A special opportunity for 4th grade girls and their mothers/mother figures to spend time together learning about all of the changes of adolescence. This fun and informative program is designed to help girls understand this new stage of growth and manage it confidently as well as to be supportive of each other through these changes. Decorations, refreshments and special surprises create a warm, relaxing environment for this event.

What’s New?

  • The 2017 Mother Daughter Tea was a huge success! We had close to 200 people attend the event. It was Pat Garrity’s 26th year as our guest speaker.  She did a wonderful job of speaking to the girls, while sharing fun and interesting stories.
  • Thank you to all of our VOLUNTEERS for their time and interest in this event:  Ana Gitzinger,
    Beth Palid, Carolyn Husnick, Holly Marder, Jenifer Anhar, Katie Agam, Kerrie McAuliffe, Laura Josephson-Bernat, Lauren Ayvazian, Leslie Minor-Wanna, Mary Hughes, Maureen Collier, Melissa Rizzo, Michael DiCarlo, Nikki Kuska, Sharon Strelitz, Terri McRae,Tricia Bedell, Wendy Elman, Wes Polen
  • Thank you to our generous SPONSORS that helped make this event possible. Please visit these local businesses to show your support!  Our 2017 sponsors were: Allstate, Artist at Heart, Bagels by the Book, Barre Code, Blu Fish, Brunswick Zone, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-fil-A, Children’s Dentistry – Dr. Paul Herer, Chili’s, Claim Company, Cold Stone Creamery, Color Me Mine, Corner Bakery, CPAC TaeKwon Do, Culver’s, Dave & Busters, Dunkin’ Donuts, Encore Dance, Glacier Ice Arena, Gym Spot, Hawthorn School District 73, Hot Ground Gym, Jason’s Deli, Jewel-Osco Libertyville, Jimmy John’s, Just For Fun Roller RinkKid to Kid, Lauretta’s Italian Bake Shop & Café , Lovin‘ Oven Cakery, Mac n’ Cheez, Maciano’s Pizza & Pastaria, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mario Tricoci, Matilda Jane-Lauren Keslin, Menchie’s, Noodles & Company, Nutphree’s Bakery, Oh, Olive, On the Border, Original Bagel & Bialy, Orinoco Fitness, Petal Peddlers, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Roti Modern Mediterranean, Sam Martirano Salon & Spa, Sam’s Club, Sephora, Starbucks, Subway 1400 Butterfield Rd., Target, Tom & Eddie’s, Trader Joe’s, Two Lice Moms, Uncle Julio’s, U.S. Acrylic, Vernon Hills Park District, Vogue Nails, Walgreens, Wildberry Pancakes and Café, ZOUP!District 73, Jason’s Deli, Jewel-Osco Libertyville, Jill Pieper – 31 Bags, Just For Fun Roller Rink, KI Martial Arts, Kid to Kid
  • Check back soon to view pictures of the event!

Committee Information


If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact the Mother-Daughter Tea committee at pto.motherdaughtertea@hawthorn73.org.