Tea Party Ideas for Mother’s Day
Start planning the perfect tea party to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 8th. From decorations to food, and everything in between, we’ve gathered some fun ways to help you honor all the moms or special people in your life.
Flowers are an easy way to add color and life. Make your Mother’s Day tea party festive by topping your table with tulips using these 5 DIY ways to arrange bouquets, dream up some springtime daffodil decor ideas, or go all out and create colorful, gorgeous arrangements that guests can take home and enjoy.
- Tea Sets
Create a floral English tea theme with this Shabby Rose Pink Porcelain Tea Set or top off your table with the more colorful Shabby Rose Turquoise Porcelain Tea Set. Want a more traditional look? Take a step back in time with this lovely Vintage Rose Porcelain Tea Set.
- Or create your own unique look by mixing and matching spring themes with more modern styles. There is no wrong way to set a fun teatime table!
- Place Cards
Have a seat! Setting out place cards is a great way to personalize your Mother’s Day tea party. Stick to the traditional look with this Victorian English Rose High Tea Party Place Card, go sweet and simple with this DIY Fresh Herbs & Flowers Place Card idea, or add a simple touch to your eclectic style with this Teapot and Cup design—you can go with one color or mix it up and give a different color to each guest!
Tea Party Menu
Make your tea party sweeter (or more savory), with these easy-to-make recipes.
- Lemon Scones
Give a brunch favorite some extra love by sprinkling Walkers Shortbread Vanilla cookies on top. Get the recipe here.
- Scottish Teatime Cupcakes
Guests will delight in these favorite teatime cupcakes topped with a Walkers Shortbread-infused buttercream. Garnished with Walkers Mini Scottie Dog Shortbread for an extra special treat. Get the recipe here.
- Scottish Oat Crackers with Brie and Sweet and Spicy Jam
What more can we say about this delightfully savory bite of oat crackers topped with creamy brie and sweetly spiced jam? Get the recipe here.
Tea and Shortbread Pairings
Since Walkers Shortbread is perfect to enjoy at afternoon tea, we put some tea and shortbread combos together for you to try.
- Iced Teas
A refreshing sweet iced tea paired with Walkers Shortbread Classic Collection is perfect for the palette. Or go a slightly more savory route and create a fun tea snacks platter with fruits, jams, cheese, and our Walkers Scottish Biscuits for Cheese to complement both the hard and soft varieties.
- Hot Teas
Keeping it classic with an Earl Grey or Oolong tea? These types of flavors go great with our Walkers Gluten Free Ginger & Lemon Shortbread—crumbly pure butter shortbread with the refreshing zing of ginger and fruity hints of lemon.
- Flavored Teas
Serve up some fruit forward flavors like a strawberry tea with our deliciously light Walkers Vanilla Shortbread, or pair an orange tea with our Walkers Scottish Cookie Collection and delight in flavors of Chocolate Oat & Heather Honey, and White Chocolate & Raspberry. So many combos to try with Walkers!
Tying in with your tea time theme for Mom, keep the party going months after Mother’s Day has passed with a gift of our Afternoon Tea in a Box—two boxes of Twinings® Teas and an assortment of Walkers Shortbread and Cookie favorites in a beautifully packed tartan box for her to enjoy.