Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mother-Daughter Valentine Tea

This afternoon I hosted my second annual Mother-Daughter Valentine Tea. This year my guests were my third grade girls and their moms. What a special time we had!

Mom and Peter helped me rearrange our seldom-used sun porch
into a delightful tea room.

Dad had the bright idea to give me a lovely centerpiece for the dining room table, as my Valentine's flowers this year. Flowers are all the more fun to receive when they can be enjoyed with others!

All ready for the party to begin!

Yep, I had a relaxed smile minutes before the party began--
thanks to my fantastic crew.
This party was truly a family effort.
I could not have pulled it off without all the cheerful assistance
my mom and dad and brother gave me. =)

As the guests arrived, we had a little photo booth set up to take pictures
of the moms and daughters--and a cousin-butler too!

Our super butlers, Peter and Jason!

Peter, the Furniture-mover, Streamer-hanger,
DJ, Photographer, Butler Extraordinaire.

After the tea time, we gathered in the living room for a devotional.

For the devotional, I had little surprises wrapped up in packages,
for the guests to open.
Each object reminded us about God's love.
 Here Kate holds a bottle of Powerade, which reminds us that "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind" (2Timothy 1:7).

Elaiyna reads the card that explains her gift.

Our group picture =)


  1. Too cute! This is such an adorable idea, and you guys did a beautiful job decorating. What a wonderful blessing for those little girls! Looks like you all had a fun time, although I'm not sure who had more fun, you and the girls or Justin and Peter. :-D. -Nita

  2. Simply adorable valentine mother-daughter party. This theme is lovely. Never thought of having this kind of theme for tea party but now planning to throw a party at venue NYC. Will organize awesome party.