Monday, May 17, 2010

Lilly Tea at the Fairmont


The minnies and I attended the 7th Annual Mother Daughter Tea and Fashion Show hosted by the Pink Palm. The lovely event was held at the Fairmont hotel in Washington, DC. The proceeds from the event benefit the Make a Wish foundation. It was interesting to hear about different wishes that had been recently granted. One young girl wished to be a model, but unfortunately she was not able to attend the fashion show to participate as a model. Another girl wished to be a fashion designer and spent a day at the Lilly Pink Palace designing her own dress.





Before the fashion show, we enjoyed delicious tea sandwiches, scones, and other treats. The tables had gorgeous Lilly Pulitzer tablecloths and the room looked spectacular. There were plenty of Mimosas and pink drinks. The minnies enjoyed their Shirley Temples!





Local tv celebrities and businesswomen modeled fashions from the Pink Palm with their daughters. The mommy and me combinations were so much fun. The models were all so excited and you could tell that the children really enjoyed the event.

There were also some fantastic silent auction items including a Lilly print, hotel stays at Fairmont hotels around the U.S., and Lilly items like a Murfee scarf and tote bags. Charity and I loved the Boston hotel package and happily bid on many items.



The guests all received goodie bags at the end of the event.



A huge thanks to Leesa for sharing her spectacular pictures with me! Apart from being a super sweet woman, she's also incredibly talented at design and photography. Isn't she a fantastic photographer??

A special certificate was in the goodie bag and I can't wait to go shopping at Pink Palm! Of course, the minnies already asked if we can get a cupcake from Fancy Cakes by Leslie after our shopping trip, too.

I'm already looking forward to next year's tea!

xoxo

17 comments:

  1. Super, super cute!!!!!!!!!

    Can you put me on the invitation list for next year?? I will take Older Preppy daughter.

    Glad you had so much fun with your sweet girlies!! We have to get the girlies together to play!!

    XOXO

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  2. What a wonderful event! Seeing your pictures brought back some great memories...That's the same room my best friend (who married my husband's best friend) had her wedding reception in. I wrote about it on my blog recently, and the picture of all of us together was taken right in front of the raised floor you all are standing on. What a gorgeous room!

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  3. What fun! I sure wish they had those kinds of events here. I'd love to take my two little ones. Oh, and shopping for matching outfits before the event would be pretty fun too. :)

    Love all of the photos here. Such a great idea, for such a great cause.

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  4. Oh how adorable is that whole day? Everything about it!

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  5. Now this is how you put on a tea!
    I went to a tea yesterday and it wasn't nearly as nice as this!
    Your photos are gorgeous!

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  6. Looks like it was a beautiful event. Thanks for sharing your photos. And what a fun goodie bag.

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  7. Looks like a wonderful event! Love the picture of you and your minnies...so adorable! What a great goodie bag! I love the Pink Palm...lol I have so many of those pink bags at home!

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  8. Wow. This looks so fun. And as usual, you and the Minnies look great. I love afternoon teas so much!

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  9. I am a huge fan of Make-A-Wish! What a wonderful idea and cause. You girls looked adorable!

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  10. That looks like so much fun! It's so sweet that a little girl got to design her own Lilly dress - what a great idea!

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  11. What a lovely day, and you all look so lovely in your matching Lilly dresses! That tablescape is divine...

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  12. That looked like a wonderful day for you and your daughters... Mother/Daughter events are the best!

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  13. Looks like that was so much fun! I love y'alls matching Lilly dresses!

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  14. Oh, I just love it and all for a wonderful cause! You all look adorable!

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  15. WOW. So beautiful!! I love the picture of you and the minnies! Just precious! Hope you're having a great week!!! XOXO

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  16. Bethany, you and your beautiful minnies look exquisite in your Lilly! What a fun event, I would have LOVED to have been there! :) xoxox

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