There are few social gatherings more feminine than the formal tea. From the time girls can toddle, they learn to pour tea from toy kettles into tiny teacups. They invite their friends, their parents and a host of stuffed animals to enjoy tea parties again and again.
What better way then to celebrate that most feminine of holidays, Mother’s Day?
This year, two organizations in Kirkland are hosting Mother’s Day tea parties. Iif you are looking for a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day (or to help the mother in your life celebrate), reserve seats at one of these two events.
The is planning its first-ever “Mad Hatter’s Tea” for Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The stylish yet whimsical event will feature a visit from Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Guests will enjoy appetizers, tea sandwiches – including kid-friendly choices, desserts and an assortment of teas. Kids will be able to decorate their own cupcakes and get their faces painted while moms enjoy treats from the Woodmark’s famed mimosa bar.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for kids, however, the Woodmark is offering a $5 discount on all tickets for patch.com readers when you enter the promotional code “patch” when registering online at http://madhatterteawoodmark.eventbrite.com. Note: organizers encourage you to register your whole party at the same time in order to ensure that you are all seated together.
The City of Kirkland will also be hosting its first “L’il Crumpets Mother’s Day Tea” Saturday, May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the . The event, geared toward children aged three to eight, accompanied by a mother figure, will include locally made baked goods and the chance to learn from tea connoisseur Miss Mavis about the proper way to drink your tea.
Guests will also get to make and decorate their own springtime bonnets and hear stories from actor Sharlet Bonnell. Tickets for children are $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents, and $10 and $15 respectively for additional siblings. Adults are free. Register online at www.kirklandparks.net.
Space is limited for both events, so if you are interested, register soon.
Whether you take advantage of one (or both!) of these two new Kirkland traditions in the making, or you sip tea from the privacy of your own home, enjoy indulging the lady in you this Mother’s Day. You deserve it!