El Centro Hosts Princess Tea Party for Community Mother’s Day Event

Ashley Rutherford, 4, wears a tiara and drinks tea at the Princess Tea Party held Saturday afternoon at the Old Post Office Pavilion.

EL CENTRO — Dreams came true for young girls as they put on their tiaras and dresses and attended the 2016 City of El Centro Princess Tea Party held at the Old Post Office Pavilion Saturday afternoon.

“We’re celebrating an early Mother’s Day event for the first time,” explained Marcela Piedra, community services director for El Centro Parks and Recreation. “We’re having the grandmas, the moms, and the daughters come out and just celebrate, have a good time and just enjoy tea.”

IMG_4021Young girls dressed as a favorite princess, or just wore a crown as themselves while spending quality time with their mother, grandmothers, and loved ones. They were served tea in an elegant fashion while indulging in delicate sandwiches and desserts. During tea time, young princesses were entertained by special live performances from “Cinderella” and “Princess Elsa.”

“Basically the princess and tea theme was just an idea,” said Piedra. “We tried to theme the tea party because the younger girls enjoy dressing up.”

After tea time, the young guests were split into three groups and participated in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, face painting, and games.

“We’re actually very pleased because as soon as we put out the flyer that we were doing this, the reservations came in and we had people on the waiting list, so I think it was well received,” said Piedra. “We’re very pleased by that. We’re excited to do new activities and events here for the community.”

“We think it was very successful,” Piedra said. “We hope the participants enjoyed it as well. I think overall it’s been in a success.”