Though mothers tend not to boast, they all deserve a great big toast!
Celebrate them in style, with details from this darling Tea & Toast Mother’s Day Party by Maureen Walker of a la Mo, out of San Diego, CA USA!
From the beautiful balloon bunting to the sweet printables and more, here are the Mother’s Day party detail you have to explore:
- Paper flower, balloon banner
- Vintage floral tea kettles, cups and saucers
- Pink watercolor party signage
- Watercolor place cards accented with succulents
- And last, but not least, its simple and scrumptious sweets!!
Concept and styling: a la Mo
Photography: Rachael Smith Photography
Event Location: Mint Studio
Paper Flowers: Tania Fischer Design
Calligraphy and Paper Goods: Four Things Paper
Event Rentals (Pink & Gold Chair + accessories): CC Vintage Rentals
Tablescape Rentals: Not My Dish
Cake and Sweets: Pastel Bakery
Flowers: Craft Blooms
Crostini: CRUDO by Pasal Lorange
Tea & Toast Mother’s Day Party
Tea & Toast Mother’s Day Party Details:
This is what Maureen said about styling the party- “The inspiration for this shoot was my grandmother’s breakfast. No, really… she’s been having tea and toast for breakfast for as far back as I can remember. When Jayme of Mint Studio asked me to style a Mother’s Day tea for an upcoming paper flower workshop, Tea & Toast was what came to mind. As I thought about working with this theme I was inspired to play off of the double meaning of toast. We served some beautiful crostini that was definitely not my grandmother’s toast. I loved this modern spin on the most basic of foods though. We also toasted motherhood with a delicious tea-based cocktail. We kept the color palette ultra feminine with a shades ranging from pretty pink to a deep plum.
Loren from Four Things Paper created the most beautiful stationery inviting our guests to parTEA. She covered all the details from the coordinating envelope liner to the gorgeous calligraphy addresses and matching vintage stamps. As with the invitation, there was also lots of pink watercolor texture in the other pieces she created for the event too. The recipe card signage for the Hibiscus Tea Margarita we served was one of my favorite pieces. It was the perfect nod to the moms and grandmas that keep a box of their treasured, hand-written, family recipes.
Andrea of Not My Dish raided her collection of vintage teacups, saucers, and serving stands for pieces that were pink, purple, and floral. I love how the mismatched sets came together to build a beautiful tablescape. The pink and purple glassware she brought was perfect for our cocktails too. Each place setting also featured a hand-painted place card along with a tiny succulent.
While talking about blooms and motherhood with Jenna of Craft Blooms she felt inspired to use succulents in her creations. Her thought was that succulents are enduring just like the strength and resiliency required for motherhood. We agreed that we’ve both been so fortunate to have shining examples of this from the amazing women role models in our lives.
Tania is known for her giant paper flowers and for good reason! She can build such beautiful floral creations out of paper. We incorporated some of her smaller paper blooms into our balloon garland backdrop and I loved the results of this pairing.
Pascal Lorange put together some of the most beautiful toast I’ve ever seen. The crostini that he prepared was wonderfully colorful and of course very tasty too. For desserts, we tried to go the more traditional tea service route. We had Pastel Bakery bake some of their old-school bakeshop goodies. The simple cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream was a beautiful, and the cookies and fruit tarts were absolutely delicious.
We took the opportunity to take generational portraits of our guests that they will hopefully value as precious family mementos. Even when we don’t necessarily feel like being photographed, I think it’s so important to document our families as we grow and age together.
Cheers to all of the amazing moms out there!”
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