When I had my little surprise baby, Millie, two years ago I felt so excited about round two of motherhood! I was thrilled to have friends who were having babies at the same time and I wanted to set aside a time during the busy holiday season to celebrate our friendships and the bonds we have over our experiences as mothers. I invited a small around of mother's who all had babies in 2013 over for a Christmas Coffee. We are all going through similar things and it is a great time to share, laugh, and learn from one another.
I love setting the table and had a great time bottle brush trees collected over the years. This year I added a few new trees from World Market, always one of my favorite stops before a party! The best part is that they stay nice all season long!
I added a few flowers to the mix. For the largest arrangement, I used a plain and simple glass vase that I wrapped in velvet ribbon and hot glued ornaments to. Even though the table didn't need any flowers with the bottle brush trees, I couldn't resist using these dahlias that were still available thanks to our unseasonably warm winter.
I also added a small collection of colorful mercury glass votive holders with vibrant roses in shades of pinks, reds and yellows.
We served simple treats that were perfect for picking up and having a quick nibble including these Preserved Lemons with Whipped Goat Cheese and Marcona Almonds.
I love serving a little something sweet in the morning like this Spiced Orange Cake with Sunkist® Glazed Oranges & Greek Yogurt Whip on a cake pedestal.
I loved serving the coffee in these darling snowman mugs. Could they be any cuter? I didn't need any more holiday mugs but I couldn't resist these! I served a bit of ice cream to my children in them the other night too! They are a great size and I can't wait to try some other treats this in them this holiday season.
Hosting a coffee get-together is a great format for busy moms. The kids are at school and they have time to unwind for a few minutes. To make it special, I like to add little touches like these peppermint stir sticks. They are such a delicious Christmas indulgence for your coffee!
These White Chocolate Peppermint Stirs are a great touch for those who want hot-chocolate too!
What kind of annual get together do you like to host? What do you serve? I'd love to hear!
Merry Merry Motherhood to all of you wonderful mommies who join me here on the blog! I hope you enjoy these fabulous recipes from Sunkist!
I can't wait to share details of the family friendly party favor I gave out in Wednesday's Post. Please check back in!
This post was created in partnership with Sunkist Growers and products were provided by World Market, Both are brands that I love!