FARMINGTON — Mothers and daughters on Saturday donned summertime dresses and gathered at the Sycamore Park Community Center for a special Mother's Day event.

About 85 people attended the sold-out Mother-Daughter Tea Party, which included games, crafts, pictures and, naturally, food and tea.

Aubree Shepherd and her daughter, Sareya Mayhan, 8, have attended the tea party for the last two years.

"It's just a really fun event," Shepherd said. "We can dress up and be princesses for a day."

Shepherd wore a blue dress with white stripes and a white hat while Sareya was clad in a white, lacy dress.

Sareya selected where the duo would sit based on the delicately shaped and painted teacups.

Shaulyn Cowboy helps her daughter Meeya Cowboy, 2, with the chocolate fountain on Saturday during the annual Mother-Daughter Tea Party at the Sycamore
Shaulyn Cowboy helps her daughter Meeya Cowboy, 2, with the chocolate fountain on Saturday during the annual Mother-Daughter Tea Party at the Sycamore Community Center in Farmington. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times)

"Tea parties are always fun for kids to do," Shepherd said, adding that the mother and daughter sometimes have tea parties at home.

Dressing up was one of the highlights of the event for many families.

Marylyn Turner, of La Plata, accompanied her daughter, Kimberly Dearing, and 3-year-old granddaughter, Adalyn Dearing, of Farmington, to the tea party.

"Adalyn invited me about two months ago," Turner said. "She called and asked grandma to come to the tea party with her."

Turner said Adalyn was excited about dressing up, and the three generations picked out hats together. Adalyn chose her pink hat because it was her favorite color, and Turner made bloomers to match Adalyn's outfit.

Adalyn had a "dress rehearsal" on Wednesday for the event, Turner said. She put on her skirt, bloomers, a pink shirt and pearls and, of course, her pink hat, and practiced for the tea party.

Adalyn wasn't the only one to invite her grandmother to the event.

Paisley Chrisco, 2, attended the tea party with her mother, Emily Chrisco, and grandmother, Britney Peterson.

Peterson traveled to Farmington from Grand Junction, Colo., to attend after Emily Chrisco saw an advertisement for the event on Facebook.

"I knew that Paisley would enjoy it," Emily Chrisco said.

The mother explained that Paisley has a twin brother.

"I figured she needed some girl time," she said.

Hannah Grover covers news, arts and religion for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 and hgrover@daily-times.com. Follow her @hmgrover on Twitter.