HARKER HEIGHTS — Sabine and Isabella Cunningham, wearing their homemade pink straw hats with flowers stuck in them, sat at a table in the courtyard of the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library enjoying cookies and lemonade during the library’s Mother’s Day Garden Party on Saturday.
Elma Rodriguez, Sabine and Isabella’s mother, said they often visit the library and thought the tea party sounded like fun.
“The girls like tea parties. When they have play dates, that’s what they do, and for Isabella’s birthday, we had a tea party theme,” she said. “We wanted to come so they could have a good time. It’s something they can do to just have fun, and it’s really nice.”
The event featured various stations for children, including miniature golf, croquet, a Mother’s Day card-making station and a station to make pinwheels out of recycled magazine pages.
“An event like this is just fun,” said Amanda Hairiston, Heights children’s librarian. “It’s something that we can bring to the community that they don’t always get somewhere else. You don’t see many garden parties, and we thought this would be a lot of fun.”
Hairiston said about 60 people attended the event.
“It’s brought out people who are really enthusiastic about it,” she said. “We’ve had a great time with planning it and then watching everyone have fun.”
Elenore, 4, and Katryn, 2, played miniature golf during the garden party while their mother, Carolena Graves, watched.
“We always come to the library. We love the library, so we try to come to all of the events,” Graves said. “They have a lot of really fun things, and we appreciate that. My husband is deployed, and I thought this would be something fun for us to do.”