simplest designs you can add a lovely decorative touch to your venue.

 

paper-parasolsPaper parasols: we will be working with these for one of our weddings this year and we are very excited. Parasols are delicate and ornate and can be used as props for the bride and bridesmaids or as key design elements in your venue.

 

Feeling inspired but need more, well you can follow our Pinterest Board and if you’re having trouble sourcing your perfect paper pretty elements, just drop us a line and we’ll see if we can help.

Teaspoon Hens: El’s Apache Hen Do

We are heading straight into summer wedding season and with this comes a host of hen parties. If you are the (un)fortunate sole having to organise your best friend’s hen you will know how difficult it can be to please everyone and get the balance right of boozy fun, activities, and if it’s a weekend accommodation, all of this on a budget all the hens can afford. Well thanks to some lovely people, a lot of research, a little creativity and some great little finds we managed to pull off one very special weekend for one very special bride without breaking the bank.

We set-up camp at Big Sky Tipis on the edge of the Sussex Downes. These beautiful original hand-painted tipis are incredibly spacious and very comfortable to stay in.

 

To make the weekend that little bit more personal, we brought along some handmade accessories: rescue kits

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and our noble steeds

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We ventured into stunning woodlands carpeted in bluebells…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allied bush-craft with some pewter jewellery making

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And ended the day with an evening stroll with a Harris Hawk

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All of this made for one very happy group of hens.

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TEASPOON BLOG: TAKE 2

So as some of you may have noticed the Teaspoon Blog disappeared from the world wide web. We (our hosting company mainly) have searched databases far and wide to no avail. Sadly this means we have lost all posts from the past three years. Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting some of our favourite features, stories and pictures pulled together from archived content and various other places. With Easter just hours away we thought we’d start with something sweet: The Teaspoon Tearooms and Cake!

From the very beginning we set about infiltrating vintage fairs around the London lands bringing scrumptious afternoon teas to tired vintage shoppers. Our favourite and busiest  pop-up tearoom was at Shoreditch Town Hall and we never tired from seeing people’s faces light up when they saw the rows of beautiful mouth-watering cupcakes.

We wish we could take all the credit but if you too want to taste cupcake heaven then you should contact our trusty baker Stassja at The Indulgent Sugar Plum.

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