How to Throw a Beautiful Mother’s Day Tea Party

Mother's Day Tea Party Ideas

Looking for a lovely way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day? How about a beautiful Mother’s Day tea party?

Forget generic shop-bought gifts that don’t require much thought or effort – a Mother’s Day tea party is easy, thoughtful and the perfect way to spend some quality time with your mum. Read on for inspiration.

Pick a theme

Start your Mother’s Day tea party by picking a theme for your tableware and decorations. We’ve got lots of tea party themes to choose from but here are some of our favourites!

Traditional tea party

There’s something lovely about a traditional tea party – and our Truly Scrumptious party supplies would be perfect for this theme. Think beautiful floral plates and napkins, floral bunting and cute decorations like this vintage teapot-shaped vase. Read our guide to planning the perfect vintage tea party for inspiration.

Alice in Wonderland tea party

Or how about throwing an Alice in Wonderland Mother’s Day tea party with our Truly Alice party supplies? You certainly wouldn’t want to be late for this beautiful tea party – read our Alice in Wonderland tea party ideas for inspiration.

A Modern Classic

Celebrate a melding of vintage and modern, old and new, with our gorgeous Botanical Tea Party range. The combination of delicate floral patterns with a rose gold edge is incredibly striking – plus we have great modern balloons that really turn a tea party into a PARTEA!

Choose a location and decorate!

Next, decide where to hold your Mother’s Day afternoon tea party. This is a lovely thing to do at home and if you’re lucky with the weather, you could even hold your tea party outside (although it may still be chilly in March!)

Choose a couple of decorations to transform your tea party venue into a venue worthy of a beautiful afternoon tea. We picked a few simple decorations from our Ditsy Floral party suppliesthis rose gold flower garland  will do wonders for your tea party!


Hang floral bunting like this along the walls and any room will instantly be transformed into a beautiful tea party venue!

Decide what to serve

Once you’ve chosen a couple of cute decorations, it’s time to decide what to serve at your Mother’s Day afternoon tea.

Keep your tea party food simple and traditional or go all out with finger sandwiches with a variety of fillings, homemade cakes and plenty of other sweet treats (served on our beautiful Ditsy Floral party plates, of course). Here are our favourite Mother’s Day tea party food ideas!

Tea and scones

Fancy staying traditional? There’s nothing more delicious than homemade scones, fresh from the oven, served with a generous helping of strawberry jam and clotted cream and washed down with a pot of tea. Our motto is if it’s not broken, don’t fix it!

Cupcakes and cocktails

Fancy something a little different? How about treating your mum to cupcakes and cocktails? Pick a cocktail that’s easy to make at home and it’ll go down a treat with some homemade cupcakes!

Champagne/prosecco afternoon tea

Or if you fancy being really fancy, how about replacing the tea at your Mother’s Day tea party with champagne or prosecco? You could even accompany your finger sandwiches and cakes with macarons for an extra special touch!

Floral Tea Party Plates

Finally… surprise your mum with a lovely homemade gift

When your mum arrives at your Mother’s Day tea party, it’d be nice to surprise her with a little gift. But remember, Mother’s Day doesn’t need to cost a fortune – it’s definitely the thought that counts. Here are a couple of our favourite original (and thoughtful) Mother’s Day gift ideas to help you along!

Free printable Mother’s Day coupons

This easy gift gets top marks for thoughtfulness – each coupon promises you’ll do a different chore so that your mum can sit back, relax and put her feet up. As long as you don’t mind following through and actually doing the chores on the coupons, she’ll love this super thoughtful gift.

Homemade cupcake bouquet

Instead of giving your mum a bouquet of flowers, how about a bouquet of cupcakes? It’s really easy to make with a plant pot, a polystyrene ball and some cupcakes – read our step-by-step tutorial to find out what to do.