Scrapbooking Party

Throw a scrapbooking party for moms and their children. You provide paper, stickers, punches and embellishments, or ask everyone to bring some to share. Have Mom bring an empty scrapbook, and ask the kids to raid photo boxes before the party and bring their favorite finds. Serve up snack foods and punch while everyone gets to work assembling their scrapbooks. Everyone will have fun visiting and sharing ideas, and Mom will love reliving treasured memories with her children. As an added bonus, she'll live with a memento of a day she'll treasure forever. Head to Party Glitters on Long Island for largest collection of personalized napkins and ribbons.

Tea Party

Try something different this year and host a mother-daughter tea party. Enclose your favorite tea bag in the invitation for a special touch. Take a trip back to your childhood by asking everyone to dress up for the occasion -- hats and gloves preferred. Serve up a delicious selection of cookies, cakes and pies to sample with the tea. This type of affair needs no main course, but light sandwiches are perfect if you want to serve more than just sweets. Offer up a variety of teas, as well as sugar, honey, milk and cream. Transform your dining room into a tea room with lace, doilies and flowers, or take the party out to the garden. Serve your tea and baked goods on vintage cups and saucers. Everyone will enjoy being super girly for the day, and Mom will enjoy special time with her favorite girls. Check out Party Glitters in Brooklyn and Queens for largest balloon selection.

Garden Party

Decorate the center of the table using plants and herbs in pretty pots or vases. The flowers and herbs that work the best are Lily of the Valley, Rosemary, Pansies, Mint, African Violets, and Sage. The table cloth can be an old quilt that will soften the overall setting. Also, choose a variety of mix-matched glassware and table wear, which will give the overall look a stylized, yet organic, feel. If you servce muffins, scones, and tasty breads and jams, you will create an atmosphere that mom will never forget. Visit Party Glitters in Suffolk county for great selection of party balloons.