We might not all be able to gather in person to celebrate Mother’s Day this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t still spend it together! If you’re looking for a safe and fun way to bring together all the amazing women, friends, and family in your life together to celebrate the wonderful moms in your life, why not host a virtual Mother’s Day tea party? A virtual tea party on Mother’s Day can be a relaxed and fun event for tea-lovers and *gasp* non-tea drinkers.
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VIRTUAL PAR-TEA PLANNING 101
Want to plan a tea party but just don’t know where to start? Follow this step by step guide for all the tips and tricks you need to host an unforgettable virtual Mother’s Day tea party!
Send Cute E-invites
Figure out the logistics of your tea party, such as the time and guest list, and create a cute virtual invite to email out to your guests. Alternatively, you can simply send out a fun blast text with the zoom link invite.
Is it BYOT?
Decide whether to make your party BYOT (bring your own tea!) and have guests use their own tea (or coffee) or if you will be providing tea for your guests. If it’s BYOT, make sure to note that in your invite. However, if you have the time and want to add an extra touch to your virtual party, you can prepare cute tea packages with a bag or two of tea and a personal note to send to your guests by snail mail! This will ensure that your guests are ready to sip on the day of the tea party.
For an even more special touch, you can send the Mother's Day Tea Party Box to all of your guests ahead of time.
Mugs, Cups, and Teapots, Oh My!
To get everyone in the spirit of the tea party, encourage your guests to break out their favorite teacups, teapots, or mugs. Once the party starts, you can even plan to have a show and tell with the guests’ special choices.
Pick Your Pastries
At a classic afternoon tea, the tower of pastries are usually the star of the show. But even at a virtual party delicious pastries can be shared! Pick a few simple recipes with easy ingredients, such as a cucumber tea sandwich, a cookie, or a scone recipe with cream and jam and send them out to your guests well before the party - maybe with your invite - so they have the option of making these pastries for themselves to have during the party. Or, if you’d like to engage with your guests before the party, ask them in an email or group chat to share their favorite pastry recipes with the group. On the day of the party, you can all see who made what and how the baked goods turned out.
Do you have non-bakers in the group? Send them a food delivery credit or a gift card to their local bakery so they can buy a few pastries to munch on during the party!
Celebrate Your Mom
Now that you’ve got the guest list and menu planned, it’s time to relax and look forward to the par-tea. It can be stressful being the host but remember what is most important about Mother’s Day - giving back to your mom and showing her that you appreciate and love her just as much as she loves you. So soak up this valuable quality time with your friends and family over cups of tea while showing your mom how much she means to you!
MOTHER'S DAY TEA SHOP
Explore the Mother's Day Tea Shop.
Sips by wants to help you celebrate the moms in your life, whether it's your mom, the mom of your heart, or friends who are moms. We've curated some great tea gifts for moms to help you honor their contributions. We also have gift cards to our personalized tea subscription to help your mom discover her new favorite teas, chosen based on her preferences. No matter how you're celebrating your mom this year, do it over a cup of tea.
Interested in trying these teas and others? Subscribers receive 4 teas chosen just for them in every box. Learn more here.
About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate.