Mother's Day Afternoon Tea 2024

Bored of giving the same mundane Mother's Day gifts every year? This Mother's Day, skip the usual present for a cherished experience of Afternoon tea with your mum. Treat her to a delightful array of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of indulgent pastries. Mark your calendars - Sunday, 10th March 2024 - for heartfelt conversations over dainty bites and aromatic teas. Explore all our fantastic deals below and create cherished memories without denting your wallet.

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Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Ideas

Here are three delightful Mother's Day afternoon tea ideas to help you celebrate the mother figure in your life! The first idea, perfect for chocolate lovers, and brings you to Hyde Park for a 4* Chocolate Afternoon Tea & Bottle of Bubbly, featuring chocolate-infused treats expertly prepared by talented chefs. Idea number two offers a cosy option with an Afternoon Tea Hamper from The Cherry Tree, available in classic or luxury versions, delivered to your doorstep with scones, cream, jam, crackers and cheese, and complete with a personalised card. For a personal touch, idea three suggests making your own afternoon tea at home, allowing you to cater to your mum's exact tastes!

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea At Home

For a homely and personalised touch that's also budget friendly, why not whip up your very own afternoon tea at home? Other than a pot of tea, here are some ideas of what you'll need for a fabulous feast. First up, sandwiches. Try cucumber, ham and egg mayo fillings for that posh crustless vibe, or go wild with smoked salmon and cream cheese to be extra posh! For the cakes, display a selection of lemon drizzle slices, angel cakes, brownie bites or cupcakes. And every good afternoon tea needs scones slathered with jam, clotted cream or fresh fruits! It's the perfect way to top off your tea. On a bit of a time crunch or lacking inspo? Order a fabulous afternoon tea package! It gets delivered to your door with sweet and savoury treats, fresh fruits, and maybe even some bubbly to get the party started! Get ready to host the tea party of the century!

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Near Me

Ready to treat the special lady in your life to a taste adventure? Here are some of the top deals for luxury afternoon teas and unique tea experiences across the country. For a chic and elevated tea time, head to the 5* Andaz London Hotel, where an exquisite afternoon tea awaits, with a glass of prosecco for a touch of luxury. If you're a fan of culinary maestro Marco Pierre White, his Afternoon Tea for two is available at 14 locations nationwide! For a more unique experience, indulge in the Afternoon Tea Bus with prosecco, offering delicious treats while you enjoy a panoramic tour of London's iconic landmarks!

Less keen on tradition? Savour a Burger Afternoon Tea with bottomless prosecco in Camden, a Fish & Chips Afternoon Tea, Inamo's Sushi Afternoon Tea with a bottomless option in Covent Garden or Soho for deliciously unconventional takes on the classic British custom.

What is the Concept of Afternoon Tea?

Get ready for a dose of tea-rivia! While tea has been sipped since China's ancient times, the English craze only kicked off in the 1660s, thanks to King Charles II. Fast forward to the mid-19th century, where the fabulous Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, felt those mid-afternoon hunger pangs (you know the ones!). To tackle the waiting game between lunch and dinner, she sparked the trend of Afternoon Tea in 1840, throwing together a delightful spread of tea, bread, butter, and cake. As this became a chic social affair, the 1880s saw upper-class ladies donning their finest gowns, gloves, and hats for a fashionable Afternoon Tea between 4 and 5pm. Sounds like something we could get on board with!

What is Traditional Afternoon Tea Etiquette?

Got your afternoon tea booked and worried about committing a tea-time faux pas? Don't panic - and you can put those posh gloves down! Here's the lowdown on proper etiquette. Keep that pinky down while sipping, stir discreetly in a straight line (no circular stirs here please), and remember, milk goes into your cup before tea (historically due to delicate cups). Don't rush cooling your tea, and spoon your clotted cream and jam onto the plate first to keep things neat. And don't stress - finger foods are encouraged, just skip the sandwich inspection (you touch, you take!), but make sure to tackle the sandwiches first and save the sweets for later! However, most importantly, whether you're in a posh hotel dining room or your cosy living room, the key to afternoon tea is to relish every bite, spill the tea (figuratively, of course), and enjoy quality time with your loved one! Don't be afraid to break a few rules!