Yes, a tea party is a sweet idea for a spring bridal shower, but it's also a great excuse just to get together with the girls over gossip and great food. And what about the food? A tea party menu is affordable and fun - everything from chamomile tea to cupcakes to homemade cucumber sandwiches - are made on the cheap. Don't shy away from making sweet and oh-so-tasty scones from scratch. They require cutting cold butter into a flour mixture, but I do it all the time (takes about 20 minutes from start to finish) and add whatever fresh or dried fruit I have on hand. Even raisins make a great tasting scone. Still hot out of the oven, with glaze or without, it's impossible to eat just one!