Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Tea Party

I saw this idea for a Mother's Day Tea Party in Family Fun Magazine a couple of weeks ago and decided we were going to go for it.
My mom and Whitney spent the morning getting ready for our crafts and decorating for our party. We made sure it was "girls only" and the boys would be somewhere else during the party. I spent the day in the kitchen making all the yummy treats.
We started out with everyone making their own beautiful wrapping paper hat and fans- notice all our beautiful models.

Gabrielle and her daughter Nicole were the most inventive when it came to the hat-making. Aren't their creations cute?

Then we all sat down and enjoyed our delicious treats- petit fours, tea sandwiches, lemon scones, and strawberry lemonade. You can get the recipes HERE.
After the food, we played some games and enjoyed each other's company. We were lucky enough to have my grandma Sanona there for the party. Yay for Mothers and daughters, family and friends, and yippie for women and girls!

Happy Mother's Day!!


Gabrielle said...

and if someone steals a picture or two from won't care....right?

THANK YOU happy mother's day!

Trishelle said...

Mary Anne, you never cease to amaze me! What a brilliant idea and a beautiful spread. You inspire me. (I've been meaning to attempt petit fours for awhile. Were they difficult?) LOVE the hats! What a fun way to celebrate the sweet women in your life!

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Charlotte said...

How fun!

By the way, I made "your" whopper cupcakes last night. Sooo good.

Becky said...

What a delightful party! Lets find an occasion to repeat this in Georgia!!

Juliagullia said...

How awesome! I bet this is something your girls will always treasure and you as well. What a way to spend Mother's Day weekend with the women who mean the most.

Laura Dawn said...

This was such a fun party, thanks for planning it Mare :) And the food was outstanding as usual. Love ya

Mom said...

all I can say is WOW! what lucky children and a wonderful mom you have! So glad my girl, Whit, got to take part, and call me prejudice but...she and bana and THE best hats!!! Vickie

Azure said...

This is such a fun idea! I totally want to do this someday. The hats are darling.

P.S. I made the fish tacos from your site last night. It was the first time I had ever tried fish tacos and they were delicious!