This coming Mother’s Day, I thought it would be great fun to ‘host’ a Mommy & Me Tea with my daughter! She is such a sweet and loving little girl and always so patient as mommy works on her party projects that I thought a little soiree would be a perfect way to show MY appreciation for her. I set up a ‘preview’ of our party in order to share ideas and inspiration!
I started with the Tea Party Card Making Kit and Tea Party Digital Paper Pack by Shery K and used the clip art in the card kit to create a personalized invitation to my daughter. I mailed the invite to her as she loves receiving packages in the mail! Again, using the clip art in the set, I created a wrap around label for the mailing envelope.
These tea cup and saucer favor boxes were the perfect addition to this little gathering. One thing I like to do when hosting a small personal event is to give each guest a gift that has meaning. My daughter is a true girly-girl so, I created favor for us both and filled cellophane bags with shredded paper, mini manicure sets and dress up jewelry and tied each bag with a sheer ribbon and then I placed the bags into the tea cups for an adorable favor.
I used a Cricut to cut out these favor boxes, but you can find 3-D tea cups and saucer templates online and cut them out with patterned paper. I also used a template to create a tea bag wrap and designed a small pop up embellishment that I attached to the wrap. This is another cute gift idea and would look just as adorable tied to the bag as a tag.
For a fancy focal point I made a garland to hang against the fence by our table. After I cut out the shapes, I inked the edges with Distress Ink
to give the banner a very antique look. Then, I attached all the pieces together and strung the banners with sheer ribbon. It was fun making this keepsake banner and my daughter will be able to reuse it for her ‘doll baby’ tea parties. I can see it hung perfectly over her little pink play kitchen.
Place cards were set on our table along with buffet cards for the finger foods. They were a perfect little touch to the table and fancy flower cart I used for our food stand. By the way, I love how easy making food for a tea party can be. Not a lot of fuss – especially for a party of two! Small finger sandwiches, tea cakes (mini cupcakes) and cookies are all that we will need!
No tea party is complete unless you have TEA! The best tea for kids is definitely one that is not caffeinated! If you don’t have decaf tea, you can always fill your teapot with room temperature juice and have pretend tea. I customized little tea bags with a tag to attach to the string using the clip art in the kit. I always say that using patterned paper is a great way to dress up an ordinary item and really make it your own.
Ideas from this tea party can be used for baby showers, bridal showers, girlfriend gatherings and birthday parties! You can find finished products from this party, like the tea cup and saucer favors in my shop!
Of course we all know that Moms should always be the ones receiving special treatment come Mother’s Day. However, it’s also very special when you can spend time with your child one on one to make them feel special too – and what better time to be reminded of the joy of being a mother!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful moms!
Keisha Sibert, Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams