Tea partyThis post is a week late but better late than never, right? And I really think this postwas worth waiting for. I love all the bright, colorful photos…the bright, femininity of it all.

In my opinion, there isn’t a whole lot better than sitting around the table with family, sipping tea (or mimosas) and noshing on tea party fare. My mom is especially a big fan of tea sandwiches so I thought it was a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

We kept things relatively simple with store-bought desserts, minimal decor and potluck style food. Everything turned out delicious and most importantly, we all had a great time.

Tea partyFloral straws from Target
Tea partyEgg salad tea sandwiches made by my sister-in-law, Nikki Tea party Tea partyThe entire spread, including flowers from Trader Joe’s, which doubled as gifts (from my sister to give to my mom and a few of the ladies celebrating birthdays). All the tea was from Trader Joe’s.Tea party Tea partyGorgeous petit fours from Byerly’s 
Tea partyI made mini quiche with turkey sausage, cheddar and a slice of a grape tomato on top. Very easy. I followed this recipe but swapped the bacon for turkey sausage and the gruyere for cheddar. Tea partyHuge cupcakes from Byerly’s. Tea partyMy sister-in-law (to be very soon!), Katie, made smoked salmon and cucumber tea sandwiches. Tea partyMini lemon cookies from Target. 

I love those plates, I got them from Good Will for .99 each, such a steal.

Tea partyThese tea cups were also from Good Will, .99Tea party Tea partyIt’s hard to get a clear picture of my sweetie because she’s always on the move. I adore her pretty floral dress (from Old Navy)Tea party Tea party Tea party Tea partyI love mimosas so much Tea party Tea partyAll the ladies including my mom, Juliet (hiding behind the chair), my aunt Chris, my sister Katie, my sister-in-law (to be) Katie, my niece Chloe and my other sister-in-law, Nikki.

Celebrating moms and the ladies in my life over tea was fabulous. And ending it with a giant cupcake wasn’t bad, either.