Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Little Flowers' Tea Party


at a previous meeting, the girls painted their flowerpots...


... and made some coffee filter flowers...

and even painted stamped flowers on their little teacups and saucers [well, espresso cups and saucers...]

Wide-brimmed straw hats at Michael's... $3!


The girls played a few games. The first was a Guess Who of sorts. Each girl was given a pink paper heart on which she secretly wrote down things she liked.... food, animals, colors, activities... whatever and she wrote her name on the heart. On a separate piece of paper the girls had to guess which girl was described as the hearts were read.



Our artistic mom [she's awesome, she's in charge of all the crafts! Former art teacher... she rocks!] has offered to make an instructional video/pictures showing the coffee filter flowers - so be on the lookout for those [Michele, consider the fire lit :)]

The Memory Game... the girls had to remember as many items on the tray as they could
within a few minutes...
...and the winners Another activity they did was to match up the saint to her virtue of the ones which were studied for this wreath/year.

The mothers served the daughters. Since this was our group's first tea, we decided they should learn by being served first.



With each saint studied, there is a virtue and a flower to go along with that particular female saint. We make a wreath with our flowers which the girls wear for the May Crowning - and for the tea we simply attach the Wreath of Virtues to the hat [or just place them on the hat :)].



Cute enough idea...


... the little girls just got lost behind the railing :)



~The Little Flowers~


Silly Flowers...

... and sillier...

Whew! We did it! And it was beautiful!

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Just Lovely...Our co-op little flower group made hats from wrapping paper and duct tape...I'll have to post some pictures!

Regina said...

great job!! and look how smart your little flowers are! :)
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Christine said...

Cool cool cool!

Love to hear about all the awesome art/crafts!

What lovely girls.

Kim @ Starry Sky Ranch said...

Very nice! And the pictures are wonderful! they look like they had a delightful time.

Katherine T. Lauer said...

Wonderful! I hope to get our daughter(s?) involved in Little Flowers some day. What little ladies.

Jessica said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! What a lovely tea party!! I just love all the matching hats, so CUTE!!! Thanks for posting pictures!

regan said...

what precious, precious pictures! wish i coulda been there! :)

Vicki said...

Shelly, I'm really impressed. The girls were all just beautiful in their little hats!!! I know you put in lots of work to make such a special day for the girls.

BTW, not sure why my blog isn't updating on your blogroll. Any ideas? I checked with typepad and they say its not them or me.

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

GORGEOUS!

Amy Caroline said...

Awww, that looks like so uch fun! You did a lovely job!

+JMJ+ said...

My first response is like Laura's GORGEOUS!

This is what girlhood should be like and you've captured something magical in your photos. :)