With Mother’s Day right around the corner it is time to plan the big day. If you are looking for something fun to do, a Mother’s Day tea party may be just your cup of tea. What better way to celebrate the mother-daughter bond than dressing up in poodle skirts, wearing fancy, decorated hats, and playing silly games with each other.
A proper tea party should be a dress-up party. Poodle skirts are a fun costume idea for a tea party. Poodle skirts are available in both adult and child sizes, so both mom and daughters will be able to wear matching costumes.
A tea party would not be a tea party with out a tea set. There are plenty of places to find a tea set that fits your needs. They come anywhere from really elegant sets to inexpensive, children tea sets.
Be sure to do a fun craft with each other, either before or during the party. One fun idea is to make a high-tea party hat to wear during the tea party. An easy way of doing this is to buy a fun sun hat and then glue on fake flowers and plastic jewels.
Tissue paper flowers are another fun craft. Tissue paper flowers can be added to your hat as a decoration, or be used as a tea party centerpiece. Look for tutorials online, such as the one found on the kaboose craft site.
Pink lemonade is a good substitute for real tea if you do not want to introduce tea to younger children yet. For your meal serve yummy finger sandwiches, glazed scones, fruit salad, and any other favorite appetizer finger foods. A good dessert idea is serving cute tea cakes.
Make it a game to follow “table manners” during the tea party. Have everyone say please and thank you whenever they ask for items on the table. Other fun manner ideas can include no slurping, using your napkins after every bite, sitting up tall at the table, and asking to be excused by the host before they leave the table.
Every party needs a game. One fun game is Mrs. Mumbles. This classic games starts with a person curling their lips tightly over their teeth and asking their neighbor “Excuse me. Is Mrs. Mumbles home?”. They have to ask with out showing their teeth. The neighbor then replies in the same fashion “I don’t know, let me ask my neighbor”. They then turn to their neighbor and ask about Mrs. Mumbles, etc. The point of the game is to not show any teeth while talking, and if someone does they are out of the game. The game continues until there is only one person left.