Mothers and daughters gathered at the this past Saturday for the second annual Teacups of Love with Mom.
Young girls eagerly arrived for the occasion in pink dresses, bringing along their tea party etiquette. Brenda Car brought her 4-year-old daughter Kate for the first time, initially hearing about the event through her membership at the club.
“I think it’s absolutely beautiful and such a great way to teach the girls some table manners, and also allows us more time to spend with our daughters,” Car said.
While mothers enjoyed an array of Tazo teas, daughters happily drank pink lemonade and everyone helped themselves to a wonderful assortment of scones and delicate finger sandwiches. In addition to the tea time snacks, crafts and activities were also provided for the girls. Daughters rotated to the different crafting tables that featured cookie and picture frame decorating, as well as a cute Mother’s Day poem that girls could fingerpaint.
“It’s such a cute idea that’s fun for kids," said Teacups of Love junior programming director Corrie Baer.
Many of the young girls also attended Kathy Swart’s Polite as a Princess program, also held at the club. The program and tea party are intended to help teach girls table manners and character development.
Swart began Polite as a Princess back in 2008. Although the event is intended for girls ages 4-12, Swart said there is also an American Girl camp geared towards older girls.
As for the Teacups of Love, Swart brought her own daughter Allison.
“I really hope this event continues, because it can create a wonderful family tradition for mothers to go to once a year with their daughters.”