3 Easy Tips For Hosting A Tea Party For Mother’s Day

In celebration of Mother’s Day, host a tea party for Mom with family and friends. This brunch is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the special women in your life. We’ve gathered a few ideas to help you plan the perfect tea party.

tea time

Invitations and Decorations

Invite guests with cozy invitations displaying details of the event. These customizable invitations from Minted are perfect for a casual or formal theme. If you’re interested in designing your own invitations, this phrasing inspiration from A Cozy Kitchen & The Cherry Blossom Girl is simple, yet, festive. Offer details on a color theme; casual, formal, or costume attire; indoor or outdoor seating; and menu details. Before sealing the envelope, include a bag of gourmet tea as a party favor.

After invitations are mailed, it’s time to start decorating. First, select a color scheme, and then design the place settings. No need to worry if you have enough matching China—mixing and matching cups and saucers with ornate flowers and designs add beautiful pops of color to each individual place setting.

Antique floral tea set macro shot

Decorate the table with colorful runners and placemats that match each seat’s China. Piling tea sandwiches and pastries on cake stands makes for a lovely centerpiece. If the occasion is a formal gathering, design watercolor name tags for each guest and offer a small party favor. These floral and plant-based party favors are great ideas to celebrate Spring.

cup of tea and roses

The Tea

It’s important to offer a variety of teas and flavor options. When guests arrive, provide a simple tea to begin, such as Earl Grey. Additionally, on the invitation, it might be nice to ask guests to bring a box of their favorite tea blends to share with the group. Have fun creating new tea pairings, as well. Use basic teas, such as black, green, or white, and infuse each with rose petals, lemongrass, or hibiscus.

Cup of tasty green tea on table

Prepare The Menu

Fill cake tiers with a variety of finger sandwiches, pastries, and scones. A classic tea sandwich pairing is Cucumber and Cream Cheese, while you can also opt for Egg, Chicken, or Tuna Salad sandwiches. Remove crusts and cut sandwiches into small triangles. Earl Grey Tea Cookies are also perfect additions to any Mother’s Day Tea Party Menu, as well as these scrumptious Teacup Cakes, which are served in vintage tea cups.

Afternoon tea

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