Marie Antoinette Tea Party

January 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm (Sweet Nothings/Ramblings)

I watched Sofia Coppola’s visual masterpiece ‘Marie Antionette’ on Friday night (complete with delicious tiramisu) and found myself being pulled into that world of decadence and frivolity.

. .

The beautiful gowns complete with corsets, lace, hoop skirts and floral detailing made me swoon and I had serious sugar cravings all the way through due to the gorgeous pastel coloured sweet treats that distracted me in many of the scenes.

I had this wonderful notion that perhaps I could organise a group of friends together for a Marie Antionette themed picnic by the lake to dress up in amazing full dresses and eat tiny cakes and biscuits while sipping on tea or champagne and playing cards.

A little extravagant and outrageous I know, but wouldn’t it be fun? I am an actress at heart and love to dress up and be someone different for a few hours and certain parts of the Queen of France’s life would be quite fun to reinact.

Are there any movies that inspire you to the point of creating a party or event in the style of the film?



  1. Whatevershesaid said,

    Oh my god awesome! please please please do it I have to go to one of these ever since I saw a post on this blog

  2. Anonymous said,

    Lovely – it is a visually beautiful film, isn’t it?

    Friends of mine put on a high tea / fashion parade to raise money for breast cancer last year, called An affair to remember, in western australia, and it was so beautiful. You can view one the write ups (with pics) from one of the photographers of the event here:

    I’m off to buy petite fours now!

  3. Jade said,

    That’s just beautiful. I don’t see any harm in dressing up in full gowns! I have always dreamt of living back in the days of full length dresses and corsettes!

    My 21st theme was Movie and TV stars of the 1960’s. I had a ball!

  4. Eternal*Voyageur @ Venusian*Glow said,

    Please invite me ! Ah, I forgot, i won’te be able to come unless I win a free flight. bummer.

  5. KK said,

    Maybe we should have them held all around the world so that everyone can attend one? :) Thanks for your lovely comments everyone!

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