Mother’s Day Tea Party
Mother’s Day is almost upon us. And if you are reading this, you’ve probably had a mother for quite some time. And maybe, you’ve run out of ideas on how to make her feel special. You’ve probably done breakfast in bed and flowers. Maybe you’ve made a photo gift or two. And now you need a fresh idea. The answer: a Mother’s Day tea party!
Mothers love a tea party. Even if they don’t like tea, how could you say “no” to a chance to hang out with friend (without kids!) and eat cute little dainty (and delicious!) food
As a trial run for what could happen on Mother’s day, my good friend Katherine and I threw a tea party for a few of our friends. Here are the details:
I was in charge of making the invitation, and I as I browsed Pinterest for ideas, I saw this cute tea bag invite, and I knew I needed to make my own (simpler) version. I originally wanted to print it on vellum paper, but my printer rejected that. I used white embroidery floss for the thread because that’s what I had on hand. I highly recommend making paper invitations. In this day and age of digital everything, it is so nice to get mail that isn’t junk, especially if it’s pretty and for a party!
The Set Up
It was a beautiful day the day we decided to have our tea party, so we decided to have the party on my screened in porch. It was so nice.
And, courtesy of my aunt, we had cute little real china cups and plates and the tiniest little spoons you have ever seen. The dainty place settings really helped make the party feel “real”, if you know what I mean. I also printed off little name plates and food description cards. It was an easy way to add a special touch.
And what’s a tea party without food!
The Savory Offerings
Cucumber Sandwiches (Just dill cream cheese with cucumbers on white bread!)
The Sweet Offerings
Chai and Chocolate Shortbread (I used chai instead of earl gray and dipped in chocolate.)
We drank three different types of tea, but our favorite all around was Yogi Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut. So yummy!
We actually had no trouble at all coming up with plenty to say, but just in case, we made some conversation starters like this. Good to have on hand, just in case!
All in all, it was a really lovely time. I do hope that we can do it again. And soon!