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Mother’s Day Brunch / Tea Party Theme

My mother’s birthday always falls on or right near Mother’s Day so we always have an extra special celebration for her. She loves the whole tea party concept and we are doing in now for the third year in a row!  It’s always fun to have the girls together, we wear our pretty sundresses and of complete with a fancy hat.  Some tips I have learned from doing a tea party lunch the past few years:

  • Send out a nice hand written invitation (it’s always more special and personal to send via mail than email)
  • Purchase pretty pastel cloth table linens (table cloth, cloth napkins, rings)
  • Flowers, flowers and more flowers!
  • Have a gorgeous centrepiece
  • Name cards for the table
  • Pretty plates, tea cups and tea pots
  • Nice set of silverware (not plastic ware)
  • Just make it all incredibly gorgeous and FUN!
  • Oh and lastly…a variety of tea, tea sandwiches and desserts (and lemonade too!)

(My secret: you don’t have to spend alot of $$$ to make things beautiful for your party.  I purchased most things at Ross Dress for Less Marshall’s and TJ Max.  Michael’s or WalMart for the flowers. Dollar Stores too!)

This year our menu is the following:

~ Desserts ~

Classic Angel Flake Coconut Cake (You won’t believe how delicious this cake is! I make it for Easter and also for other special occasions.  Its a certified hit whenever I make it!)

Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake

High Tea Lemon Cookies

Coconut Macaroons

Russian Tea Cake Cookies

Oreo Cookie Balls (So simple to make! So delicious to eat!)

Peanut Butter Balls (My mom’s favorite!)

Sugar Cookies (This recipe is for Christmas cookies but they are so delicious and I make them all year long – the best sugar cookie recipe I’ve ever used)

Oreo Cookie Balls  (Photo Credit: Kraft)

Oreo Cookie Balls
(Photo Credit: Kraft)

~ Lunch Recipes ~

Tarragon Chicken Salad (I’ve made this many times – delicious!)

Cucumber and Strawberry Tea Sandwiches

Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Goat Cheese and Pecan Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber Mint Tea Sandwiches

(Picture courtesy of Kraft)

Classic Angel Flake Coconut Cake (Photo Credit: Kraft)

 

 

 

Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake  (Photo Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell)

Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
(Photo Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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