Look, I spot some guests.
And here they are all lined up. My sweet husband, cute sister, lovely mom, wonderful dad, and dapper brother.
My sister was a huge help getting everything set up. It was an extremely windy day, so hanging the tissue paper pom-poms was a two person job.
They kept tangling around the canopy, but they still looked whimsical and festive.
It was my sister’s idea to tie crepe paper streamers around each corner of the canopy, and they looked great blowing in the wind.
The table was simple.
Two vintage cloths layered over each other,
paper plates and napkins, but real tea cups for some class,
And wild flowers in glass jars all down the center of the table.
I borrowed the canopy and folding table from my parents, but brought out real chairs for us to sit in.
The flamingos were a total surprise – my parent’s picked them up that morning at a yard sale.
We feasted on cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, ham biscuits, and ham and cheese puffs.
Since it was a hot day, we drank our tea iced. I made several different kinds and added tags with “drink me” on one side and the flavor on the other.
Of course, we also had some sweets. Along with strawberries and cookies, I made lemon filled cupcakes with “eat me” tags.
We ended our tea party with a very competitive game of croquet.
My 87-year-old Grandma turned out to be a very feisty player! She beat me and my sister!
All in all, we had a wonderful day celebrating moms!
My mom with her girls.
Three generations holding on to their hats!
A belated Happy Mother’s Day to every mom out there!
I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into our tea party! Later this week I’ll round up all the tutorials, recipes, and print outs related to the party and put them in one big easy to reference post.