Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Tea {Theme Thursday}

The past couple of years I have been hosting a Mother's Day Tea for the mothers in my classroom. I try to keep it simple, but usually my o.c.d. tends to get the best of me. This year, I asked mothers to email pictures of them with their child to me and I put them in a video with some music. 

I made some chocolate covered strawberries, Pampered Chef's Kiwi Lime Desserts  and some strawberry lemonade. I bought some sweet tea and bottled waters and cookies for the kids. 

Here are a few examples of the work my firsties have been doing this past week. 

I'm lucky to have a Mom like you-- card

Flower Coupons- tear off a petal to redeem 

Favorite Memory of My Mother

Portraits of our Mothers 



  1. I love your recipe book and the strawberry kiwi dessert looks devine! We had our Mothers Day Tea this past Wednesday! I will be using some of these ideas next year!

  2. Can you email me a template for the ladybug card and the flower petals? Thanks!

  3. I love the flower, could you share the pattern? I couldn't read the words in the picture. Thank you!

  4. I LOVE the cookbook! Very creative! I'm sure all the moms got a good laugh. What a great keepsake!

    WILD About First Grade!

  5. I love all of these ideas. Will you email me the ladybug template and the petals for the flowers?

  6. could you send me the template for the lady bug and the petals for the flower?

  7. I'm so sorry but I actually hand drew the petals and typed the "jobs" on clear labels and copied on construction paper. It was pretty simple, but it's not something I can put online for a download version.

    Also- the ladybug template was made via computer, but last year my computer at school got a virus and we had to completely clean it out therefore losing all my files. BOO! All the lady bug is- I typed the saying at the top then inserted a large circle shape in the middle and wrote the message inside. Then printed it and drew the ladybug's head and antlers. To make the wings print out another circle the same size as the body and cut apart and clasp together with a clip. Then I had the kids use black markers to color their fingers and press on the red construction paper. Sorry I couldn't help you ladies out more, but I'm glad you like the idea. :)

  8. I love, love, love your version of the cookbook! We've run out of time to do this for Mother's Day, but I am going to make a Kindergarten Cookbook as one of our end of the year projects.

    Love your blog-

  9. I think I forgot to post my email.
    I LOVE the cookbook idea. It is darling how the students wrote the recipes on their own. Any chance you can e-mail me the template for the cookbook?
    Thank you!

  10. hi there I was hoping I could get a template of the cook book as well :)