Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Our Little Flowers Girls' Club Mother-Daughter Tea Party


This past Saturday I hosted our annual Little Flowers Girls' Club Mother-Daughter Tea Party following our completion of Wreath IV.  I'll admit that, after an extra busy back-to-school week, I was pretty overwhelmed after Mass Friday morning just thinking about everything that still needed to be done, but it all came together beautifully!



One of my dear friends invited my boys over for the afternoon, so that my husband and I could pick up flowers and all the other last minute things I needed from town.  She also loaned me some gloves and a pretty hat to wear, along with her tub of extra hats and gloves for anyone else that wasn't able to find some for the party.   Another friend went home and polished her beautiful silver tea set for us to borrow, since I wasn't able to find one at any of the local thrift stores or even the department stores!


Thankfully I had also saved all the decorations from last year's Tea Themed Birthday Party, and I even was able to use that pretty pink Birthday Banner since we scheduled our tea for September 8th, the feast of the Nativity of Mary!


As always, I assigned each of the Little Flowers a menu item to bring for our Three-Course Tea.  In between each course I planned games for all the Mothers & Daughters to play, while we gave the servers (a couple of the girls' older sisters) time to refill the tiered platters.  I'll post about all of this year's party games later...  In the meantime here are some pictures from the Tea!

~ Drinks ~

Red Rose Tea served with Cream and Sugar

Lemon & Strawberry Infused Ice Water


~ The First Course ~

Grapes ~ Strawberries ~ Scones
Served with Whipped Cream and Lemon Curd



~ The Second Course ~

Three Cheese Mini Quiche ~ Spinach Mini Quiche
Deviled Eggs
Cucumber Sandwiches with Cream Cheese  &Strawberries 
Cucumber Sandwiches with Goat Cheese & Bacon
Chicken Salad Sandwiches



~ The Third Course ~

Fruit Tarts
Strawberries & Cream Puff Pastries
Gluten Free Brownies



~ Tea Time Candies ~ 

Pillow Mints &
Wreath IV Gemstones 
(aka Jolly Ranchers - and my creative husband gets the credit for this idea!)


~ Party Favors ~

"Tea Bags" filled with Marian Stickers, Rose Covered Pencils, Candies, and a Rose Shaped Candle

Pretzel Rods dipped in White Chocolate and Pink Sprinkles



As much as I am ready for a break, I think I am really going to miss leading Little Flowers this coming year!   My girls will be moving on to the Little Women Hospitality Program, though we do plan to continue having an annual Mother-Daughter Tea Party!  I need to try and enjoy the break, since it won't be long before our little Rose is ready to learn more about the various Virtues and work her way through the four Wreaths of Little Flowers!


*Thank you to Lily Caroline for taking some of these photographs! 


St. Therese the Little Flower, Pray for us! 

14 comments:

  1. Wow! its all so beautiful.God bless!

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  2. LOVE the cucumber sandwiches! Being American (but married to a Brit) I miss high tea (not to mention Sunday pub lunches!) since being back in America!

    Looks fab, Jessica! I hope the girls enjoy their next adventure with the Little Women Hospitality Program!

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    1. Amy made and brought the cucumber sandwiches! They were so good!!

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  3. Everything you do is so beautiful! I admire you.

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  4. It was wonderful!! Thank you Jessica!

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  5. Lovely, Jessica! Once again, I wish we lived closer. *sigh*

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  6. I agree with Kelly, very lovely. I never thought about using goat cheese. What a great idea. My soon to be three year old daughter would like a "princess tea party", but she can't have a lot of gluten or cow's milk.

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  7. Oh Jessica, ...WOW... it is all so BEAUTIFUL. The thought you put into everything is wonderful, your family is truly Blessed to have you.

    I don't know how you do it, I just can't seem to get organized.

    The photo's are gorgeous and I love how everyone got right into the spirit of things & dressed up for the occasion.

    God Bless you & thanks for sharing,
    Take care,
    Robyn.

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  8. Wow! What a beautiful tea!

    God bless,
    Kris

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  9. What a pretty party!! I am considering starting a Little Flowers group next school year, when my older girls will be in 3rd grade and K, and tea parties would be so much fun!

    Where did you get the beautiful picture of Mary as a child?? I love it and how you incorporated it into her birthday tea party!

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    1. It's actually just an image I found online, printed on cardstock, and set on/in front of another picture/frame we already owned. :)

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  10. praise God that you pulled off a busy week and another lovely celebration. may God reward you for your dedication to your girls and fellow little flowers.

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