Valentine’s Day Tea Party


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pink button and little green cake on top of table

I didn’t have a Valentine this Valentines Day.

I was lucky enough to have TWO of them!

A pair of adorable, pint sized, sassy Valentines.

When I found out that Mike was going to be away in the City of Brotherly Love on Valentine’s Day – true story, he went to Philadelphia –  and thus I could get up to no good I was alone on Valentine’s Day, my mind starting concocting evil plans.

Because as a mother of two, you are never truly alone.

So what to do with the kids?

We had a tea party!

Ok, granted, most kids don’t get treats from a gourmet bakery but their mother can justify anything when it comes to sweet treats. I picked up the treats from Duchess Bakery Valentine’s morning then made up their gift bags while they were at school.

white mugs, some treats from Duchess Bakery and gift bag on tea table

I went shopping at Micheal’s Valentines morning. I perpetually leave things to the last minute, because I am usually unprepared for most things.

But I also like deals, and deals happen at Micheals close to or when the holiday ends.

These buttons? $.60.

So. Adorable. Ten cents apiece.

six pieces cute buttons

These mugs I couldn’t resist after Christmas, they were 33 cents apiece. The sayings are beautiful and I love the Victorian motif.

three pieces white mugs with Victorian motif

So after we put on our buttons, which was a requisite for sitting at the tea table, the kids proceeded to decorate their mugs.

You guessed it, 60 cents apiece.

a box containing stuffs for decorating mugs

Crazy windup toy? Yes. 60 cents.

a crazy windup toy

And it was one of the lovliest, if not THE loveliest Valentine’s Days I have had.  My kids that I love, crafts, spoiling ourselves with sweet treats and peppermint tea, then ordering Chinese take-out.

All we needed was Mike, but we called him at bedtime and snuggled together while he told the kids a bedtime story via speakerphone.

I think we might have started a fun new family tradition, but next year let’s hope it’s with Dad as well!

(yes, my son was incredibly excited about that cake, just like his mother)

two kids enjoying the tea party inside the house while doing crafts on their mugs

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. A Canadian Foodie says

    What a lovely story and what a lovely day. Kids are lucky to have fun loving momsey like you!

  2. Mindy says

    You are nauseatingly precious.

    And I love, love, LOVE those mugs. Which Michael’s did you find them at?? I need to go right NOW!

  3. Mary-Anne says

    You are the best Mother ever. Just the time and thought you put into giving your children great times and great memories. <3

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