High tea MENU
This is a menu I created when my mom hosted a high tea session with some of her friends in our house a few months ago.
The first thing you'd probably notice about this menu is the teapot on the left. At first when I created the menu, I didn't have anything except for text, and I thought that it definitely looked a bit bland. Since this was a high tea (and you'd drink tea during the session), I put in a tall teapot. To keep it simple, I made it a simple light gray color.
Like my other projects, I prefer to keep things simple, easy on the eyes. I decided on a clean layout, placing the title of the menu on the very top. My mom wanted those specific words (Frantastic [chinese characters] menu) to be on the menu. I made each a different font to give it more character. I made "Frantastic" more delicate, and I went with a thin cursive font. The chinese characters I chose a bolder font. For "menu" I chose the boldest font I had that was also cursive, tying in to the cursive of "frantastic". If you look carefully, you'll see that I made the chinese characters a little shorter than "frantastic" so that I can place "menu" in and the curve of the "m" fits perfectly in that space next to the chinese characters. I could have made the chinese characters and "frantastic" the same size, and it was actually originally like that, but I thought that the variety in length was better.
For the fonts of the food choices and titles, I used the same font for both. This is the only font I used here with serifs, which is different yet still ties in with the rest of the font styles. Of course, I made the titles bigger and the food choices smaller.
Moving on to the colors. I chose a light pink-purple color and a darker purple as the border. I used shades of purple because it's my mom's favorite color, and also because this was spring time, and purple is a color that is usually tied in with spring. For the final border of the menu, I went with a dark gray polka dot pattern on a light gray background, choosing gray to match the teapot.
Finally, I wanted something to separate the title of the menu with the food choices. I went with some dots because I thought that looked better than just a line.
*all elements were made by me
*I used FireAlpaca
*want to print it out? Here's the link: https://hellamel.weebly.com/print-outs.html