A Thoughtful Place: A Mother Daughter Tea

2.28.2011

A Mother Daughter Tea

The second annual mother daughter tea party was such a fun day.  My almost five year old has very clear visions of what she wants { that’s supposed to be a good thing, right?!} so she was a huge part of putting everything together. She is all about the projects just like mommy so half the fun is the preparing. Here is a look at what the party looked like.

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The color scheme began with fabric we picked out. I used the stich witchery trick to make a runner for the table and the buffet. I like the idea that I can reuse the fabric for pillows in my daughter’s room.

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Scrapbook paper and my Silhouette helped to make the napkin rings. The same tags were tied to the cookie wand party favors.

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Cookie wand party favors. You can read more about those here.

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Espresso cups were used as tiny tea cups! I wrapped a bit of the scrapbook paper around each one to give them a pop of color.

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I had bookmarked this tutorial from Sew Sweet Stitches on making pom poms months ago! I knew it would come in handy.

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Mini cupcakes were served up for dessert.

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For the tiered dishes I just stacked white plates on top of a candlestick. With the addition of flowers they were good to go. I wrapped the same scrapbook paper around soup cans to host the daisies.  The daughters ate yogurt parfaits, fruit, tea sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and cupcakes.

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We couldn’t forget the mommies! So they had their own dessert tray as well as wraps to eat {Wraps work well when you are busy walking, talking, and watching over your little one}.

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Yogurt parfaits sat at each of the little girl’s places. They are easy to make {yogurt, granola, and fresh strawberries layered} and work well for all ages. We had a span of infants in the arms of moms all the way up to five year olds.

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The little girls came into a room with a coloring table and a peppermint scented play-doh table.  I couldn’t resist this play-doh self portrait made by one of the little guests. Too cute.

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And of course we never think to take pictures until the end of the event . . . so here is a very tired mommy and daughter looking straight into the sun {in her fancy tea party dress of course!}. 

tea  party wrap up!

 

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I am impressed if you made it to the bottom of this post and survived all of the pictures. We had such a great day and I was anxious to share with you.

Sharing this party with:

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45 comments :

  1. Wow Courtney it all looks so pretty and a lot of attention to detail. How funny I just made my first pom poms (in second last post) for my daughter's birthday. They are so effective and really make the room pop! Lovely photo of the two of you. Both beautiful! I like the table runner especially. Sonia x

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  2. Courtney, It looks awesome! I love how thoughtful all the little details are. Your princess is sure lucky to have you as her mom. I know she was probably just thrilled! I love all the flowers...so pretty. You rock (:

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  3. Courtney, this looks amazing! I've been thinking about having my own high tea party, and you've given me some fantastic ideas! I'm sure all the little girls felt like princesses :)

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  4. How cute Courtney!! I wish I lived closer so I could attend with my daughter!!

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  5. How much fun!!! I want to come to that party!! What a great job you did!! everything looks amazing

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  6. How precious! What lucky little girls. Maybe you should go into party planning!

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  7. This is adorable! What a great idea. I hope I have a daughter someday so I can host tea parties too. Beautiful job. :)

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  8. Making memories. My daughter and I used to have a "tea party" every Tuesday morning before she went to afternoon kindergarten. It's one of my most precious memories. I'm sure your daughter will always remember the time and attention you put into making her mother/daughter tea parties so special.

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  9. What a beautiful job you did for the Mother Daughter Tea....very special.....

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  10. Everything looks absolutely perfect! I love that fabric you picked out and that tied everything together!!!!!!! Love all of the flowers and the parfaits are a nice touch :)

    Good job girl! You nailed all of the details!

    Paula

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  11. Love this - it looks adorable. Such cute little touches.

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  12. what a sweet and adorable party! looks great!

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  13. This is such an adorable tradition! I am definitely going to do this when I have a girl :)

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  14. SO adorable, Courtney! She is one lucky little girl. And I think that picture is precious- that dress is too cute!

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  15. Oh my goodness I love that picture of you and your daughter! You put on a sweet party and all I have to say is: I want to come next time!:)
    XO,
    Sarah

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  16. So adorable! Great job. I love girly parties. :)

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  17. What a great idea. I can't wait till I can do these parties with my little one. I love the decor, great job!

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  18. Awww...that brings back so many memories. What a fabulous party. I know she is so thankful to have such a sweet mommy!! My girls STILL talk about all the "teas" we threw when they were little. You will be glad you had them.

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  19. that looked like such a great tea party - i hope everyone enjoyed it :)



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  20. Wow girl you are the hostess with the mostess! Now I want to have a tea party :) I love the fabric you used for the runners!

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  21. I'm wishing you were my mom right about now!!! What an awesome party...seriously just every detail is so darling and *easy*!!! Looks like a great time had by all!

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  22. Courtney - how sweet! I love all the details you put into entertaining! So pretty and fun and I'm sure your daughter will love looking back at these pictures when she's older!

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  23. What a fun party Courtney! Using the candlesticks is such a genius way to make a stacked party platter. Beautiful, beautiful job!

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  24. Looks like you had a fabulous time! I love all the attention to detail you took! Beautiful!

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  25. Okay, first and foremost you and your daughter are drop dead gorgeous. Okay, now that I've said this, that party is fantastic!! Love all of the little details, especially the way you packaged those wraps!!

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  26. Oh how darling! I just love that picture of you with your daughter Courtney.

    -Rene

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  27. This is such an adorable setting! I LOVE it!

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  28. Sweet indeed... and secretly this are my favorite kind of party!

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  29. What a charming tea! Love the colour scheme and the food! I often use plates stacked on candle holders too; makes for a cute tiered dessert or sandwich plate. You and your daughter look adorable together in the photo.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  30. Oh how fun! and what a special time to spend with your daughter

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  31. courtney, you know i'll have to share this ~ linking this to my FB page! love everything!

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  32. Really cute, I'll bet everyone had a great time:@)

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  33. I love all the pictures!!! so much I love about this...the chipper fabric, your soup cans, the strips of scrapbook paper, the parfaits!!! Where is a pic of the hostesses?!?!?!

    are you using real glasses for your parfaits? I'm doing them for sloan's bday party and haven't found the right thign for them yet. Great tea -- I hope I'd have been invited it I were close. I can put on my lady hat..sometimes...for an afternoon anyway!

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  34. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!
    'Mother Daughter Tea'Is this just an idea you have come up with yourself? So beautiful and what a wonderful way to spend time with your daughter. I have a 5 year old also who would just LoVe to do something like this. Lovely picture of the both of you at the end too.

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  35. Wow, everything looks SO good!! The decor, the food, those chocolate covered strawberries - YUM!!! Such a darling idea for a mother/daughter party :)

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  36. Lovely! An unforgettable party, I am sure!

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  37. You and your daughter are beautiful and what a lovely photo of the two of you. I think the tea is such a wonderful idea - a very specail time for a mother and daughter. All of your decorations are so pretty in the pink and the food looks yummy. I love the fabric you used for the runner! I would say your daughter has a future ahead in party planning!

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  38. Your both so beautiful, I love the pic, perfect for a pic frame. What a lovely party, everything is so femenine and sweet. Such memories your building for her...I do this with my 2 granddaughters, Victoria 6,7 yrs. old and Cayetana 4. Come visit, I'll be delighted if you do, I'm your newest follower... (you'll probably find them in Little girls Valentine's.)

    XOXO
    FABBY

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  39. Everything was just gorgeous, Courtney. I love the table runner fabric! And that picture of the two of you is beautiful!

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  40. Adorable! You are a grea mom! What lucky little girls ... and moms ... to have such a special tea party!

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  41. My Goodness looks delicious - well done!! I really liked the wraps tied with the string! :)))))

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  42. what a super cute idea! My 5 year old would LOVE this!!!

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  43. This is really cute! How do you make your wraps usually?

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