Mother’s Day Garden Tea with Godiva

May 6, 2017

Mother’s Day Garden Tea with Godiva

Godiva garden party

When I was asked if I wanted to partner with Godiva, my response was, “should I show you the collection of gold Godiva boxes that I’ve saved from my Grandparents and now use to store my jewelry?”

My Grandfather LOVED Godiva and simply seeing the gold box reminds me of him. He was a connoisseur of sweets, and Godiva was his favorite.

vintage tea cup with Godiva chocolate

For me, Godiva is synonymous with three things: love, celebration and deliciousness. If you are the recipient of it, you feel immediately treasured and have to wrestle with “Do I hoard this and draw out the experience?” or “Do I share it and fully commit to indulgence?” No judgment either way.

open box of Godiva chocolate

When you give Godiva as a gift, you are giving that person the permission to spoil themselves and encouraging them to take a moment to simply enjoy a glorious confection.

Whether you are a mom, have a mom or are lucky to have someone in your life who embodies the cherished qualities of a mom, chocolate is always a good idea – to give and receive.

open box of Godiva chocolate

I’m so excited to share with you the casual yet elegant garden tea that I served for my mom, and you guessed it, Godiva was the featured treat!

This was a perfect opportunity for me to use some of my vintage family silver, porcelain and china and I would encourage you to do the same! It’s so fun to actually use the stuff that has been passed down through the generations.

If you don’t have heirlooms, local thrift shops, second hand stores and yard sales are great places to score tea-cups, pots and trays. That way you can build your own collection with patterns of your choice! Mix and match or maybe you’ll find an entire set to your liking. Either way, so much fun is in the hunt.

The packaging is so beautiful, and it instantly makes the table setting feel elegant and refined without being fussy.

My mom and I had such fun selecting which chocolates we wanted to try using the little “maps”, as I call them.

She LOVES lemon flavored anything, so that was a natural choice for her. And I love that the choices weren’t all traditional chocolate!

As you can see, there was a certain four legged friend who was feeling neglected from the party. She tried, to no avail, to convince us that she should be excluded from the whole “chocolate is bad for dogs” thing.

If you’re looking for a fun, elegant and memorable gift for your mom for Mother’s Day, I certainly recommend a box of chocolate. But don’t stop there! Take an afternoon, brew a pot of tea and enjoy them with your mom – the memories will last so much longer than any candy.

xx – Kate, Wynn & Roo

*A special thank you to Godiva for providing us with the delicious candy!