Mother’s Day Tea Party {Gold, Black & White Theme}

Hey Cuties,

I told you I spent my Mother’s Day doing much of nothing. The truth is on Saturday I had turned up so much I was exhausted.  I hosted my annual Mother’s Day Tea Party; that night Babe and I turned up with Fantasia & Anthony Hamilton.  Back to my tea party; the entire time I was planning it I was excited about spilling the tea post party. I changed things all the way up this year and I was proud of my creativity. I need to work on sponsorship and out sourcing for the next one.  I hosted my first Mother’s Day Tea back in 2010, we had so much fun we decided I would do this every year.  So in 2011 I hosted my second Mother’s Day Tea.  My parties were for the Mom’s and daughters in my family; I was the only person there that didn’t have a daughter. In 2012 that all changed, I finally had a daughter. While she was only four months old I hosted another tea party. I was so pressed! I never posted the pictures, my edges were invisible thanks to pregnancy and I was exhausted. In May of 2013 two of Babe’s friends were killed on their motorcycles and our lives were turned upside down. There was no party, in the years to follow life happened.

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Mi & Nori: Mother’s Day Tea 2012

This year my daughter wanted a tea party, two weeks before the date I made it official. I invited, planned and made it happen. My daughter is all about re-doing all the things we did with her that she doesn’t remember. This was one of them, on the very day I decided it was going to happen I found myself in Target. Who am I kidding, I’m always in Target. While browsing the dollar bins I found my theme and it was off to the races from there.

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This was my electronic invite I sent out to all of my guest.

The color theme was black, gold and white.  I had visions of paper, burlap and gold accents.

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Food Area

I used brown paint paper, yes the kind you get from the paint section in Home Depot to protect the floor from paint.  I used my Cricut Machine to cut out the shapes in the background. The great thing is I already had all of the cartridges so I didn’t have to buy any new ones. I used black, white and gold card-stock; I purchased the two balls on the wall in a decorating kit from Michael’s. My goal was to re-purpose a lot of the old tea party decor. The wooden butterflies were bold painted colors. I covered them with gold spray paint.

Top Plate: Refresh muffins from the bakery. and the rest fix it usually. Middle Plate: Pineapples, blueberries and strawberries.  Third Plate: Cinnamon buns.  Middle Wrack: Croissant sandwiches w/ turkey and cheese

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Beverages & Dessert

This was my favorite area because it was a bit more DIY than everything else. My island is the home of my cook top stove. Only it is not a flat cook top, it has ranges on it and all of that business. I asked Babe to build something to cover my stove like a case so I could use it as serving space. He showed up and showed out and created exactly what I wanted. SCORE!!!

I love Celestial Tea so I had had to have an assortment. I included water, honey, sugar, cake pops, chocolate covered pretzels and a lemon bundt cake.

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Butterfly Tea Pot & Raw Sugar

I love details, so I added this cute tea cup on the wooden spoon for the raw sugar. The wooden spoons were left over from my chocolate covered spoons.

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Cake Pops with drizzled chocolate

I tried my hand and making cake pops. I don’t hate them, but I didn’t love the process. They were perfect for my decor though.

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I told you they are decorative

I love the gold sprinkles; they were a nice touch to my sweet treats.

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Chocolate Tea Pot & Tea Cup

When I found a tea cup and tea pot mold I just knew I had to make some pops for my tea party.

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with gold sprinkles.

They were the perfect pairing with my cake pops.

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Cute water bottles

Personalized water bottle labels are a great way to add your theme into the mix.

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Lemon bundt cake

My cake was moist and fluffy and perfectly brown.

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Table setting

I already had the plates. I picked up the napkins from Target. My runner is paint paper as mentioned above. I used my butterfly tea set as decoration and it pulls in the theme.

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Butterfly Flower Pot Chair

I spray painted this gold, I must admit it is one of my favorite pieces. I cut my white roses down really low and put them in the chair. I had two in total on the table.

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I had to have gifts…

I picked up these mugs from Michael’s. I purchased the bags from Target and I added really cute things inside of them. I had two little ladies in attendance so they got these cute little ice cream cups. I also got these from Michael’s.

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Twining with my girl

I want something bold and colorful for us to wear. When I saw these Marimekko dresses at Target we had to have them. They were perfect for our tea party. Nori requested “Annie Hair” she loves the black Annie and she has naturally curly hair. She proudly rocked a twist out and loved it.

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How did you spend your Mother’s Day? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Kemkem

    Oh you went all out! What a perfectly turned out arrangement. It looks so warm and inviting. Everything so thought out. Loved the water bottles and those dipped pretzels are just great. I really liked everything and you both look so cute in your outfits 🙂

  2. Nikka Shae

    What a cute event! I love having tea time with my friends! I also love your deco too!

  3. TIa

    I love your matching dresses! I think a Mother’s Day Tea is a great idea. Its awesome that you let your daughter choose the theme.

  4. Tia @ financiallyfitandfab

    Happy Mothers Day! What cute dresses you and your daughter are wearing. My Mother’s Day was spent taking my grandma to church and lunch with many of the women in my family.

  5. Allison Jones

    This is such a cute idea! I love the idea of hosting a mother-daughter tea party. I’m taking notes for next year.


  6. Jonna

    This is such a cute party idea. I need to plan a little party myself for the ladies!

  7. NAY

    I love this, omg a full DIY event. this came out great. The colors and the details were well though out. Did the butterfly centerpiece come from target as well?

  8. Robin Masshole Mommy

    I want to go to a party like this. Can you believe I am a grown woman and have never been to a tea party? Your food and decorations are awesome.

  9. Alli Smith

    Your tea party looks like so much fun! I love the cake pops, the decor and those outfits are awesome. I’m coming next year! 🙂

  10. Joanna

    You and your daughter look cute! I love your creativity and all of the snacks looks so good!

  11. Amber Dorsey

    Mimi!! Oh my gawd this is so cute! Could y’all be any MORE adorable in your coordinating dresses! I love this decor and am totally stealing the idea for next year!

  12. Jeanine

    Wow this looks amazing! What a great idea, and fun time I bet was had! I think this is such a cute party idea for any occasion but for Mother’s Day its perfect!

  13. Pam

    What a fun Mother’s Day tea party! I love the matching Marimekko dresses. They’re really cute.

  14. Jenn

    Oh, i love this blog post. What a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day. The table is set so pretty, and those apples. Oh my! I bet they were delicious.

  15. Jeni Hawkins

    What a fun idea! I love the color scheme, and your set up is absolutely adorable! I could definitely come for a fun tea party at your place!

  16. Indya

    This is so precious! I love the idea of tea parties but have never participated in one 🙁

  17. Sarah

    What a fun tea party idea! Loving the snacks and setup for sure. Very cute!

  18. Holly

    oh wow. This was a great. Love this!

  19. Ashleigh @Dash of Evans

    I love this idea and the detail you put in everything is AMAZING! Great job! It’s great to know you can pull off something like that by shopping at places like Target and Michaels. I have to go to Home Depot this weekend, I should pick up some of that paper. It would be fun even for the kids to color on at the table! You rock, girl!

  20. Kara | Kay's Ways

    I was waiting for this post! I just love your creativity & cake pops are my fave. I had a nice quiet Mother’s Day at home with the family and got some work done.

  21. Bella B (xoxoBella)

    Everything looks so pretty! I love the tea cup chocolates. I have been eyeing those Marimeko products at Target…love the prints!

  22. Ramona

    This looks like a great party! I love the color combination. Those cake balls and chocolate covered pretzels look yummy. Thanks for sharing. I love this idea!

  23. Vidya Sudarsan

    Love the spread and your matching dress with your daughters! I can tell, a lot of effort has gone into this tea party and it looks totally amazing!

  24. Claudia Krusch

    Happy Mothers Day! What pretty dresses you and your daughter have on! My Mother’s Day was spent in Disney attending #DSMMC, they hosted a lovely brunch for our families!!

  25. Michele D

    You did an phenomenal job decorating for your Mother’s Day Gold Tea Party. I bet your daughter and guests were blown away. I know that I would of. Great job! Everything looks so yummy!

  26. Rebecca Swenor

    This is indeed an awesome Mother’s Day Tea Party. I love the colors you choose for the theme. The cake pops look so delicious along with all the other treats. The settings look amazing. I love the before and after photos of you with your daughter. The outfits are adorable. Thanks for sharing the party ideas.

  27. Ashley Steer

    This is such a great idea and how cute!!! I have a son, otherwise I would be all over this for next Mother’s Day!

  28. Chantal

    What a great way to celebrate Mothers Day! You did a beautiful job at putting this party together- the food and decorations look awesome!

  29. Bonnie @wemake7

    This is super cute. I love all the pictures you shared with us, you really set that up really nice.

  30. Dawn McAlexander

    A tea party sounds like a fun time. I love all of the desserts that you guys had, especially the cake pops! It sounds like a good way to spend Mother’s Day!

  31. kayla

    Yay! Happy Mothers day for last week! I did this for my mum a couple of years ago! So much fun! Fantastic pictures and styling!

  32. Hannah Adkins

    I love having tea parties. Its a great opportunity to get together and talk about everything. I love that you chose gold as your theme as well!

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  34. Carisa

    Too cute! Great idea for next year!

  35. Danielle

    Love it! I know this is a memory you and your daughter will always cherish!! Those sweet treats look so good!

  36. Tomiko

    Love the themed tea party! My daughter and I have them all of the time and they are her favorite. I especially love your matching dresses!

  37. Kim

    This was a fab tea party. I did a brunch one year for my mom, mom-in-law and a few other ladies. It was fun. It was not as fancy as this lol.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Kim, I bet you gals had a good time. I want to host a full on tea party and invite ladies to attend. I want to share my experience.

  38. Carissa

    Cute Idea, Cute Theme!!! I may look into doing this for some women I am close to!! How fun!!!

  39. Adeola

    I like the matching dresses you and daughter look super cute!
    You are such a great host will all the decor and gifts.

  40. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    Omg, Mimi I love this idea! Why haven’t I ever thought of this. This would be so much fun!

  41. Ebony

    I am such a girly girly. I love everything about a tea party lol, but i have boys. I love your details and making sure yout little one was happy.

  42. Tomiko

    Madison and I do something similar to this!! I’m mad at her right now but maybe I plan a tea party for the weekend to heal our love

  43. Aija

    This is a great idea! But can I say you are a superb DIY queen. None of my stuff would ever turn out like this! 🙂

  44. Tiffany H.

    Cute idea, i loved the decor and pretty sure your little one had a great time. I did a tea theme baby shower for a co-worker a couple years ago and it turned out great. Glad you had a great time with the other mothers. Happy Mother’s Day.

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