Mother’s Day Tea

The theme for our annual Mother’s Day Tea this year was roses so we had my sister’s roses for the flowers, rose teapots, rose-colored dishes, linens and food.  Once you have a theme it becomes easier to put the party together.

We bent the rules of formality in favor of fun.  Good food, wonderful family!  Here’s my (full) plate…

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Menu

Savories
Cucumber Sandwiches (of course)
Olive Nut Sandwiches
Turkey Sandwiches with Apple slices

The sandwiches were arranged on a space-saving tiered stand.

Here’s Mother and Daughter enjoying a magical moment.

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Garlic-herb goat cheese on toasted baguette topped with watercress and strawberry slices arranged on a pink glass platter.

The strawberries were freshly picked from a local strawberry farm and they were so sweet and flavorful.  Much better than grocery store strawberries.  Yum!

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Scones
(from Pizzelle’s Confections)
Jalapeno Cheddar
Cranberry Orange
served with strawberry preserves and strawberry cream cheese and orange blossom honey.

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Sweets
(Chocolates from Pizzelle’s Confections)
Sexy Back:  Pretty little dark chocolate hearts filled with salty caramel
Yo’ Mama! (Just the thing for Mother’s Day) a honeysuckle caramel with local honey and a hint of orange in a dark chocolate shell

These chocolates are little works of art.  Like many things in life they are fleeting.  I’m glad I got a picture!

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Watermelon and raspberry skewers – so easy and so pretty!

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Beverages
Rose Tea – good for you and made with real roses.  You can tell this black tea has roses in it by the unmistakable aroma.
Jasmine Green Tea – to continue with the floral theme
Pink Lemonade

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The most important thing for the day… Celebrating the Mommies!  Laughter and love all around.

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 If you want to do something that’s fancy and fun for your Mom and other influential women in your life, try hosting a Mother’s Day Tea.  Cheers!

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