How to throw an Afternoon Tea party this Mother’s Day

Why go to the Ritz this Mother’s Day when you can enjoy a little tea party in the comfort of you own home…

Hosting an afternoon tea party at home gives you the chance to make Mum’s Day extra special by making her favourite cakes, finger foods and decorating the place just for her.

Why not shop for your afternoon tea goodies online and you can treat your charity to a free donation too – simply shop via Give as you Live.

We’ve put together a list of what you’ll need to host the perfect Mother’s Day afternoon tea, along with some of our favourite products that add an extra special touch…

wedgewoodTo host an afternoon tea party you will need the following:

  • Table cloth
  • Place mats
  • Cupcake stand
  • Tea cups
  • Plates
  • Champagne Glasses

We love this tableware range from Wedgewood, available at John Lewis from £30.00. The ‘Cuckoo’ range was made specifically for celebrating the delights of afternoon tea. Each piece is decorated with spring scenes featuring delicate flower sprigs and colourful cuckoos.

bollingerNext up you need to select a range of teas, juices and champagne for the table. You can’t go wrong with a bottle of Bollinger on a special occasion, grab a bottle for £44.99 at Waitrose Cellar. Of course afternoon tea, wouldn’t be afternoon tea without tea! Check out this special ‘Afternoon Tea’ blend from Whittard, complete with tea infuser for £15.00.

Now onto the showstoppers – scones and jam, delicate finger sandwiches and other light bites. Search Pinterest to find recipes to impress and then head to Sainsbury’s online to purchase your ingredients – 50p will be donated to your chosen charity if you shop via Give as you Live!

(Or cheat your way to the perfect afternoon tea and purchase an Afternoon Tea hamper from Fortnum and Mason, £140.)