The Desert Foundation Auxiliary hosted its 57th annual Mother Daughter Tea April 26, to celebrate the 20 debutantes who will be presented at the Desert Ball Dec. 22, at The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E. Camelback Road.
The debutantes and their mothers were honored at the tea, held at the home of Mrs. John (Carey) Musil. The annual tea is a long-standing tradition where DFA members prepare tea sandwiches and treats using recipes that have been handed down for decades. The afternoon's traditions also include a formal tea service poured by DFA past presidents.
To celebrate this special occasion, floral arrangements and decorative details with touches of DFA's signature turquoise color were created by active and associate members.
The debutantes were presented to the members of DFA and participated in the traditions. This occasion begins the celebration of the 2023 DFA debutantes and their families as they prepare for the Desert Ball.
The DFA Debutante Ball is a family tradition for the Lau family. This year, cousins Lily Hackbarth and Paysan Lau will be the third generation of DFA debutantes in their family and will be presented at this year's ball.