With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a day of pure pampering to show your Mum just how special she is. Whether you’re planning the traditional breakfast in bed, a massage at a day spa, or a quiet lunch for two, Mother’s Day is all about making your Mum feel important. And one of the best ways to do this is to throw her a Mother’s Day High Tea! Why not invite your aunties, grandmother’s and other special friends around to join in the fun!

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When planning a high tea, it’s all about the lavish food, antique serving ware, gorgeous flowers and of course, a stunning setting. Follow our tips to plan a Mother’s Day high tea that is sure to impress.



It’s important to get the setting right when it comes to your high tea and the perfect location (weather permitting) is in your garden. There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of sipping tea in the sunshine surrounded by beautiful flowers. If it’s too cold outside, set up your lounge room to mimic an old fashioned tea room and place large vases of freshly picked flowers around the room.



Let’s face it… the best thing about a high tea is the chance to eat super fancy finger food. Think delicate pastries, savoury bites and divine petit fours. Nothing is too over the top at a high tea! Grab a cake stand from your local $2 store or op shop to give your food the wow factor.


Start off with a glass of bubbles to celebrate your Mum’s special day. Follow up with a variety of fancy teas that guests can choose from. It’s also nice to have a bowl of non-alchocolic punch on hand (but feel free to spike it if that’s your thing!).


Serving Ware

This is the chance to whip out your great grandma’s antique cups, saucers and cutlery. There is nothing more beautiful than a high tea presented on delicate, vintage serving ware. Mix and match with different styles from the op shop – it will give your high tea a gorgeously quirky feel.


Don’t forget to serve your Mum during your high tea and keep her drinks topped up – remember that this is her day to be pampered! And when the high tea is over, whatever you do, make sure you keep your Mum out of the kitchen – she is absolutely not allowed to wash the dishes!