In between each course of our tea party, while the servers prepared for the next course, we played party games! I loved all the suggestions that were shared, but since I ran short on time and since we included some new outdoor activities (Bocce Ball, Maypole, and Graces) this year I opted for a couple favorites from last year’s tea party: the Cupcake Jigsaw Puzzle Race and Little Flowers Bingo.
.: Cupcake Puzzle Race :.
This year for the Cupcake Puzzle Race, instead of using two 100 piece puzzles and having the girls race the mothers, we used six smaller 60-piece Cupcake puzzles
and each family worked together on a puzzle (we did have two girls attending without their mother, so they each joined the groups that only had 2 to even out the teams).
As each group finished I awarded saint medals and crosses to each person!
.: Little Flowers Bingo :.
Our other favorite is Little Flowers Bingo: Flowers & Gems
! I had brought a basket filled with 13 prizes (one for each girl) and we played until everyone had gotten to choose a prize. We played various ways – regular Bingo, 4 Corners, etc. Next time I’ll have to add a variation that is just the gemstones, or something like that. Anyways, if a girl had more than one Bingo I did have a bag of chocolates for additional prizes.
Well this post includes the last of all the games and activities we had during this year’s Mother-Daughter Tea Party! I have a busy day ahead, since we are (finally!) signing papers this evening on our home refinance… Still I will try and pop back in soon to share the last of the pictures from the tea, including all the lovely decorations and delicious food. I hope you all have a blessed day!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.