There is nothing better than spending an entire afternoon with mum on Mother’s Day. If you want to plan the perfect Mother’s Day afternoon tea, here are some ideas that will make mum feel extra special. From food to décor and everything in between, mum will surely notice and appreciate all of those little details.


The first thing you need to do is decide where you would like to set up your table and chairs. If the weather is nice outside, you could enjoy tea in the garden. Alternatively, if it’s not too pleasant outside, you can set the table in your dining room or living room. All you will need to do is make sure that, either way, you decorate accordingly.


This is probably the most important part of any Mother’s Day afternoon tea! You want to make sure that you have all of mum’s favourites on the table since this day really is all about her. Even if her favourites are not to your liking, they should be included. Yes, you can serve your favourites too, but make sure that she knows you went to extra trouble just for her. Sweet and savoury foods are excellent for tea time so don’t feel obligated to go with one or the other. Mini pastries, quiche, salad items and even a cheese board are all perfect. On the sweeter side of the scale, you could opt for scones, cupcakes, biscuits and fruit salad too. Make sure that you have at least three savoury and three sweet options. Take into account the beverages you are planning on serving while designing your menu.


As for the décor, you can’t go wrong with fresh flowers. Blooms like carnations, roses, lilies, daisies and hydrangeas are all excellent choices. Select blooms in pastel shades since these colours will reflect the spring season as well as add that feminine touch. The best colours include pink, purple, yellow and white. The right centrepiece will make your Mother’s Day afternoon tea an even more beautiful event.

Sentimental touches

To make your Mother’s Day afternoon tea a bit more personal, you can add some extra touches. Consider printing and framing photos of you and mum. Perhaps you would like to create a collage that includes several pictures. Once you have enjoyed your meal and it’s time for mum to return home, you can present a picture or two as an extra gift.

These are just a few of the best Mother’s Day afternoon tea ideas. By covering all of your bases, you can be sure that she will have an amazing day. Couple this enjoyable dining experience with a memorable gift and this will be her best Mother’s Day ever!