The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co.

Intricate detail is used for each partyu2019s setup and decor based on the clientu2019s taste.

Intricate detail is used for each partyu2019s setup and decor based on the clientu2019s taste.

Silverware and china are tailored to each Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. client's style and price point. Silverware and china are tailored to each Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. client's style and price point.[/caption]

The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. parties can take place in various locations with various themes, typically using styles from the 1920s to 1960s. The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. parties can take place in various locations with various themes, typically using styles from the 1920s to 1960s.[/caption]

The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. can host party sizes can that range from two to more than 600 people. The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. can host party sizes can that range from two to more than 600 people.[/caption]

A local business owner aims to bring a new meaning to tea time with over-the-top flair and fun.

Sophie Parrott started The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. almost four years ago after deciding to take a risk. One night in 2011, she said she wrote down all the things she was passionate about—a list that ended up being about six pages long—before narrowing the field to include her friends, cake, tea, champagne, vintage items and performances.

Her passions, English upbringing and drama school training led to the creation of The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co.

“One night it was one of those moments where I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got it!’” Parrott said. “I’m going to reinvent the tea party experience as we know it and make it [a] non-Victorian affair.”

Parrott offers tea parties with themes from the 1920s to 1960s, but she said she can incorporate other decades and themes as well. Customizing each tea party to her client’s needs, style and personality is Parrott’s mission, even down to tiny details.

“It’s very much about what they want because every single one is custom,” she said. “Every single party is different.”

Parrott offers three tiers of parties instead of packages so she and the client can come up with their own ideas instead of following a formula, she said. However, she can work with each client to create the best experience for his or her price point, she said.

“I don’t want people to think it’s so expensive they can’t call me,” Parrott said.

Bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays and wedding lounges are a few examples of other experiences that Parrott and her team of hostesses and hosts have helped concoct, she said.
Once The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. team is put in charge, the client does not have to worry about a thing, Parrott said. She provides food, flowers, drinks, decoration, entertainment and even makeovers. Parrott and her team can host any occasion from two people to more than 600 people, she said.

Some of the biggest names in Austin and Texas have hired her to make their events more marvelous, she said.

The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. will soon have its own brick-and-mortar space, which Parrott is currently seeking. The space would allow people to enjoy a date or lunch at a reserved space, Parrott said. She is also about to launch her own tea line, with six tea flavors in the works.
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

Community members examine updated zoning maps at land development code town hall in October.
Land development code rewrite heads to City Council for final approval, marking home stretch of nearly 7-year process

Austin's long-awaited land development code rewrite is heading to City Council for final approval.

Crews work on updating a section of I-35 in Central Texas (Courtesy TxDOT)
Central Texas transportation agencies investing millions in I-35 for new lanes, intersection improvements aimed at aiding mobility

About 20 miles of I-35 through Central Texas will see an infusion of $400 million in state and federal funding to add one to two additional lanes in an effort to improve mobility.

Sage Blossom Massage's new Oak Hill location features a salt room. Courtesy Sage Blossom Massage
Sage Blossom Massage now open in Oak Hill

Sage Blossom Massage's new Oak Hill location at 6705 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, opened in early October. Sage …

A photo of the Dripping Springs City Council.
Dripping Springs City Council opts for partial refund to Mark Black in wedding venue fee dispute

Dripping Springs City Council voted Nov. 12 to refund $2,121 of Mark Black's $12,800 request.

Delia Garza speaks to her constituents at a town hall meeting in 2017.
Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza says she will not seek re-election as Travis County attorney rumors heat up

Austin's mayor pro tem will not seek reelection to her Southeast Austin district seat in 2020.

Deece Eckstein at the Nov. 12 Travis County Commissioners Court meeting
Travis County intergovernmental relations officer announces retirement, triggers "aggressive" hiring schedule

Deece Eckstein, Travis County's inaugural intergovernmental relations officer, will retire at the end of the year.

Austin City Council members answer questions at a town hall on homelessness
Austin no longer pursuing homeless shelter off Ben White with pivot to hotel purchase

Austin will no longer pursue the controversial purchase of a South Austin tract to use for a new homeless shelter.

Austin City Council will consider purchasing and renovating a motel property along I-35 in South Austin to provide shelter for the city's homeless individuals. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
City may buy Rodeway Inn in South Austin, renovate property to house homeless

The city is considering adding $8 million to its fiscal year 2019-20 budget to accommodate the purchase.

A photo of a stretch of East Slaughter Lane with yellow delineators.
Austin Transportation Department installs safety upgrades to 500 block of East Slaughter Lane

The Austin Transportation Department closed the median break between 515 and 516 E. Slaughter Lane.

Cooper's Sandwiches now open in Southwest Austin

Cooper's Sandwiches has opened on Southwest Parkway.

Four-story office building added as construction begins on Plano’s Mustang Square mixed-use project

A new four-story office building will headline a major mixed-use development in Plano, developers announced Oct. 2 as crews began work on the Mustang Square project.

The ATX Helps coalition launched with a press conference on Nov. 7.
A $14 million campaign and 300-bed shelter: Austin’s private sector leads new coalition to address homelessness

A coaltiion of private sector, non-profit and faith-based groups has formed to address Austin's homelessness crisis.

Back to top