Mother Daughter Tea Party Decorations

July 5, 2012 by 48 Comments

Here are tips for Mother Daughter Tea Party Decorations.  I have been hosting a mother-daughter tea party for seven years.  Every year, I choose a different theme and have different age-appropriate activities for the girls.  I showed you my yellow party inspiration pictures a while back, I still love these!  This years theme was ‘Making Lemonade’ and throughout the dining room and living room, I had touches of yellow decorations.  I incorporated leftover fabric from my kitchen drapes as table runners.  I didn’t bother sewing the fabric, just folded it in thirds and tucked the rough edges so they wouldn’t show.

I chose to lay the runners width-wise, rather than length-wise so I would have more focal points on the tablescape.  On the table, I spread my favorite china.  Most of the girls that attend are now eight or nine years old, but I’ve been setting the table with china since they were two.  China is meant to be used and enjoyed.  In my seven years, I have had a combination of tile and hardwood floors as I have hosted and not one piece of my fine china has been broken.  I love that by using it, Little B will love it for more than it being beautiful, it will hold years of precious memories as well.

The two sizes of cake stands stacked are from Pier One.  The ruffled edges are darling, I use them for everything.  For this tea party, a pile of lemons were on top of yummy lemon cupcakes with buttercream frosting.

Mother Daughter Tea Party Decorations

Little B and her cousin helped me make 50+ pom pom flowers, which was a whole lot of fun.  Here’s a tutorial for making pom pom flowers, it’s a perfect summer activity for little girls.  They were a great compliment for the plate settings, and also a cute touch as a centerpiece.

I picked up the topiaries from Michaels in January and used them on my Spring Mantel.  Adorned with a yellow ribbon, I used them to add some height to our tea party tablescape.  The darling little yellow butter dish is a favorite of mine from Anthropologie. I used mini ramskins with tealight candles, a textured white tea pot with a dainty bird atop that my sweet friend gifted me a few years back, and I scattered the house with candy dishes, tea cups from Little B’s growing collection.

I’ll give you more of the details on our Making Lemonade Tea Party activities very soon, but for now, if you didn’t see this year’s ice breaker activity, Made by Me Whimsical Flower Bows, you can click on the link for that simple tutorial.

Mother Daughter Tea Parties are so much fun and Mother Daughter Tea Party Decorations can be found everywhere!  I hope that seeing the simplicity of this table setting inspires you to dream up your own.

What do you and your daughter enjoy doing together?  I’m always looking for new ways to help deepen my daughter and I’s bond.   I want to lay a very solid foundation in our relationship while Little B is young.

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48 Responses to “Mother Daughter Tea Party Decorations”
  1. Very cute! The table setting is lovely – bright and cheerful!
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

  2. Alana says:

    What a lovely table and looks like such a fun tea party!

  3. Sarah says:

    What a cute idea! Love the yellow!

    Make sure you stop by and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party.
    Can’t wait to see more posts.
    http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/07/flaunt-it-friday-4_12.html

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  4. kristin says:

    This is adorable! So pretty and the kids are loving it!
    XO
    Kristin
    PS..thanks for linking up to the spring party!

  5. Kathryn says:

    Beautiful Table!

  6. What a wonderful tradition! I use to do little tea parties for my daughter when she was young, but not as elaborate as yours. Your tea party tablescape is just beautiful!

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