Valentine’s Day Tea Party: a mother daughter tea party with a craft, menu ideas, recipes, decor, and a Valentien’s Day dessert table.
Celebrating Valentine’s day is serious business around here, so this year my girls and I decided to have a mother daughter Valentine’s Day tea party for some of our friends. We had so much fun planning the menu and the activities.
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.
My favourite detail was the cute skirts made out of cupcake wrappers.
Tea Party Lunch
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.
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.
Tea Party Drinks
Of course every tea party demands some tea. I added hearts to the sugar cubes, with a simple edible food marker. Such a sweet little detail and so easy.
For the little girls I made pink hot chocolate.
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.
The main attraction was the food. We had a variety of tea sandwiches to start with.
- egg salad on mini crosants
- cucumber sandwiches
- jam hearts
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!
I used these sweet heart toothpick embellished with the Happy Heart free pintables flags.
I also made egg salad, and served it on mini butter croissants, with a few sprigs of mixed greens.
There was also cucumber and cream cheese fingers. I made some sweet little jam sandwiches into hearts for the kids too.
All the little girls seem to love all the little food -just their size!
On the table there were also some homemade scones -raisin and plain. Find my easy food processor scones recipe here. 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!
Valentine’s Day Dessert Table
I created this fun pink and red dessert table in the dinning room.
Desert Table Backdrop
This is the first time I went to the trouble of creating a backdrop for the dessert table. It was inexpensive and definitely adds a whole lot of fancy to the occasion.
I used a combination of pink, white and red streamers, and hung them from a ribbon. I love how it turned out. I also made a “Happy Valentine’s Day” banner from the Happy Heart free Valentine’s Day pintables. They are so cute.
The Tea Party Sweets
The little girls were adorable about the dessert table, plotting their dessert choices while the moms finished up their sandwiches.
For dessert there was some chocolate chip shortbread -see our recipe here, since every tea party needs a little shortbread in my opinion.
My girls and I also made some simple marshmallow pops, with valentine sprinkles. We served them in glasses of smarties -what I call a win-win.
I printed the pretty food labels from the Happy Heart free printable collection.
I also made some individual raspberry trifles -see my recipe here. I love how sweet they look in little juice glasses, with a silver tea spoon.
I also made some simple brownies from a mix and topped them with some heart shaped sprinkles -so easy, so yummy!
We also enjoyed these beautiful cupcakes from one of my favourite places –Cupcakes Canada.
They looked so pretty with hearts, pink butter cream, silver balls and glitter and they were so delicious.
Someone ready to dig into her sweets.
Valentine’s Tea Party Take Home Favour
I wanted to make a little take-home favour for the girls to remember our tea party, so I sewed each little girl a set of sweet felt cookies, and tea bag from felt. I love how sweet they looked on their plates in these little dollar store take-out boxes. The thank you tag is also from the Happy Hearts free printable collection.
We had a really fun time together, and even the moms didn’t seem to want to leave. That night, after my happy little girls were tucked into bed, I went back downstairs for an extra little treat. 😉 A glittering vanilla cupcake and hot cup of tea just for me.
Life is a party and it just doesn’t get better than a Mother Daughter Valentine’s Day tea party!
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