You can click on the pictures to enlarge the size and read the sentiment on the first pic. That was part of the centerpiece. She had 3 of her closest friends come, plus her daughter and daughter- in- law that live here, but we surprised her with flying her other daughter down from Washington. She was overjoyed--plus the next day being Mother's Day for her--and she gets all her children with her!
It was fun, I had my tea-pot fountain going in the sitting room, classical music playing, and my daughter, Courtney played server. She was a good sport, wearing a vintage bib-apron! I served poppy-seed lemon scones, blue-berry scones, fruit compote, and three different tea sandwiches.. cream cheese and date on raisin bread, chicken salad on wheat, and the usual cucumber sandwiches on white. Dessert was a fruit tart with her "70" candle perched on it.
A close up of the table setting...everyone went home with the tea-cup flower arrangement. The dishes I got for $10 at a garage sale. The silverware was also a garage sale find and the teapot napkin holders from the thrift store.
The front view of the table setting--what everyone sees when they came into the dining room....
I LOVE Tea Parties!!!