A tea party for moms in preschool

My students spent the past few weeks preparing for our Mother’s Day Tea Party. It always takes a little planning ahead of time to get everything to fall in place but here is a final view of our special day.

I try to include the children on all parts of preparing for the day beginning with preparing the lemonade…

And cutting up our fruit…

Once the food is all prepared, we clean up and it is time to set the tables. First comes the table cloths…

Then the table settings…

And then the flowers…

Once the moms arrive, the children start our celebration by singing a few favorite simple songs…

Then the children give their mom’s the gifts they made…

The pictures and cards the children made are shared with moms too…

The moms (or grandmas, aunts, and others) and children spend the rest of the time eating, talking, and just enjoying this special time together…

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By |2018-11-02T10:59:12+00:00May 12th, 2017|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Emry Quinn May 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I love that the children helped with everything, hopefully we can do that if we condense our party to just our classroom.. As in the past several rooms combine and there are just too many people to do it.. I am going to suggest we do it on a individual scale and each class do their own event… Thanks! It was lovely…Emry

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Yes, it would be much more challenging to do this on a larger scale like that. We have done it school wide in the past with each class being assigned their own set of tables to set up and decorate so it is possible 🙂

  2. Barbara May 13, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Your children’s shirts match our daycare logo. I would love to have a batch for field trips. Might I know where you got them?

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 13, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Hi Barbara,
      We made them. We cut out the duck shapes from felt and ironed them on the t-shirts using no-sew iron on material.

  3. Pat N. May 14, 2017 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Very cute post!! We had our party on Friday and our tables looked very similar to yours, pink tablecloths & all. Except, we have many more children than you, 17. We didn’t have enuf chairs for moms and kids, so we hoped kids would sit on moms laps; they did for 10 minutes, then, after eating grapes & mini-muffins, they ran “free” in our classroom!! Needless to say, we were happy for the end of the 30-minute party! ????

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 14, 2017 at 11:19 pm - Reply

      Ha! Lots of fun but glad it doesn’t run for too long:)

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