If you’ll be spending Mother’s Day with your mom this Sunday, sharing a cup of afternoon tea would be a wonderful way to enjoy the afternoon. Your menu can be as elaborate as homemade scones and petit fours, or as simple as tea and store bought sugar cookies. It’s the time together with someone you love that will be remembered and appreciated long after the tea pot has grown cold.
Consider your mom’s individual preference…would she love a relaxing hour with a bold cup of Earl Grey, light cucumber tea sandwiches, sweets, scones set on a beautiful tea table on the back porch? Or, would a cup of Chamomile and a lemon muffin, shared with her grandchildren running around the back yard be more of her taste? Any way you sip it, a Mother’s Day Tea is a lovely way to spend Mother’s Day for a few hours with someone you love. Here are my ideas to get you in the mood for a Mother’s Day Tea!
A cheerful spread is always welcome. Using items you have around the house will make your tea feel extra special. Here is an example:
This is one of my favorite tea pots:
Do you have a tea pot that never comes out of the closet because it’s cracked or you’ve lost the lid? Turn it into a floral center piece for the table.
As a Mother’s Day gift from the kids, you may consider buying some pretty gift cards, and a few more for the tea table. Even if it’s just the two of you, you can write something special inside of the card and your mom can keep it in a book or on her dressing table to remember the day.
Or, make a unique place card, garden inspired, that she can use in her own backyard.
The Tea Menu:
These cheerful scones will be on my baking “to do” list Mother’s Day morning, courtesy of sheknows.com: Strawberry Lemonade Scones.
I’m a fan of these delicious Gouda and Tomato Tea Sandwiches:
And, these cucumber and chive butter sandwiches, are refreshing and savory.
And finally, you can’t forget the tea! My mom’s favorite tea is Ginger Tea which has no tea in it at all. Here’s a tea tip, a tea without Camellia sinensis in it is called a Tisane. Ginger Tea is a soothing tea that is also good for you. I found this simple recipe at MarthaStewart.com but I also purchase Ginger Tea at my local Whole Foods.
Afternoon Tea Etiquette:
If you want to brush up on more afternoon tea etiquette tip, visit one of my past articles featuring William Hanson. He is always a wealth of information.
Happy Mother’s Day,