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This past weekend we celebrated our first Mother’s Day. To mark the occasion, our family gathered at Lindsay’s house for an oh-so-scrumptious afternoon tea! With the Royal Wedding just days away, it also seemed like the perfect opportunity to raise our pinkies and break into some blueberry scones. Whether you’ll be planning an early morning viewing party, or are just looking for fun ideas when you gather with your girls, check out a few features from our Mother’s Day afternoon tea.
Everything on the table
We love that everything devoured during a afternoon tea is on the table all at once. While it is common to start with scones, then sandwiches, and then finish with dessert, there are no hard and fast rules as to the order of consumption. Dessert first? Why not! Top everything off with a scone? Go for it! Some rules were meant to be broken.
Pick your tea
From herbal blends to an organic green, the options are endless. Our guests were provided with a tray of tea selections before sitting down to dine. It’s a fun way to kick off the occasion and also allows your guests to try a brew they’ve never had before.
Twists on tradition
Our afternoon tea broke away from the cucumber sandwich mold as guests enjoyed three different small bites (and only one was an actual sandwich). Following hearty scones, you may want to cut back on the bread intake and think outside the sandwich box. Tartlets, open faced nibbles, and cucumber as a base are all delectable ways to switch out the bread ( we promise your guests won’t even miss it!).
Red fruit jam
Marinated grilled steak sandwiches with a garlic oil mayo on fresh croissants
Cucumber, smoked salmon and dill bites
Chicken, asparagus, tomato and spinach puff pastry tarts
Ice cream (we couldn’t resist adding HALO TOP ice cream to the menu!)
Besides coffee with a side of coffee, what will you be munching when you watch Meghan and Harry tie the royal knot?
Jacqueline and Lindsay are sisters and new moms living on the East Coast of Canada.