Valentine’s Day Tea Party -The Decorations, Food and Craft

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Celebrating Valentine’s day is serious business around here, so this year my girls and I decided to have a mother daughter tea party for some of our friends. We had so much fun planning the menu and the activities.

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When our guests first arrived we started out with a fun craft. I pre-cut a chain of paper dolls for each girl out of card stock, inspired by this one, and they used lots of fun pink and red papers and embellishments to decorate them.

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My favourite detail was the cute skirts made out of cupcake wrappers.

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After the craft it was time for lunch. I set the dinning room table for our lunch and used the buffet for a dessert table.

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For the table I used a simple runner and some white orchids and heart shaped candles. I used my pink depression glass tea cups for everyone, and lots of pink serving pieces.

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Of course every tea party demands some tea. I found this fun idea at Party Frosting to add hearts to the sugar cubes, with a simple edible food marker. Such a sweet little detail and so easy.

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For the little girls I made pink hot chocolate.

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I started with white hot chocolate mix (from the bulk barn) and added a little red food colouring. They loved it, especially served from a tea pot just like moms. I made some simple heart shaped marshmallows out of store bought marshmallows and a mini heart shaped cookie cutter (see more instructions here). One tip, this time I prepared them ahead of time, and dusted the cut, sticky parts with a little extra powdered sugar so they won’t stick together on the plate -it worked great.

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The main attraction was the food. We had a variety of tea sandwiches to start with.

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I made mini-BLT’s with mini Ciabatta buns, bacon, Boston bib lettuce, cocktail tomatoes, s and p, and a little Miracle Whip -what can I say, I love the tangie zip!

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I used these sweet heart toothpick embellished with the Happy Heart free pintables drink flags I found at Catch My Party.

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I also made egg salad, and served it on mini butter croissants, with a few sprigs of mixed greens.

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There was also cucumber and cream cheese fingers. I made some sweet little jam sandwiches into hearts for the kids too.

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All the little girls seem to love all the little food -just their size!

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On the table there were also some homemade scones -raisin and plain. They were served with the traditional toppings of butter, jam and clotted cream! You know it’s a tea party when there’s clotted cream in the house!

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We all had a great time at the tea party, tomorrow I’ll share with you the sweetest Valentine’s Day dessert table that we all enjoyed next.

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Life is a party, and if you’re lucky it’s a Valentine’s Day Tea Party!

This post is linked up at Between Naps on the Porch, Tatertots and Jello, and Whipperberry.

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Comments

  1. Absolutely scrupmtious tea party!!! The young girls must have enjoyed it immensely…as did their Moms! This is the ultimate Mother-Daughter celebration with all of the pretty pink colors, the fun & tasty party food, and the decorations that could be enjoyed by everyone. Great idea to have craft projects available for the kids! It keeps them busy AND makes them an integral part of the festivities! Looking at that miniature BLT makes me hungry for one this morning! Wonderful job!!!

  2. What a beautiful and yummy table! I can see you have a lovely helper too, no wonder everything looks so pretty and inviting! Just dropped by from TT at Susan’s. Hugs,
    FABBY

  3. What a cute table! I bet they all had a wonderful time. I love all of the special touches you added. Pink Hot Chocolate and hearts on the sugar cubes. Everything is so precious!

  4. How fun! Such cute ideas for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  5. This is adorable! How much fun for all the girls to get involved and make some fun things. Great idea and the food coloring for the chocolate was really great.

  6. Absolutely LOVE this tea party. So sweet and so many cute tips and ideas to use.

    I thought half way thru, don’t forget to follow this blog because you’ll want to give them credit if you do the sugar cube thing with something else. That is something easy enough for me to do, but you’re right, it adds so much by making the little details special.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Eldarose

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