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As the weather warms and Mother’s Day approaches, we can’t help but get excited to begin hosting afternoon teas in our garden again. WhenFashionable Hostess reached out to us and asked if we would be interested in being a part of her garden tea party, we jumped at the chance. We’re excited to share her inspired ideas with you so you too can host an unforgettable tea party to celebrate your wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, or friend who helped you become the person you are today. Read on for all of her ideas for a gorgeous Mother’s Day tea party.
Whether you are hosting your party outside in the garden or indoors, fill your space with freshly cut flowers. All of your guests will be getting dressed up for the event, so break out your china andset your tables in advance. Be sure to place a small spoon to the right of each plate for stirring tea, a small fork to the left of each plate if serving cakes, and one or more knives between the plate and the spoon, with the blades facing the plate when serving jams or other spreads. Your attendees will appreciate the extra effort you put into making sure every detail has been taken care of.
Stock up on all of yourfavorite Harney teas a couple of weeks before the party so you can master thebrewing process for each type of tea you’re providing before your guests arrive. If your attendees are new to tea, we recommend doing a “tea tasting” and giving your guests the opportunity to try them all and choose their favorites. If you want to take things up a notch, offer champagne or make one of thesetea cocktails.
No tea party would be complete without some delicious finger foods. Offer your guests a selection oftea sandwiches and salads to munch on while they enjoy their tea and fill your dessert table with an array of small cakes or macaroons. These pastel pastries are the essence of spring and are the perfect sweet to top off a light lunch.
Ourcolorful tins are perfect favors for a spring gathering and make lovely vases once all the tea has been drunk. Remember which guest liked which tea during the tea tasting and send them home with a tin of their own. OurMother’s Bouquet tea would be especially fitting for a Mother’s Day tea party.
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to do something special for mom and all of the other important women in your life. Hosting a Mother’s Day tea is a wonderful way to show her you care. Still need a Mother’s Day gift idea? Surprise her with love with ourMother’s Day Duo Gift. Check out theFashionable Hostess blog for more details on how she created a gorgeous garden tea party for her friends and don’t forget to use #HarneyTeaTribe on any photos you share. We can’t wait to see your photos!
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Marianne Tolosa is a potter from northern Virginia and owner of White Peach Pottery. She finds inspiration for her art all around her and feels that tea connects people in a unique way. Read about Marianne, our September Teafluencer.