April 12, 2017

A Little Lenten Tea

Tuesday afternoon the kids and I took some time to sit down, pray the Rosary, and enjoy some treats together. I treasure these moments with my children. Time passes so quickly, and it is in these moments it seems to slow down, if only for a bit.

I set the table with the "good" dishes.
Don't save them for special days.
Every day is special. : )

I brought the Lenten centerpiece out onto the kitchen table for the remainder of Lent...

And then I set out the Rosaries.

We made little pretzel snacks...

And Place and Bake cookies.

It is delicious.

After we prayed, we visited and enjoyed our snacks.

And each other.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I must admit that I was the only one actually drinking tea at this little tea party. 
The remainder of the guests enjoyed Tropical Punch Kool-Aid. : )


  1. Congrats to you for doing something so special! Kool-aid or no Kool-aid it was the perfect party. I think you should call it Party & Prayers! Hope you have a blessed week & Easter- xo Diana

  2. What a sweet afternoon. I love this idea.
    Hope you are having a good week!

  3. I love this idea and thanks for sharing! I'll be doing this on Friday! I love Flynn's rosary and oh Peyton!!!! That raspberry coffee cake looks amazing! Billie Jo, you are so good at teaching your children faith and family and how to slow down. (love your tablecloth too)

  4. Sweet times. How do you make the pretzel things?

  5. What a beautiful Lenten Tea, Billie Jo!

  6. Billie Jo, you are such a smart Mama. I love that you had an afternoon tea with prayers. What precious moments you share. I agree about the good dishes! If we don't think our family deserves to use them, why have them. ♥

  7. What a delightful afternoon. Making memories are such an important part of every day living. I loved that you pulled out your special plates...
    And those treats look yummy!

    I hope you have a Blessed Easter!

    Hugs, Amy

  8. Thank you....always bringing a smile to my face. Have a beautiful weekend.

  9. Everything looks so beautiful. I love the centerpiece. So perfect. Happy Thursday!

  10. What a lovely time spent with your children. Your table decorations are wonderful and I must have the recipe for that raspberry coffee cake, it really looks delicious!!

  11. Yes! You must!
    It is delicious.
    Just click under the picture where it says "raspberry coffee cake" and it will take you to the recipe.

  12. I adore the way you love and treat your Kiddos! Beautiful traditions with memories to last forever. But I especially love the way you all praise our Lord. I'll be fasting and off all blogging and social media tomorrow for Good Friday. Maybe catch ya on the weekend and if not - Happy Easter blessings to you All! xoxo


Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo