While our sons played with blocks and dinosaurs, we would have an elaborate brunch. We would pull out our best china and decorate our tables with fresh flowers -- we were having our own play group of sorts. Nine years later, the moms still meet for our play group (though two families have moved away and we now only meet once a month).
I also like to make a simple flower arrangement for each place setting. For this particular tea, I decided to use jars that I had recycled, and to disguise them, I tied a ribbon around the neck to hide the ridges. I then completed them with a simple arrangement of baby's breath and chrysanthemums (I bought these because our spring is not quite here yet). After tea, my friends can take their flower arrangements home with them.
I sometimes also leave my guests a little gift. Below, the little red satin bag contains home-grown lavender.
I am linking to Jane's Flowers in the House.
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