My mom exemplifies southern hospitality with her generosity, and she also has a knack for making even simple things extra-special. I thus have wonderful memories of those tea parties, and of the days of preparation beforehand. It was mother-daughter bonding at its best.
So it was with great excitement that I resurrected the Mother-Daughter Holiday Tea tradition last year, when my oldest was four. She's a party planner by nature and loved the idea of hosting a tea party for her friends. My daughter *loved* all the list-making, decorating, baking, color-coordinating, table-setting, and favor-choosing. We invited about 20 girls and their mothers, and we all had a blast. The girls squealed with excitement in their darling party dresses as they drank their pink tea and ate petit fours; the moms indulged in truffles and wine; we all enjoyed a red-and-white candy buffet:
Click HERE to see how the 2011 edition of our holiday tea party turned out!
(Sharing with Savvy Southern Style and Between Naps on the Porch)