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Monday, May 2, 2016

A Mother's Day Tea

Mother's Day is right up there with birthdays and Christmas on the 'awesome holidays meter', but is also a bit of an oxymoron for me. It's a day intended for celebrating Moms, and all they mean to us...however, my one request each Mother's Day is to spend the entire day not being mom. You know...someone else does the cooking, picking up, bossing kids around, and making sure everyone gets fed, bathed, and put to bed in a semi-timely manner. Oh, and feed me Mexican food. #duh

My guess is many of you have the same request...why else would every brunch spot in town be packed on Mother's Day?! Daddy's in charge, and doesn't want to cook! ;)

My mom and I have always had an extremely close mother/daughter relationship, and a true friendship. The early years weren't always easy, and even though we leaned on each other, I always knew she was the mom, and I was loved. She made countless sacrifices for me, and worked hard to provide stability in a sometimes unstable life.

The longer I'm a mom, the more I respect and appreciate all she did for me. She taught me kindness for others, joy for life, and a positive outlook towards everyone and everything. And also a love of color!

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea


Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea
On Little Miss: Striped Dress | Sandals

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

A few years ago, we started celebrating Mother's Day a little early with a fun lunch or fancy tea, and it's become a favorite tradition. Last weekend we gave our pinkie fingers a workout at The Chocolate Angel's High Tea.

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Those little finger sandwiches and sweet scones make me giddy. We always balk at the volume of food, then act surprised when we polish it off! #oink

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

My mom loves to shop, so I surprised her with a Nordstrom gift card...her favorite retailer! #duh (Their e-gift cards have saved me on more than one occasion!! You can choose one of their designs, or upload your own, then select the date you want it delivered to the recipient's inbox!!! #procrastinatorslifesaver)

You may recognize parts of her outfit, since she faithfully reads my blog every morning! #thanksmom

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Little Miss is more on the tomboy side, but she loves having her Noonie and me all to herself, especially for a girly-day! She says, 'I feel bad not inviting the boys, but it's more fun with just us girls!' #gulp

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Mom found her top from one of my Dressing Room Diaries posts, and loved it so much she bought it in three patterns! I have it in polka dots, too! Could she be any cuter?!?!

Fit Tip: The mock-neck top runs true to size...I wear a regular XS and my mom is in a large (she's busty, something she didn't pass on to me). Normally she'd order a petite, but liked the longer length of a regular. (It's available in plus-size, too.)

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

I love a good romper, but have a hard time finding one that fits me well (it's a long torso/big bottom thing for me). Also, some of them come across as juvenile, and even though I'm on the petite side, I still prefer to look like grown woman! #rawr This one has a kimono feel on top, with the split sleeves and keyhole-back, but a tailored fit on bottom with pockets and tie-waist.

Fit Tip: I sized up to a S for more length. #coveryourcheeksladies

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

I don't know where I'd be without this woman in my life! I love you, Mom!!

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Tea

What are your Mother's Day traditions? Do you take the day off from being Mom, too?!

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*This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all clothes, ideas, and amazing mom are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

25 comments:

  1. Your mama is just beautiful. Three beautiful ladies both inside and out!

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  2. What a great tradition! Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing!

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  3. What a wonderful tradition! Your Mom is so pretty! You've inspired me to try to plan a tea with my Mom And daughter!

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  4. What an awesome tradition and such beautiful ladies!!

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  5. Beautiful pictures to capture a great memory! Your mom is absolutely gorgeous! Happy Mother's Day to you both :)

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  6. Your mom is probably in tears reading this! Big #gulp! High tea looks like fun! I like me taking the day off, too. It is ironic! And I agree about the Mexican food! Every celebration calls for Mexican food. I reordered the moc neck top in hot pink. It's the perfect cut isn't it!

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  7. Sweet post! Love your mom's jacket! Any chance you can link it?

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  8. Your mom is so beautiful and stylish! This is a wonderful tradition! I like taking the day off too. Love that romper on you! Little Miss' henna looks pretty fancy too!

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  9. What a great post and I love how you all go together. Your moms jacket love! From my favirite clothing line CAbi!!

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  10. Your mom! So cute! I just snatched up that dress for my Adiah. She's gonna love it!

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  11. OMG!! You and your Mom could be sisters!! The apple has landed close to the tree:-)
    (did your daughter go to a henna party?)

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  12. You look just like your momma! Such a beautiful lady!

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  13. Love your sweet tradition!!! And I'm DYING over the romper. I was looking at the pictures on the Nordstrom site and it looks like the keyhole in the back is huge...do you think it is possible to wear a bra with this romper or will it definitely show?

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    1. I'm wearing a standard bra in the pics...I did have to pull it down just a bit, but nothing too unusual.

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  14. This is a very nice tradition. And smart of you to do it before the big weekend when every place is packed! Does your daughter have henna on your hand? Looks really cool.

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  15. That romper is precious on you and you look so much like your beautiful mom! Such sweet pictures to treasure.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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  16. Well, this was the ABSOLUTE SWEETEST. Yeah, your mama is BAWLING this morning fo' sho'!

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  17. Such a fun idea! I love afternoon tea... always have ever since I studied abroad in London. Great plan for Mother's Day!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  18. Thank you for sharing your lovely tradition Cassie. I wish I could do this but since my mom lives thousands of miles away across the seas, I could only alas, send a card. You all look so very pretty, great genes for sure run in your family!

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  19. You 3 look so cute together! I would love to take the day off from being mom, but unfortunately it doesn't happen. I'll still be doing laundry and cooking dinner, and even baking a cake because it's my son's birthday too!

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  20. You three couldn't be any cuter! I need to meet your mama!! :)

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  21. Wow, your mom has the most beautiful skin. You take after her. I love the photos of the three of you:)

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  22. I mean! Could you girls be any more adorable?!?!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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