Celebrate mom with an afternoon tea for Mother’s Day. A fun and simple way to show your love and appreciation!
This post is sponsored by Bombay Canada. As always, the photos and words are my own. I only partner with brands and products I personally use.
Hello friends. I hope you’re enjoying May so far. Spring seems to finally be upon us, and I’ve been busy working on projects for the upcoming Outdoor Extravaganza. Look for that series to start later this week with some big changes!
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d put together some fun and pretty ideas for hosting an afternoon tea. I think you’d be hard pressed to find a mom who couldn’t use a little pampering and indulging. Am I right?
Plus, tea parties are quite easy. Being a busy mom, I definitely look for short cuts and uncomplicated, if you know what I mean…
Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day
I set this Mother’s Day table indoors, but outside would be lovely as well. Here’s hoping it’s a gorgeous and sunny day. I’m a warm weather kind of gal.
If not, the bright and cheery inspiration I’m sharing with you today will surely brighten your mood. I know, more colour than you’re used to seeing from me, but I was craving it after a slow start to spring. What about you?
My jumping off point for the tea party table setting was the blue and white floral tea cup and saucer set from Bombay. I love its vintage vibe. So pretty and charming.
Of course, I couldn’t stop there. I had to add the matching set, including the dessert plates, sugar & creamer, tea pot and adorable tiered server. Perfect gift ideas for mom too.
The gold-trimmed flatware was the icing on the cake. Of course, nothing’s too fancy-schmancy for afternoon tea.
I kept the flowers simple by arranging grocery store tulips along with dahlias I snipped from outside (yay for gardening season!). A great way to save.
Of course, I jump at any chance I can to pull out my milk glass vases. Use whatever you have on hand, even glasses or jars.
My husband and son were eyeing up this blueberry and lemon angel food cake. Do you need to put “Don’t Touch!” sticky notes on food sometimes too?
Looks quite impressive, but it was super easy to make. Similar to my caramel pecan bundt cake recipe.
Be sure to come back later this week for the recipe (update- get that recipe HERE). Perfect for afternoon tea or Mother’s Day dessert. Fresh blueberries are so delicious!
I picked up the scones and pastries at a local bakery. Usually I bake from scratch, but for gatherings I cheat a little sometimes. Mother’s Day doesn’t need to be complicated.
You can find the recipe for my honey and rosemary blackberry jam here. I served it in my grandmother’s tea cup for a bit of nostalgia.
As you probably know, I enjoy mixing a bit of old and new when creating a tablescape. Makes it more interesting. Thrift shops are a great source for vintage.
I also made some refreshing lemonade using sparkling water, freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup.
And, of course, afternoon tea calls for delicious tea! Do you prefer green, black, white, something else?
Love that pretty tea pot with delicate flowers. Perfect for spring!
Tea is the perfect complement to any sweet treat.
Here’s to celebrating Mother’s Day with a lovely afternoon tea! I hope you enjoy this short video I put together for you :)
More Ideas for Mother’s Day
- Lavender London Fog Latte for Mom
- Grow a Tomato Sauce Garden Gift Basket
- DIY Gardening Apron
- Homemade Pink Grapefruit Salt Soak
Wishing you a lovely Mother’s Day!