Did you really think I would let Mother’s day go by without throwing a tea party? This is the perfect occassion to gather lady friends together, whether they be a mother or not, every woman deserves a day to celebrate.
“A Lady Bug Theme”
Ok, I know, this theme seems to be reserved for little tiny girls, but who made that rule? And the besides the colors alone just make you smile, so lady bug theme it was. I actually ran with this theme when I first spotted a lady bug tea pot with the saying “I’m the lady of the house” (back in February). See, I usually think of some crazy theme and then give myself plenty of time to collect for the party.
I created some ladybug themed invites and hand delivered them. I had so much fun water coloring the envelopes.
Colors would definitely be red, white, and black (with lots of polka dots thrown in) and a bit of yellow.
To soften the boldness of these three colors I chose to use a light pink tablecloth, it just looked better than white. I then used a 12 x 12 piece of ladybug scrap book paper as a placemat and began layering plates. I used a black dinner plate, white with red polka dot salad plate and then placed a black soup bowl on top.
Each place setting had these adorable lady bug mugs which I planted gerber daisies inside and then placed a fork in to hold a fun friendship tag.
Table comes together with a lively garden type tablescape
I just love how this all came together. With the invitations, inviting them to my indoor garden I thought I should make it look that way, which was really quite easy. I bought two red and one yellow gerber daisy planters, and stacked the yellow on top of black and white bowl (turned upside down), some fresh red ranunculus, which I placed in vases tied with black polka dot ribbons, and some fresh sunflowers.
It truly looked like a miniature garden and it just made you smile.
I usually forget to add pictures of the food but I’ll add the little appetizers and the amazing desserts . . .
Yes, individual lady bug cakes baked by my lovely friend Patty.
For the main course we made indvidual pizzas and it was such a fun and hug hit that I’m actually going to do a post on just that next week.
I love to greet my guest with the theme so I made a new wreath for the front door.
What to wear to a lady bug party?
Polka dots, right?
This is my adorable mom.
I kept comfy and casual for the party by simply tying the button down and wearing floral sneakers.
But later that evening it was so easy to change this outfit up for a date night by throwing on a blazer and slipping on some heels.
Isn’t it just fun to find a reason to celebrate?
Linking up with Jann, Carol and Jo for SYC.
And Dawn Lucy for funfashionfriday