Madame MO’s Tea Party


Photos: Ian MacPherson.

LMNOP Productions along with Tee Pee Jr. hosted a very special Japanese tea party in Sydney over the weekend to celebrate the arrival of French brand, Madame MO to Australia. Tea party guests made their way to Centennial Park and found us under a colourful canopy of Japanese Koinobori (“koi” means “carp” and “nobori” means “flag”). These pretty flags are placed outside homes in Japan on May 5 to celebrate Children’s Day – to wish boys and girls a lifetime of happiness, prosperity, joy and good health.


Photos: Ian MacPherson.

Shortly after arriving our guests sat down to learn how to create traditional origami shapes and designs, and sampled a sweet array of Japanese treats flown in from Tokyo, especially for the occasion. And LMNOP regular contributor, Priscilla Nielsen illustrated a cherry blossom branch for each of the kids to decorate using blossom punches and picturesque travel brochures from Japan.


Photos: Ian MacPherson.

LMNOP Productions and Tee Pee Jr’s Ruth Thomas styled this exquisite event and collaborated with the following creative brands, suppliers and individuals: Photos – Ian MacPherson; Tables, chairs, linens, candy jars – all Munchkin Tables; Cherry Blossom card illustration; Priscilla Nielsen; Cookies - Cookie Couture; Oriental inspired outfits and accessories from Mill & Mia’s 2010 winter collection; Event production by Jenny Lacey.


Photos: Ian MacPherson.

We’ll show you how to create a Japanese inspired tea party just like this one in an upcoming issue of LMNOP Magazine. Stay tuned!

17 Responses to “Madame MO’s Tea Party”

  1. Christine - Kawaii for You says:

    The tea party looks absolutely gorgeous!! So wish I could have made it :(

    Christine xo

  2. EvaBabeDesigns says:

    This is my kind of party! I would love to host one just like this!

  3. priscilla says:

    Just exquisite! What a lovely day..and beautiful photos too!

  4. elke says:

    thankyou very much for having me at your party and thankyou very much for letting my friends come, and I really really really really liked all the food you made because it looked pretty and sweet. love elke

  5. sunitra martinelli says:

    Oh how divine!

  6. Jen Boxer says:

    Just gorgeous, My Daughter Maeve is VERY jealous!

  7. MsTwixt says:

    Stunning! Such wonderful ideas!

  8. Frances & Tasha says:

    To be there and experience such a magical afternoon, with delights from another culture was extremely special.
    The article brings back special memories of an idealistic location right here in Sydney Australia !!!

  9. Tanya says:

    Our senses were spoilt on the day – what a delight it was to enjoy the array of colours, designs, and of course the exquisite food and craft. Thank you, a truly inspirational day with fabulous photos as proof!


  10. lisa :: the red thread says:

    Wow, that looks so gorgeous! Looks like there was lots of fun to be had.

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