Throwing a tea party for your mom? To honor such an important person in our lives, you must make her smile and warm her heart. You will no doubt find your own heart swollen with warmth in the process. It can be you and your mom, or it can include generational moms. It is not uncommon to see great-grandmother, grandmother, mother and daughter enjoying this celebration together.
I can’t think of a better activity than walking down memory lane. Take out your photo album or photo box if you don’t have one. Ask others to bring theirs as well. Some of them may be quite old and it is possible that the younger ones do not know a relative in the images. This is a great time to tell your family’s story and let the young people know where they come from.
Looking at old photographs always makes someone remember when they enjoyed something they did. Let them talk about where they did it and who was with them. A great-granddaughter may be surprised to find that her great-grandmother was the first girl to be on a boys’ baseball team in her high school.
In my family, seeing the hairstyles that women wore a long time ago when it always brings moans and groans. The same goes for the clothes they were wearing as well. Photos from parties you attended, family weddings, picnics, family vacations, and trips to amusement parks can cause a fit of laughter that won’t stop for a while.
One of our favorite family memories is from a family vacation when my nephew opened the condo door and walked over and opened the refrigerator for a drink when he realized he was in the wrong condo. The people inside stared at him and they all laughed. TIP: Lock the doors
A tear or two may be shed when you see a photo of someone who is no longer with you, but this is yet another chance to remember them with laughter and love. Without a doubt, it will begin to count all the things that you and your family should be thankful for.
Host a tea party means finding food for the tea party
Tea parties are known for their bite-sized foods such as tea sandwiches, small tea cakes, and cookies. Fresh fruit is always welcome and small fruit tarts. The little pieces of fudge or candy will be loved by someone there. Providing fruits and sweets should satisfy both the health conscious and the sweet tooth.
Remember to provide some foods that great grandmother can easily eat by figuring out if she has any dietary restrictions she needs to follow. If he can’t get out, take him the tea party.
The tea itself can be a warm English Earl Gray, an iced passion fruit, or anything in between. If you have a little generational person, a Rooibos tea is a good option without caffeine.
Try the tea sandwich spread out below:
Cream cheese with bacon and almonds
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons of toasted almonds
- 2 slices of crispy fried bacon
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.
Add the ingredients in a food processor and mix well. Cool well.
Make Mother’s Day a special event by hosting a tea party to remember.