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a sweet, little tea

Being served by kids is a great Mother’s Day wish in many of our hearts. Here is a bit of inspiration for teaching the little ones how to celebrate (PS. pass this on to dad:).

Tea is an easy way to allow kids to help prepare a celebration for mom. Even a two year old is able to place a flower of tea into a cup of warmed water, and sprinkling sugar is certainly not a chore for them.

Use a single bunch of large blooms to decorate. Allow the kids to place them around as they see fit, pulling out vases and sweets to encourage the process. Watch with glee as they organize the cups. You may have a budding stylist on your hands! Use wrinkled linen, or the bed sheet for a relaxed time indoors and if you happen to have a tree house, trust me- it is an adorable location for an early morning tea.

Let’s be honest, when she is celebrating there is nothing that fills my heart more!

Photography by Carly Taylor. Read the whole Mother’s Day tea story as it was photographed for Styled. magazine issue one and host your own with the free download peony and pink labels.

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  1. Having tea is one of the truest, most lovely expressions of community and this post just warmed me up in side. Last summer, I used to get together with a older woman friend of mine and her three girls (8,10,14) and they would prepare a high tea for us. Then I would take out my travel journal and show them all the stories, pictures and things I had collected from my trips. They suprised me by how excited they were at looking at everything. It was just lovely. I will never forget our tea dates. Great tea cups btw

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