Valentine's Day Tea Party!

This year I decided that I wanted to throw my two girls a little Valentine's Day tea party and it worked out perfectly because their dad had drill this weekend so we decided to make it girls only!

Ever since having kids I always had this vision in my head on how I could make little things extra special for them.  It's just something I love to do and I hope they grow up knowing how loved they are!

I gathered up several of their stuffed animals and together we enjoyed sparkling juice and of course cake!  Ezrah made sure that we weren't actually going to drink tea.  She said to me:  "We aren't going to drink real tea because I don't like tea, it tastes like coffee to me."  Haha!  I'm not sure where she got the coffee reference but we did make sure to drink our tea (juice) with a proper tea pot and tea cups!

Of course I had to make a cake because it's one of my favorite things to do and this time I played around with flavored butter cream!  On the inside I used peanut butter and on the outside I used Nutella.  I cannot tell you how delicious both of these recipes are.  They worked really well together too.  Recipes:  here & here!

After our tea party we decorated cookies and this was so fun!  I especially love watching Ezrah's creativity, she truly loves to create.  A girl after my own heart!  Hadessah spent most of her time just eating sprinkles, which really shows the stage of life she is currently in haha!  But here is the thing that I loved the most about our time together today:

I will admit that as a stay-at-home mom I can get a little caught up in keeping things neat and tidy all of the time and it's hard for me to slow down and just let things be.  It's just nice to make things a little special and a little more intentional sometimes.  Eat all of the sugar and make all of the messes, we are just going to enjoy our time together.  Times like these remind me that I have two growing girls and it's ok just be slow and be present.

It's my hope that our girls, when they are all grown, they will look back and remember a childhood full of sweet memories and intentionality.

As busy moms, it's hard, I know it's hard but it's so important and I hope that I can inspire you just a little to sit down with your own growing babies and do something special together with no worries about messes or to-do lists.  For now, it can wait.

1 comment

  1. So stinking cute! I have a house full of boys and love it, but sometimes a tea party or fun girly date sounds like so much fun! Love the inspiration, and your blog is absolutely beautiful btw.