Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed – FREE Printables

Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed – FREE Printables

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching; but you still have plenty of time to think of something to give Mom this year.  If you’re thinking about taking her out to brunch or dinner you better make reservations now!  Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days for most restaurants, that’s probably because Moms don’t want to cook on Mother’s Day, I know I don’t!

Instead of taking her out this year why not make Mom breakfast in bed?  You don’t have to be a great cook, it can be as simple as bringing her a bowl of cereal or even a pop tart and a glass of orange juice.  The idea is to make the day special by doing something for Mom instead of how it usually works,  Mom getting up and doing for everyone in the house!

Here are some ideas and recipes for Mother’s Day breakfast in bed.  I hope it will inspire you this Mother’s Day!

How to serve it?


Breakfast in Bed
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First things first!  It all begins with a tray, you’ll need to put her food on something to carry it to her room.  Even if it’s just a pop-tart it will look yummy dressed up plated on a nice dish and served on a pretty tray with a flower from the garden.

Buckets of Burlap up-cycles pallet wood to make this pretty breakfast tray table.

Click here to learn how!

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Mother Earth Living makes this cute tray from an old suitcase lid and bits of wallpaper.

Click here to learn how!

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For a multi-purpose tray try this up-cycled cabinet door by So You Think You’re Crafty.  You can serve her breakfast and wish her Happy Mother’s Day on the chalkboard tray!

Click here to learn how!

If you don’t have an old cabinet door you can paint an old metal or plastic tray with chalkboard paint and add a couple of cabinet pulls from the hardware store to make a similar tray.  Or just paint the frame of a chalkboard and add the cabinet pulls for handles.  Lots of possibilities here to show off your craftiness!

What to serve?


Breakfast in Bed
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Now that your “stage” is set you’ll need to move on to the main event, FOOD!  Whether you’re a top chef or a kitchen klutz I’m sure you’ll find something yummy to serve Mom.  Just remember presentation is everything; even a store bought donut can look special plated on fine china with a paper doily from Walmart.

Want to impress Mom with your culinary skills?  Cook her up some of these yummy things from Donal Skehan.

Click here for recipes!

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Ok, so you don’t cook, you can still impress her with a yogurt parfait topped with fresh fruit and granola.  You can buy it all from the market or go ahead try your hand at some homemade granola.

Click here for granola recipes!

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Somewhere in between chef and klutz?  How about these “Love” pancakes from Stepable?
It’s done using boxed pancake mix, you basically just add water and stir if you get the quick pancake mix!

You can fry up any letter you want to send your own special message.

Click here to learn how!

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If you really want to impress Mom with your craftiness and culinary abilities whip up this edible arrangement from Hungry Happenings.

Click here to learn how!

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Oh, right!  You’re banned from the kitchen because you’re the burn the kitchen type of cook!  No worries, pop on over to the neighborhood coffee shop and pick up a couple of pastries and her favorite tea or coffee.  Slip them out of the bag and plate them on a doily covered dish and pour the hot drink in a pretty cup or mug, she’ still love it!


What about the beverage?


Breakfast in Bed

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You can serve mom her favorite tea or coffee in a pretty cup or mug and a pitcher of OJ or her favorite juice.  If you want to make it really special whip up one of these morning beverages.

Wake her up with a fruity Sunrise Mimosa from Wine & Glue.

Click here for recipe!


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Mom prefer something spicier?  How about this Perfect Bloody Mary from Pieces of a Mom?

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If Mom’s not into booze mix up this refreshing non-alcoholic Citrus Rosemary Spritzer from The Kitchn.

Click here for recipe!

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Serve your beverages, hot & cold, in pretty carafes and tea or coffee pots so she can have refills.  Saves you from going back and forth to the kitchen for them.

Still need a GIFT?


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If you still feel breakfast in bed is not enough then make her a keepsake and pop it on the tray.

Spruce up the breakfast tray with a card or mini banner.

Click here for Mother’s Day FREE Printables from B. Lovely Events!

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Serve her coffee or tea in this Hand-Warming Mug from Better Homes and Gardens.  It will surely warm her heart!

Click here to learn how!

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Or put the flowers in this Mason Jar Picture Frame by Home Stories A to Z. 

Click here to learn how!




Breakfast in Bed
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If Mom prefers potted plants to cut flowers then give here these succulents in a Mason Jar from Lolly Jane.

Click here to learn how and for FREE printable!

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Mom doesn’t have a green thumb?  Combine flowers and photos with this Flower Tree from Better Homes and Gardens.

Click here to learn how!

Whatever you decide to give Mom this Mother’s Day rest assured that she’ll love it specially if it comes with a great big hug!

For more Mother’s Day craft ideas click here!

DIY Teacup Candles for Mother’s Day

DIY Teacup Candles for Mother’s Day

DIY Teacup Candles

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and many of us are looking for something special to give the moms in our lives.  Sure it’s easy to run out and grab a gift card or a bottle of perfume, but if you’re looking for something special read on!

These DIY Teacup Candles will make a perfect Mother’s Day Gift!  They’re pretty,(I just love the vintage look!), practical, and best of all easy and quite inexpensive to make.  You don’t have to be an expert chandler nor do you need fancy equipment to make them. All you really need other than wax and wicks of course is a microwave.  That’s right no pouring pitchers, molds, and other candle making supplies.

I use Yaley Microwavable Soy Wax for Glass Containers to make my candles.  I prefer soy wax because it’s natural and non-toxic.  Soy candles burn cleaner and longer than Parafin candles, meaning they don’t produce as much black smoke as other candles.  Soy candles also give out a stronger and more pleasant scent than regular candles.  yum, had teacups  from the twin’s Onederland Party  last year cluttering my kitchen cabinets.  Turning them into candle holder was the perfect way to use them! If you don’t have any pretty cups or mugs no worries; you can use jelly or mason jars.  Or if you want to find some pretty teacups check out thrift shops and discount outlets.  I found these cups and mugs at TJMaxx and Ross last spring, that’s when they usually have a good selection.  They bring them in for Mother’s Day!

I did mention they were inexpensive to make.  I made 5 teacup candles and 3 in jelly jars, which I already had from that same party, for under $20!  One pound of  soy wax was $10 and 6″ soy wicks came in a package of 100 for $8 (I have plenty left over for later).  Of course if you need containers it will cost you a bit more, I think I paid $5-8 for each teacup and saucer set.  But before heading out to shop for teacups check you kitchen cabinets, I’m sure you’ll find something you can use tucked in the back corner!

I didn’t use dyes or scents.  I just wanted simple white candles.  But you can add them if you like, they do however add to the cost.  Candle dye costs about $7 per color and Candle scents start at $7 for a small bottle.  I’ve read that you can use regular essential oils, but it requires more steps and really doesn’t save you money, essential oils or not cheap!  If you are going to add scent you will also need a thermometer, you have to add the scent at just the right temperature otherwise it won’t work.

These DIY Teacup Candles are so simple to make it took me less than an hour to pour them, and about 4-6 hours to cool and solidify. I packed them in pretty gift bags and they were good to go the the next day!

By the way did you know similar Teacup Candles sell for at least $10 each?  Some of them even double that!  So they really are a great inexpensive gift!

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

DIY Teacup CandlesYaley Microwavable Soy Candle Wax for Glass Containers

6″ Soy Wicks

Microwavable glass containers ( I used a 4 Cup Pyrex Mixing Cup)

Pretty Teacups & Saucers or Mugs or Jelly Jars

Candle Dye (optional)

Candle Scent (optional)

 Candle Making Thermometer  (if you’re adding scent)

Bamboo Skewers or Chopsticks


DIY Teacup CandlesLine up your teacups on your work surface – You may want to cover it for easier clean up.

Place a wick on the bottom of each cup.

Sandwich the top of the wick between 2 skewers or chopsticks and tape them in place.  Make sure the wick is on the cup’s bottom and the skewers are laying across the lip of the cup.  This step is really to keep the wick in place when you pour the wax.

Place the desired amount of soy wax flakes in your microwavable container and microwave in increments as described in the wax instructions.

Once the wax is completely melted you can add in your dye if you are using some.

If you are adding scent then let the wax sit until it cools to 180 degrees, then you can add your scent.

If you’re not adding dye or scent then skip the last 2 steps and carefully pour the melted wax into the teacups.  Leave about 1/2″ from the lip of the cup.

Allow it to cool about 4-6 hours.  Then trim the wick to 1″ from the candle and it’s ready for gifting!

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Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet – FREE Recipes and Printables

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet – FREE Recipes and Printables

Did you forget that Mother’s Day is on May 10th. this year?  Can’t get reservations to her favorite brunch spot?  No worries!  DIY your own brunch buffet for Mom, Grandma, Aunties, and all the Moms in your life.  It will not only be more cost effective than those fancy Mother’s Day brunches at a hotel or restaurant, it will be extra special too!

Mother's DayYou don’t have to limit yourself to just taking Mom out you can invite her friends and family as well for a nice brunch and a great time.

The menu can be as simple as bagels and donuts or as fancy as a you like; you can have pancake, waffle, and crepe stations along with Mimosa or Bloody Mary bars.  You can tailor it to fit your budget and your Mom’s preferences.  The important thing is you did it for Mom so she and her friends and family can get together for a memorable time.

Here are some ideas and recipes to inspire you.  Go ahead make her day!


Choose your buffet style:

Mother's DayYou can choose what type of buffet you want to set up from an intimate get together with just close family or a lavish champagne brunch spread for Mom and all her cohorts.
Here’s a simple brunch buffet from Pampers, Play Dates & Parties. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Mother's Day A Pink & Orange Bagel Bar by Giggles Galore. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Mother's DayAn Eggo Waffle Bar by Mammamoiselle.  No cooking involved! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Mother's DayAnother no cook option from Hostess with the Mostess is a Yogurt Bar! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Mother's DayFor something a bit fancier here’s a Crepe Bar from Your Home Based Mom.  Click here for recipes! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]





Mother's Day Or go all out with this Champagne Brunch idea from Catch My Party!
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Mother's DayDon’t forget the beverages!  Here’s a great idea for a Mimosa Bar from Smarty had a Party.   You may want to add sparking grape juice as a non-alcoholic option for guests who choose not to imbibe.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]







Mother's DayOr a Bloody Mary Bar from Four and Know More.  Guests can choose to add the Vodka, or not.







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Mother's DayAnd of course no buffet would be complete without a dessert station.  Here’s a sweet idea I found on Pinterest re-purposing an old dresser.






What to serve?

Mother's Day The menu is the next step.  It would depend on your budget and kitchen skills.  You can host a brunch buffet without busting the bank and without any culinary ability,  it just takes planning!

Sure fire buffet hits with no cooking required would be:  Eggo or frozen pancake bars, Cereal bars, yogurt bars, fresh fruit stations, pastry tables, and bagel bars.

Hit up your local Costco or Sam’s club or your favorite supermarket to buy everything you need.  You don’t even have to cut the fruit, you can buy a fruit tray.  Just be sure you have a pretty toaster or two on hand for guests to use.

You don’t have to limit yourself to one type of bar you can mix and match to create a buffet that has two or more stations; DIY Waffles, yogurt bar with fresh fruit and granola for toppings, and a beverage station for example.

Mother's Day If you want to cook reduce the stress and include menu items that can be cooked or  prepped in advance; unless you’re a seasoned short order cook making cook to order eggs for each of your guests can make you frantic.  So think quiches, casseroles, and baked goods!

Try this overnight Creme Brulee French toast from Carlsbad Cravings.  I made it for my family’s Christmas brunch last year, it was wonderful.  You prep it the night before and pop it in the oven half an hour before serving.

Click here for recipe!


Mother's DayAnother family brunch favorite is Chile Relleno Torta, I recipe I found years ago in Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”.  It’s basically a crustless quiche with a bit of a bite from the picante sauce on top.  I prep everything the night before and pop it in the oven a half hour or so before serving.  I serve it with a basket of warm tortillas and bowls of sour cream and guacamole.  My kids and grandkids expect this every year for Christmas brunch.

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Mother's DayFor something heartier try this Ham & Cheese Breakfast Bake from Country Cleaver.

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Mother's DayYou can make this Yogurt Coffee Cake by Chef in Training the day before, it would make a yummy centerpiece for your dessert station.

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Mother's DayMake these Frosted Orange Buns by Kitchen Sanctuary the day before, it’s sure to be a hit!

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Mother's DayThis Strawberry & Coconut Breakfast Casserole from Simply Stacie is another make ahead option.

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Mother's DayAdd this Overnight Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal by Thrifty Jinxy to a cereal bar as a hot alternative.  Guests can serve themselves directly from the crockpot.

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Mother's DayYou can make these breakfast sandwiches by Jamie Cooks It Up the night before and pop them in the oven in the morning.

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Mother's DayWhether you’re serving a simple buffet or and elaborate one don’t forget to add the final touch to your tables!  Decorate!

Even if you’re dessert tables is just filled with store bought cupcakes, it will look more festive plated on a pretty cake stand and decorated with pretty cupcake wrappers and toppers.

Flowers in mason jars and vases are another good way to make the house look festive. Balloons, ribbons, tissue pom-poms are inexpensive ways to decorate for any event.

Using pretty plates, even paper ones help add color and fun to any gathering.  Add interest to your buffet table by plating food in pretty trays, stands, and jars of varying height.

Check out these free Mother’s Day Printables from The Girl Creative click here!

Make your own cake stands from dollar store finds!  Learn how here!

Homemade Mother’s Day Cards – Free Printable

Homemade Mother’s Day Cards – Free Printable

Homemade mother's day cardsNothing is more special than Homemade Mother’s Day Cards.  I’ll always cherished the cards my children made me when they were you.  Now the grandkids give me homemade Mother’s Day cards and I cherish those just as much.

Homemade Mother’s Day cards don’t have to be fancy nor do they have to be perfect.  All that really matters is that they comes from the heart.  They can be anything from a pre-schooler’s crayon sketches, to your baby’s foot and hand prints, to elaborate watercolor painting.  In short they can be anything you want them to be.

The best things about homemade Mother’s Day cards is that you can say everything you want to say to Mom.  Somehow store bought cards can never truly convey how you feel, not to mention they’ve gotten very pricey!  I recently browsed thru Walmart’s greeting card section and was shocked to see just how pricey cards have gotten.  Some were almost $10!  Sure some record your voice, others pop-up into 3D scenes, and still others are embellished with all kinds of ribbons and jewels; but do you really need spend $10 on something that may end up at the bottom of Mom’s nightstand drawer?  Personally I’d rather add the ten bucks towards Mom’s gift instead of spending it on a generic card.

For the last few weeks I’ve been working on some Mother’s Day cards to send to my Mom, daughters, daughter-in-law, and other Moms in my life.  I really wanted to use the new Big Shot embossing machine my daughter gave me for Christmas and the cool embossing folders  I picked up on clearance.  I also wanted to try my had at gilting and other techniques.  In short I got a bit carried away with all my new toys!

But here are some of my cards, I hope they will inspire you to create Mom a Homemade Mother’s Day Card this year!  No worries if you don’t have the machines and other supplies.  You can use what ever you have on hand, just raid the kids school supplies, I’m sure they have crayons, markers, and even water colors.  You don’t have to buy blank card bases, you can cut out your cards using any color card stock or construction paper.  Get creative and glue on glitter, ribbons, gems, or whatever you want.  The main thing is that you have fun and Mom gets a special card this year!

I’m also sharing a Mother’s Day Subway art print I created.  You can download it, print it, cut it out, and paste it onto your card.  If you want to make a 5×7 card all you have to do is cut out a piece of card stock or construction paper that’s 10″ across and 7″ long, fold it and half and you’ve got your blank card base.  Have fun!

Handmade mother's day cardsI made a few cards by pasting on 4×6 panels which I’d embossed and painted with water colors to the 5×7 card base.  I also applied gold metallic accents to them and using metallic transfer paper.

For this peacock card I embossed a 4×6 panel I cut from water color paper.  I embossed it on my Big Shot then applied water color on the raised parts.  I also applied Therm O Web deco foil  with Therm O Web transfer adhesive.  Then I framed it with blue cardstock which I cut using my Cricut Explore die cut machine.  The Happy Mother’s Day is stamped on cardstock pieces also cut on the Cricut.

Handmade mother's day cardsThe inside of the card is just something I typed on my computer and printed out.  I cut it to fit the card base.

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Handmade mother's day cardsThis card was made using the same techniques I used on the peacock card.  I just taped on some butterflies which I punched out with my Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch set.  I wanted to add some dimension to the card and these butterflies were perfect.

I used foam mounting tape to lift the butterflies off the card.  Foam tape is one of my favorite adhesives, I love the 3D effect they give with so little effort!

Homemade mother's day cardsThen for a simpler card I designed this typographic card.  I’m really in love with Subway Art at the moment and Mother’s Day lends itself perfectly for this technique.  Really Subway Art is just a bunch of words typed out using different fonts then arranged in a way that looks good.  The words can relate to a theme, convey a message, or be the words of a poem or lyrics of a song.  Pretty much whatever you want to type.  In this case I typed “Mother” in different languages.  Easy!

I printed it out, then applied gold embossing powder with my heat gun to the words Happy Mother’s Day to make it pop.  Mounted it on the card base and framed it with pink card stock.

This card took about 15 minutes to make and really doesn’t require anything more than a printer and scissors.  You don’t have to heat emboss it at all.  I did because I wanted to use the heat gun, I told you I got carried away!

I’m sharing this design with you!  If you click here you’ll find the files for 2 different versions of this card in pdf format as well as a template for the frame.  Download the design or designs you like, pop it into a photo editor app if you need to adjust the size, print it, cut it, and glue on to your card base.  Too easy!  Again click here for the free printable!

If you liked this Mother’s Day Subway Art card you might want to make the matching Mother’s Day Subway Art tray that’s pictured just behind it!  Click here for instructions and the free stencil template!  Told you I was really into Subway Art right now!

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Mother’s Day Tea Party – FREE Recipes

Mother’s Day Tea Party – FREE Recipes

Mother's Day Tea PartyI think my most favorite meal is afternoon tea even though it’s a meal I rarely get a chance to indulge in these days.

On childhood visits to my grandparents house in the Philippines my grandmother always made sure everyone was home for “merienda”, the Filipino version of afternoon tea.   The light meal was always served on her wrought iron kitchen table at 4:00 p.m.  I don’t recall actually having tea, I think my grandfather did, but kids were served juice or hot chocolate.  I do have fond memories of small savory sandwiches which must be eaten before one could move on to the sweet treats.

These days afternoon tea for me is a decadent indulgence.  The only time we ever have a real tea complete with finger sandwiches, petite fours, and scones is when we’re on vacation, a birthday, or Mother’s Day.  I love it when my kids take me to tea on Mother’s Day.

This year instead of taking mom out to an overcrowded restaurant why not host an elegant tea party?  It can be an intimate tea for 2 (mother/daughter) or an elegant tea party for all the moms (mom, grandmas, aunts, etc.).  Hosting a tea is one of the simplest events to host, it doesn’t take too much prep time and best of all once the table is set the hostess can sit down and enjoy the meal with her guests.

Afternoon tea doesn’t have to be extravagant, it just needs to have the basics served in pretty dishes and tea cups:  tea, finger sandwiches, small sweets, scones, jam, and clotted cream, and of course lemon, sugar, and cream for the tea.  Turn these basics into an elegant meal by serving the tea in pretty teapots and dainty china tea cups and setting out the finger food on tiered stands and cake plates.  (You don’t have to invest in expensive cake or tiered stands, to learn how to make them click here!)

Here are a few ideas and recipes for your own tea party!

Mother's Day Tea Party

The Perfect Cup of Tea

Honest Cooking will show you how to make and serve the perfect cup of tea. They also have tips and ideas on hosting a very British Tea Party.  Click here to read more.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Mother's Day Tea PartyDainty Finger Sandwiches

Traditional teas always seem to serve cucumber sandwiches; the cucumbers are briefly bathed in white vinegar to bring out the delicate flavor.  To make the Traditional British Cucumber sandwiches click here!

Or try this alternative from Chew Out Loud, Lemony Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches.  [spacer height=”-20px”]

Mother's Day Tea Party

Aside from cucumber sandwiches you can offer a variety of sandwiches; different fillings on different types of bread looks pretty and yummy.

These finger sandwiches from Southern Living are curried shrimp, ham salad, cucumber strawberry, and orange cranberry.  Click on the sandwich for the recipes from My Recipes.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Mother's Day Tea PartyAdd some interest to your tea party by mixing in a couple of open face sandwiches.  These Salmon Cucumber sandwiches from Cin Cin, Let’s Eat look too pretty to eat.  For recipe click here!

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Mother's Day Tea Party

Sweet Treats

Along with savory sandwiches sweet treats are also served at tea time.  You can include cookies, petite fours, truffles, and any of your favorite bite sized sweets.  These mini tarts from Salad in a Jar will make a great addition to your tea table.  For recipe click here![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Mother's Day Tea PartyFrench macaroons add an elegant touch to a tea table.  You can purchase them the bakery, but that can be pretty pricey if you need plenty, or make them at home, I hear that’s pretty challenging.  I buy the frozen ones from Trader Joe’s, they’re very good and cost only $4.99 for a box of 12.

To learn how to make French Macaroons from Juneberry Lane click here!  [spacer height=”-20px”]

Mother's Day Tea PartyScones!

Don’t forget the scones, a tea party wouldn’t be complete without them!  Here’s the basic recipe from First Home Love Life, you can doll it up with dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc.
For recipe click here!

Remember to put out bowls of jam and clotted cream. Click here to learn how to make your own clotted cream from The View from the Great Island. [spacer height=”-20px”]


Mother's Day Tea PartyYou can also offer lemon curd along with jams.  Here’s a recipe for homemade lemon curd  from
Love Bakes Good Cakes! [spacer height=”-20px”]

Whatever you decide to serve remember that once the tea is
brewed most of your hard prep work is done, so sit down with your mom and enjoy a nice visit over a delicious tea!

Mother's Day Tea PartyHere’s a FREE printable Banner & Party Kit from Oh Happy Day.  You can use it to spruce up your Mother’s Day Tea!

Click here for printable!