This Sunday I'm throwing my mom a ladies' tea to celebrate her 60th birthday, and I'm pretty excited about it. Since it's just me hosting, I'm getting a little help with the food from my sister-in-law who runs a cute little restaurant in town, Lumpkin Cafe, and Jessica at Heirloom. I am making the rest of the food myself, including a few kinds of tea sandwiches and cheesecake-filled strawberries -- yum! Also, did you know that in England, people add cream to their tea? I didn't know until the other day. I guess I should buy a small carton just in case anyone wants to get fancy!
For the decor, I'm thinking bud vases with fall blooms, maybe a little greenery and pheasant feathers, with a photo wreath filled with pictures of my mom from over the years. I also made some stirrers with Washi tape flags! They are so cute and easy -- I'm going to make some more for Thanksgiving and Christmas, too.
I can't wait to see my mom and all of her friends this Sunday -- they're such a fun crowd! I'll be sure to post photos here after the party...
Image credits: tea cups via Frosted Petticoat Blog; photo by Stacey Bishop // drink flags via Style Me Pretty; photo by Lauren Kinsey // scones by Julie Marie Craig // glassware and bud vases via Style Me Pretty; photo by Caroline Tran // photo wreath by Country Living Mag // magnolia table runner via Style Me Pretty; photo by White Loft Studio