Impress Mom with One of These Tea Sandwiches – Three Ways


Yes, you can take Mom out to eat for Mothers Day…

Or you can really impress her with one or all of these easy to make Tea Sandwiches from the Shindigz Recipe Website.

These irresistible Tea Sandwiches are quick, easy and delicious!

These irresistible Tea Sandwiches are quick, easy and delicious!

Be sure to clean up afterwards too!

Bookmark these recipes for a quick, tasty and impressive lunch anytime this summer!

Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day Decorating & Favor Ideas for Events


Tell Your Mom You Love Her with a Mother’s Day Party

Mother’s Day only comes around once a year—it’s different from your mother’s birthday, so why not use it as a special occasion to tell your mom how much she means to you?  You could gather a few of your friends to help you plan a party for all your mothers together!  You could also, however, coordinate with your dad and your siblings and plan a family party to make your mom feel that much more special.  Whichever way you go with the party idea, you’re going to need a plan set in motion:  ask the dads to help cook, the little kids can help you bake a cake or cupcakes (supervised, of course, so your mom doesn’t see a massive mess in the kitchen after her surprise), and you can recruit the teens and older kids to help you decorate!  The next step is to look for decorations

Pick the Perfect Mother’s Day Decorations

When you begin looking for decorations, try to think about what type of party best fits your amazing mom.  The first step in decorating for a Mother’s Day Party is to pick the tableware.  From there, you can do just about anything with your decorations.  If you choose a patterned tableware set, you could pull individual colors for, say, balloons and streamers.  Don’t be afraid to mix colors with patterns, too.  If you get a set of blue tableware, get polka-dotted balloons in blue, green, and pink!  It will add a bit more to your party and you’ll probably earn a bigger smile from your mom.  Don’t forget a table cover—it will make cleanup a lot easier!  Also, to add that touch of completion to your Mother’s Day table, pick out a few fun centerpieces that your moms will be able to keep for years to come.  A great idea for individualized centerpieces is find a few vases and fill each with favorite flowers of each mom attending your Mother’s Day Party.  It’s one of the best gifts you can send home with your mom.  You can also give your mom a cute satin favor bag filled with a few small presents from the family. 

One More Fun Mother’s Day Party Surprise

After a wonderful meal cooked by the dads, it’s time to finish off the meal with a dessert made by the kids.  Whether you present the moms with root beer floats, hot fudge sundaes, cakes, or cupcakes, you’ll win big points with mom because it’s something yummy that was made for her on her special day.  You could make a flower or a butterfly cake or bake cupcakes in teacup holders!  When you decorate the cakes, make them look like a flower or a butterfly and then write “Happy Mother’s Day” on the top in icing.  When decorating the teacup cupcakes, ice them with a colored icing and then write “Mom” or your mom’s name on the top.  Remember, no matter how you decorate or what the food tastes like, the personal touches are what will make your Mother’s Day Party memorable for your mom.

Host a Tea Party for Mother’s Day


Instead of brunch, how about hosting a Mother’s Day tea party this year? This is something that can be appreciated by moms, moms-in-law, grandmothers, aunts and other ladies in your life for whom you’d like to do something special.

Our Mother’s Day Cookies Banner is perfect for kicking off this get-together. Set a table in rose-red or Candy Pink Tableware, and bring on the flowers!

Tea parties were made for conversation. Try history – or, rather, herstory — activities with the guest(s) of honor:

  • Ask everyone to wear vintage hats or another fun dress-up item.
  • Generate a list of questions that elicit anecdotes about the family’s history. If appropriate for your group, assign one of the younger guests the task of recording the stories.

  • Ask guests in advance to write down their favorite memories to read, and to bring old photos to share.

  • Our contribution is a recipe for tea cakes, below.

    Tea Cakes

    1 cup butter, softened
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups ground almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts
    powdered sugar with a tiny pinch of salt (1/4 teaspoon salt per ¾ cup sugar) for dusting

    Preheat oven to 325° F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add the flour, salt, and ground nuts; stir together until well combined. Chill dough for 1 hour. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets in rounded teaspoons. (Alternatively, you can roll the dough into balls, but return the dough to chill again if you do this. The dough must be chilled when you put it in the oven or it will spread too much.) Bake for 25 minutes or until bottoms are barely beginning to brown and tops look dry. Allow to cool for 10 minutes; roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely on a wire rack, and roll them in powdered sugar once more.

    See our Mothers Day party pages for more ideas. We hope you enjoy your Mother’s Day!

    Decorate for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Party


    personalized-topiary-standeeLine your walkway with fresh potted bedding flowers to celebrate the return of spring and give your mother’s a nice trail to browse on their way to this event.

    Create a lovely welcoming scene with our Spring Flowers Arch & Columns at your entrance.

    Always include a lot of spring bulbs in your decorating, particularly on a buffet table – bright yellow daffodils and pink tulips are some favorites!

    Compliment the real flowers by adding some of our Springtime Fun Tulips, Two-Sided Flower Cutouts and our Spring Flower Standees on your stage or head table.

    Gossamer  is an extremely light, non-woven “fabric” that is used to create wonderful ceilings and walls, to create gorgeous bows, and to wrap with. Gossamer drapes and swags beautifully, and is a decorating must-have for creating a number of different stunning looks. We carry gossamer in a wide array of colors, patterns, and metallics, and in widths and lengths to suit any party decorating need!

    Hang a few Spring Flower Hanging Decorations from your ceilings and across your doorways.

    Add some Spring Flower Standees for a vibrant focal point.

    Never underestimate the power of decorating with balloons, as they can transform any room into a cozy and festive space in minutes at a very low cost. We offer a wide variety of high quality latex and Mylar balloons in all shapes, sizes, patterns, and colors.

    Table Decorations and Napkins:

    Cover your tables with pink, yellow, or blue tablecovers. Consider using an alternative to your fine china this holiday and make it easy on yourself with our Tableware. Since the plates are only 7″, create the “charger plate” look by layering them on solid pink or blue plasticware!

    For a different look, use Spring Flower Cut-Outs as placemats.

    Gather fresh spring  flowers and some trailing ivy for your centerpieces.  Add some shine and sparkle by scattering our Gemstones across your table.

    Offer Personalized Napkins that complement your theme. We offer a large selection of dinner, luncheon and beverage napkins in an impressive palette of 20 colors. We also offer a wide range of ink colors, as well as a metallic foil, holographic foil, prismatic foil or a traditional ink imprint.

    Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place them in glasses for a tall dramatic look. The napkins can also be tied (and bundled with plastic cutlery) with a multitude of items to match your theme. Try curling ribbon, gossamer streamers, ric-rac or ribbon. You can imprint your napkins with a special design from our selection or, for an additional charge, you can send us your own special design

    Fantastic Favors for Mother’s Day Gifting


    Imprinted FramesFun Favors:

    Give guests frames imprinted with special party details. Try one of our inexpensive imprinted acrylic frames, or one of our other specially imprinted frames. Either use a Polaroid camera to send a picture home with your guests, or mail souvenir photos at a later date.

    Check out our selection of custom imprinted glassware. Guests can drink water, juice, etc. from the special glass, then take the glass home and fondly recall the party every time they see the glass.  They will add a lovely decorative touch to your tables…tie a small piece of ribbon to
    each stem for an elegant look.

    Napkins:

    Order pink or lavender napkins and have them imprinted with your party slogan and the design of your choice. Select a metallic or foil imprint. The napkins will serve several purposes…great decorating in disguise and a treasured memento for the birthday girl’s scrapbook. Try one of the following ideas to liven up your table:
    -The napkins can be laid out on a serving table, or can be displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center of each place setting at an angle.
    -Tie napkins with curling ribbon or gossamer streamers, and place in the center of each plate at an angle.  The cutlery can also be added before the napkin is tied with ribbon. Tie the napkin bundle with a Pearl Beads, or slip the napkin into a photo napkin ring for a more elegant look.

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