Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Mother Daughter Tea Party



Emma and I had the awesome opportunity to throw a mother-daughter tea party right before Valentine’s Day. 


As Emma gets older (going on eight this year!), I have noticed that I need to make more opportunities for us to have some epic mother daughter time.  She loves all the frills and fun of putting together a party, and I thought this would be a great way to get together with our friends, the kids could play dress up and the adults could chat and drink tea.




One thing I always remember from growing up is that my mom and her friends always drank tea.  She almost always had a tea bag in her purse for when we would stop at someone’s house.  The adults would sit around the table and drink tea and the kids would play.  It was a Sunday tradition throughout my childhood.




Our tea party featured Lipton’s new black and herbal tea varieties as well as an improved green tea.  Gone are the days of plain old black tea!  The new black teas provide bold aromas and unique flavors to put a new twist on traditional black tea – my personal favorite was the Lady Lipton.  


The new herbal teas combine real ingredients with Lipton’s best herbal tea blends to awaken the senses.  The kids preference was for the Peach Mango and Cinnamon Apple herbal teas.  You can find the full line up of Lipton Green, Black and Herbal tea flavors here.



I made quite a large spread, choosing to have it be a bit of a brunch tea rather than an afternoon tea.  We had lemon and almond scones, pumpkin muffins, fruit, and individual cheese frittatas. 


The adults were able to gather and have some fun conversation, and the kids immediately got to playing.  The girls all came dressed up in their pretty dresses, but pretty much immediately they all had Emma’s princess costumes on.  What better way to celebrate a tea party, than to be dressed to the 9’s as a princess!

Overall it was such a fun time, and I am glad that we had a couple of hours of quality time with all of our friends.  I think that it will be something I will definitely do again in the future because the girls all had such a nice time.


Have you ever attended a mother-daughter tea party?  What is your favorite kind of tea?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

39 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun party! I love all the little details! I'll have to check out Lipton's varieties!

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  2. I had tea parties in the children's department when I was director. Such a fun time... even when we included the boys.

    GGMandy

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  3. I had tea parties in the children's department when I was director. Such a fun time... even when we included the boys.

    GGMandy

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  4. It's amazing at just how many flavors of tea there are anymore! When I was younger, all there was, that I knew of, was black tea and green tea. In high school, I found a vanilla chai tea that was amazing, but that was about it. And now, well, geez, there's a whole 12 foot section of tea at the regular grocery store, which doesn't carry anything beyond the major brands, ha!
    Your tea party looks like it was a lot of fun! I remember having tea with my grandma and great grandma every once in a while, in fancy cups (Princess House, I believe was the brand - my grandma and great grandma loved that stuff, ha).

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  5. This was a brilliant idea! If my daughter where still young, I would totally steal it from you. Considering that she is 26 and 1,000 miles away, it won't work at this point. Good for you for enjoying your daughter! I sure miss mine.

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  6. Your tea party is the most adorable think I have seen today. I have to say I have only tried Lipton's ice tea which is delicious but I would love to try their herbal tea options!

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  7. Everything looks so beautiful. What a wonderful party. I love tea parties and just ordered a tea party book the other day:)

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  8. How beautiful! Missed spending time with my mom! You made a really great activity

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  9. What a great party and a fun memory for all of you!

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  10. This is so adorable I cant stand it! Tea parties need to come back! Love the simplicity and elegance of them - and how it teaches manners and conversations (not on a tech device)... Your party looks fabulous!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  11. That is the sweetest thing. I have all boys, so there are no tea parties happening here. Mud pies maybe, but no fancy teas :)

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  12. This looks so lovely. I would enjoy this at any age! I love trying different teas so I must try some of those flavours :) X

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  13. Your tea party is an amazing idea! Moms and daughters bonding, that is the sweetest thing ever!

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  14. Aw this is such a wonderful idea! I had a tea party for my bridal shower and it was so much fun!

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  15. I haven't attended a tea party since my oldest was a little girl. **happy sigh** She's 21 now. My middle daughter never really got into the tea party idea but this would be so much fun to do with the youngest! I should surprise her with one on the weekend.

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  16. This is such a sweet and fun idea! I hosted an American Girl Doll Christmas party for my daughter's friends and their moms, it was great fun!

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  17. Awwwwww how cute!!!!! I just love having tea parties with my daughter. We have them all the time!

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  18. Oh, it's so nice when adults have a chance to talk, while kids play. Lemon scones and pumpkin muffins sound good....

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  19. I wish my niece were more into this but her huge thing is video games so epic hangout time includes a lot of Mario haha

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  20. Your tea party looks very fun! My daughter is 9 and likes many of the same things.

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  21. I started having tea parties with my girls when they were little . It is a tradition that has survived the test of time. I love the one you put together - looks lovely!

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  22. We love LOVE having tea parties in our house. They are just so much fun and I hope they remember them when they are older!

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  23. What a fun idea! I have only one son, so we don't do a lot of tea parties ... but! I have two nieces and it would be fun to invite them (and my sister) over for tea some day. :)

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  24. A tea party sounds like so much fun…I just love that teacup and saucer that is black and purple – it really stands out. My favorite kind of tea changes with my mood – sometimes I like fruity and other times it's chai.

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  25. We have had countless mother daughter tea parties and I cherish every one of them.

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  26. I love tea. All kinds of tea. This looks like it was such a fun day. Enjoy them while they are little

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  27. I've never had a mother-daughter tea party, but it looks like you all had a great time.

    I'm a huge fan of lemon tea. Something about citrus always makes me feel so calm.

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  28. I don't think I've ever had a tea party. My nieces would of loved it when they were littler though.

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  29. I love this idea. I have two boys but I know that even they would be interested in this. Especially my eldest. He loves tea.

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  30. How fun! I bet the girls loved it!

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  31. Our tea party season is coming up and I look forward to all the time I will get to spend with my daughters.

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  32. This looks like so much fun! My grandma always had tea parties with us growing up!

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  33. This was such a beautiful tea party. These are some of the benefits of having girls from my point of view as the mom of boys.

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  34. Very cute! My daughter is also always involved in planning her parties and does enjoy it. We have our little tea party picnics on the floor... with many stuffed animals. Lol.

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  35. As a mother of girls, I am biased towards tea parties. Your tea party looks so pristine and beautiful. I am sure my girls will love it too. Can't wait to try it out!

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  36. How sweet! I don't love tea, but I do love the idea of a nice little tea party.

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  37. What a fun experience! I'll definitely be doing this one day if I have a daughter. She'll remember this for years to come!

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  38. Mother Daughter Tea Party!! This sounds great. Photos are describing how fun this party was. My daughter threw a surprise mother’s day party at my favorite event space. It was truly a fantastic party and had so much fun.

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