One of my favourite things about Spring is lazy Sunday afternoons in the sunshine… Roast Dinners with a table full of Daffodils whilst the sun pours in the windows, cups of coffee whilst sitting in the sunny patch in the garden and an afternoon spent with loved ones drinking tea and munching our way through a spread of teatime treats.
This Sunday I will be celebrating Mothers Day with one of these simple tea spreads and my all my favourite people. As you all know I love a celebration and usually go slightly crazy on Pinterest in the run up to such events! But this tea party has been a simple last minute pull together. Using items that I already had, some gorgeous partyware from Tesco and an abundance of Spring blooms!
For the table I started with this absolutely beautiful paper table cloth. It is called meadow and cost just £3.00 from my local Tesco. I also used the napkins which are a bargain at 20 napkins for £1.50. Each place setting has a white china side plate with the napkin folded on the top and a white china tea cup.
I filled the tea cups with simple spring blooms from either my garden or again picked up quickly at Tesco. I then added a place name on brown parcel paper.
The centre of the table is filled with cake stands, tea pots and sugar bowls. And the dotted around are my favourite kind of arrangements Jam Jar Flowers. I always tie the jars with ribbons and I have also wrapped a few jars with some wrapping paper which was in the Mothers Day section in Tesco.
You could buy some blubs in little pots and add these to your table. Or just simply a bunch of sunny daffodils in a vase or jug.
Its easy to keep the menu simple; I always think for a full afternoon tea you will need a couple of savoury options such as sandwiches and quiche, scones with all the trimmings and the cakes.
For a cream tea just the scones, jam and cream. Or you could go for a mixture of the two!
The supermarkets have some fantastic cakes especially for Mothers Day this year and they all do a great selection of cupcakes. You could even go and buy ready made sandwiches and just cut them into smaller pieces.
What are your plans for Mothers Day? Are you hosting or will you be the one who is fully spoilt!
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