Mother’s Day Tea Party

While I was cutting out the circles for the cupcake toppers, I was thinking, “Why do I do this to myself?”  Why can’t I just take my mom out to dinner like a normal person?  I’ll tell you why…because I have an awesome mom that always made things hard for herself so I could enjoy the greater pleasures in life, like ham salad sandwiches cut in the shape of flowers (what she did for my tea party birthday when I was ten…it was a HUGE hit with my friends).  Inadvertently,  I ended up cutting the cheese out in flower shapes with a teeny cookie cutter…like mother like daughter.  We’re gluttons for punishment, I suppose.  

But, after all was said and done, it was a GREAT party! It was so fun and the food was so good!  I’m lucky to live right down the street from my brother and sister-in-law, Hilary. It was definitely a joint effort pulling this together…and Hilary’s mom, Janet also joined in the festivities.  PS Janet is an amazing photographer and you MUST look for her pictures of our party on her blog…they will be up soon.

So, Hilary just started cake design and she’s already awesome.  We make a pretty great cupcake team.  I’m really into flavors and she’s into making cakes look pretty.  We came up with an AMAZING, heavenly, wonderful cupcake…did I mention, AMAZING??? Check out the recipe for our Coconut Lemon Curd Cupcakes, because it’s the best darn cupcake I’ve ever had.

The snacks were light and the perfect compliment to our dessert.  We had Dill Cream Cheese Cucumber Sandwiches (because, what is a tea party without cucumber sandwiches?)

 All I did was let the cream cheese soften, added about 1/2 tsp of dried dill and 1/4 tsp of salt, spread it on french bread and added sliced cucumbers.  It was delicious and surprisingly filling.

We also had one of my favorite meals, cheese and crackers with summer sausage and fruit.  It’s so easy, the possibilities are endless…and it’s delicious.  It’s especially good if your cheese looks like tiny flowers. I should also add that we don’t drink tea…so this was mostly a party with an excuse to eat finger foods…

Love the printables?  You can purchase them in the Strawberry Mommycake’s shop for $8. The set includes:

1 – 5 X 7″ Invite or Card (I can also print these for you on professional grade card stock)
3 – 3 X 1″ Address Labels
2 – 2.5″ Round Labels/Cupcake Toppers
4 – Digi Papers
3 – 3.5″ X 2″ Tent cards
2 – Straw Flags

The best part was when my mom thanked me…because she’s usually the one doing all the work.  I’m glad I cut out the cupcake toppers and painstakingly helped Hilary make ONE flower for the cupcakes (seriously, I’m horrible at cake decorating), and I’m glad I cut out every piece of cheese.  Because that’s what moms do…because my mom was the best at adding the extra touches to make things special.  Thanks, Mom!

What are you doing to make your mom feel special?  Be sure to post pictures on our Facebook Page!

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  • janet May 7, 2012, 5:18 pm

    The food looks as good as it tasted. Erin, you are a wonderful food photographer,blogger, graphic designer AND food creator. The cupcakes, Hilary and Erin, with the coconut lemon cupcakes were truly the best I cupcakes I have ever tasted/eaten. Thanks for the special Mother’s Day Tea Party!!

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  • Erin May 7, 2012, 7:25 pm

    Thanks, Janet…It was so good seeing you again…it was SUCH a fun party :)

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  • Rachelle H. May 10, 2012, 7:56 am

    How cute is this?! I love it. I’ve been wanting to have a tea party! I wonder if I can pull it off before Mother’s Day…

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