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How to Host the Perfect Mother’s Day Tea Party – The Best Ideas

Looking for creative ideas to make this Mother’s Day special? Check out these Mother’s Day Tea Party Ideas! From delicious tea blends to DIY decorations, we’ve got you covered. Treat your mom to a memorable day with these thoughtful and fun suggestions.

Show your mother how much you care this year with a memorable Mother’s Day tea party! 

Whether it’s just the two of you or a gathering with her closest friends and family, hosting an afternoon tea is a beautiful way to celebrate one of the most important people in your life. Let’s not forget how hosting your own tea party is so much fun!

Get ready to surprise your mom with some easy crowd-pleasers like scones, petite sandwiches and everyone’s favorite hot beverages; plus, a sweet treat or two and creative presentation ideas to help make this afternoon an unforgettable event.

What is Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea or high tea, is a social gathering where guests are served tea, along with a variety of sweet and savory snacks. It is often a formal or semi-formal event that takes place in the afternoon, typically between 2 pm and 5 pm. A tea party can be hosted for a special occasion, such as a bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party, or Mother’s Day celebration. The tea parties originated in England in the 1800s and has since become popular worldwide.

With this handy guide, we’ll share ideas to help you make sure she feels loved on her special day! Happy Mother’s Day!

How to Host Your Own Mother’s Day Tea Party

Tea Station

For your hot tea station, you’ll need a teapot, tea cups, saucers, sugar, milk, and a selection of different teas. Set up the tea station on a table or sideboard so that guests can help themselves.

Offer a variety of teas such as loose leaf tea and tea bags, including black tea, earl grey tea, green tea, herbal tea, and fruit tea, to accommodate different tastes and preferences.

Don’t forget to include milk, sugar cubes, lemon wedges and honey for those who prefer their tea sweet will make sure everyone gets their perfect cup! 

Food & Drink Options 

As far as food goes, keep it simple yet delicious! A traditional tea party should be filled with delicious treats that will tantalize everyone’s taste buds. Tea sandwiches and finger foods are always popular at a traditional British afternoon tea but there are lots of other options too.

Traditional finger sandwiches are small, dainty sandwiches that are made with soft, sliced bread that is crustless and filled with a variety of savory ingredients. Finger sandwiches are usually cut into small triangles or rectangles and are easy to eat with your fingers. They are often served as part of a larger spread that includes other tea party tasty treats such as scones with jams or clotted cream, mini cakes, and pastries like macarons, petit fours, and tartlets. If you want something more substantial, try mini quiches or frittatas. 

Don’t forget about drinks either – sparkling wine or champagne make great accompaniments to any afternoon tea party, as well as iced tea.

Add extra flair by serving beverages in pretty mugs or teapots and provide guests with cute little spoons to stir their drinks with! You can find tea sets, fine china and tiered serving pieces at a local flea market or thrift store.


As for decorations, think pastels and florals – pinks and whites look especially lovely in springtime which makes them perfect for Mother’s Day. Simple touches like ribbons tied around chairs or vases full of mom’s favorite flowers will give your party that extra special touch. And don’t forget about tablecloths either; lace doilies always look beautiful on top of white linen cloths!  

Activities & Fun     

Finally, no good tea party is complete without activities that will keep everyone entertained. A few ideas include playing board games like Clue or Pictionary, making floral crowns out of fresh spring flowers, doing a group craft project (like painting ceramic teacups), or even having a mild scavenger hunt around the house for hidden trinkets. No matter what activities you choose, make sure everyone has fun!  

When your guests leave, be sure to send them off with some party favors so that you can give your guests a little piece of your Mother’s Day Tea Party to take home and enjoy. Some ideas include:

  • Give your guests a selection of different teas to take home, so they can continue to enjoy the flavors they tried at your party.
  • Teacup candles make a charming and practical gift. You can purchase them pre-made or make them yourself during the Mother’s Day festivities using vintage china teacups.
  • Give your guests a pretty sachet filled with dried flowers or potpourri to place in their drawers or closets.
  • Share your favorite tea party recipes with your guests by creating recipe cards to include in their gift bags.
  • Miniature succulents in vintage teacups are a cute and low-maintenance gift that your guests can take home and display on their windowsill or desk.
  • Handmade soaps in floral scents make a lovely and practical gift that your guests will appreciate.
  • Help your guests relax and unwind by gifting them with a small jar of homemade bath salts.

See Also: Brunch Ideas | Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes | Mini Bundt Cake Recipes | Muffin Recipes | Cream Cheese Frosting | Recipes using Fresh Strawberries | Sweet & Savory Scones

Hosting the perfect Mother’s Day Tea Party doesn’t have to be complicated; it just has to be heartfelt and memorable! Keep things simple yet elegant and focus on what matters most – spending quality time with the guest of honor while showing her how much she means to you! With these tips in hand, you’re all set to create a truly special experience that Mom won’t soon forget.  

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Looking for creative ideas to make this Mother's Day special? Check out these Mother's Day Tea Party Ideas! From delicious tea blends to DIY decorations, we've got you covered. Treat your mom to a memorable day with these thoughtful and fun suggestions.

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