Mommy and Me Tea
Oh friends, what a treat this day was. All of my girl Momma dreams come true. We hosted a Mommy and Me Tea party for 24 of our girlfriends. My daughter and I invited all of our favorite Mom and Daughter pairs and we enjoyed traditional tea sandwiches and cakes along with hot tea. It was so much fun for us all to have a reason to dress up with our girlies and enjoy this special day together. We decided it's definitely something we should do annually! I hope my girl grows up with the fondest memories from our tea parties.
I created the invites using my favorite editing program Pickmonkey and this design from the talented artist at Summer Nightingale Shop on Etsy. I used the envelopes from a card set found at Target. Using a wax seal was the perfect pretty detail to finish them off with. I made my own using a stamp and wax sticks (applied via a hot glue gun) but you can find pre-made stickers on Amazon and at Hobby Lobby.
Most of the florals are from of course, my favorite Afloral! The flowers made the entire event and it's so nice being able to arrange them well in advance since the are faux. I had several guests question they weren't real after I mentioned that. They totally thought they were!! Shown above is the silk poppy in peach, real touch garden rose, preserved rose heads, and the soft pink rose stem.
The butterflies were probably my very favorite detail. I could not believe how beautiful this inexpensive pack of 60 on Amazon was. They are magnetic but also come with little square stickers so you can use them anywhere! I attached them to these pretty paper lanterns from Hobby Lobby.
Working with real flowers before an event in addition to all the set up and food prep can be challenging. That's why I was so happy to have all these gorgeous Afloral supplies. This beautiful faux smilax greenery and faux florals allowed me to create and style this sign well in advance!
I found these cute little spoons at the Dollar Tree and they were perfect for stirring. For the place cards I created a design using the same artwork from the invitations and ran different ribbons and laces through a whole in the end. The simple elegance paired perfectly with the all the patterned tea cups.
I made these adorable tea bag cookies using the gf/df/egg free/nut free/vegan sugar cookies I shared back in December. You can find that recipe here. To make the shape I used a paper template, pairing knife, and clean ruler. Then I used a round piping tip to punch a hole before baking. I made the tags saying Tea Time and twine. Such a fun little surprise for guests!
Stealing the show from this angle are these gorgeous poppies from Afloral.
I was so fortunate in borrowing loads of items from friends like tea cups and pots but if you don't have that option I did find many beautiful ones at Goodwill and other local thrift stores. If I weren't able to obtain enough cups I had planned on ordering this set from Amazon. They are absolutely adorable and would go beautifully on your own table!
I hope this post inspired you to host your own Mommy and Me tea party!