From FYP Designer, Hira —
Trees in full bloom, 70-degree weather, fresh cut flowers, white teapots and a whole lot of laughter. What more could mom want to celebrate her day? This year we honored the mom’s in our lives by throwing a very special outdoor tea party. An intimate setting where we kicked the boys out allowed for easy flowing conversation and plenty of food (more for us!)
Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because not only do we get to tell mom how much we appreciate her, but we also honor the many strong and loving women that play a special role in our lives. This year was extra special because we had all of my sisters and sisters-in-law together, as well as my mom, mother-in-law and some aunts too!
We laid out the table and went all out for a special high tea at home. The celebration took place on our back deck, which we filled with flowers and color. The lawn had turned lush green, and it provided a lovely background for our small party. I played with corals and blues to enhance the long-awaited spring season. Everyone was dressed to the nines as we enjoyed mini sandwiches, crudités, scones with fresh clotted cream and desserts upon desserts—after all, sweets are the most important part of a celebration!
Baking preparations were split up among my sister, my sisters-in-law and me—truly making it a very special, group effort for our moms. Every time they complimented something, we were able to credit someone different. The idea of us all coming together to make them feel celebrated and loved was really special
Setting the table is always my favorite part. I started with my mother’s china set; given to her at her wedding by her parents over 30 years ago, it truly holds a special place in her heart and mine. I offset the very traditional china with floral, blue linen as well as a pop of color with For Your Party personalized Cocktail Napkins. I decided to foil stamp with a Satin Gold to add a little bit of shimmer to add some contrast on the table, which was playing with a lot of elements of clean whites and wood. The moms loved the custom made napkins! They had a simple ‘I love you, MOM!’ on them, and the ladies all took extras home with them as keepsakes. I drafted up a menu by hand, and the moms couldn’t stop taking pictures of it all!
Seeing the personalized napkins was definitely our moms’ favorite part, as it was something created especially for this occasion. They all talked about making more for our next family gathering—summer BBQ’s or even Father’s day. I told them about all of the color combinations we could do, and they all started laughing about how the dads would appreciate matchbooks, and we would appreciate the colors and art! That’s the best part about personalized product—it’s more than just a gift, it’s something that’s used and interacted with at any party. The customized napkins at our high tea tied all of the décor together and truly brought a unique touch to our gathering that we will cherish forever.
We love you, mom!