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May 03, 2016

Treat mom to an afternoon tea party for Mother's Day

Four local venues will host Mother's Day tea parties

Mother's Day is May 8, a time to go all-out to show mom how much you appreciate her. Picking up a thoughtful gift is always a good idea, but most moms just want to spend the day with their kids. This year, treat her to tea. You'll both love the time together and the fancy pastries.

Mother's Day Tea with Betsy Ross

At the Betsy Ross House, guests will be offered a variety of tea sandwiches, cookies and pastries provided by the City Tavern. Betsy Ross will be the hostess, serving fine teas at the historic setting. 

During the Mother's Day event, enjoy a special after-hours tour of the Betsy Ross House, learn about 18th-century tea etiquette, see rarely displayed artifacts from the House's collection and enjoy a special presentation by Betsy Ross in the country's only working 18th-century upholstery shop.

Reservations are required.

Saturday, May 7
4-6 p.m. | $25 per person
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street
(215) 686-1252

Mother's Day Tea Ceremony at Shofuso

On Mother's Day, guests will enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by Shofuso's tea school. Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, then provide guests with a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet.

Space is limited for both tea times and reservations are required.

Sunday, May 8
1-2 p.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m. | $30-$35 per person
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne Drive and Horticultural Drive
(215) 878-5097

A Taste of Britain Mother's Day Tea

At this Wayne tea shop, guests can enjoy a full British tea on Mother's Day. The prix-fixe menu consists of an assortment of tea sandwiches, a pot of your choice loose leaf tea, an apricot and pistachio scone and a variety of pastries for dessert. A complimentary mimosa or a nonalcoholic Ribena spritzer will be given to guests, as well.

Reservations will be available for the time between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 8
Between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. | $20-$32 per person
A Taste of Britain
West Eagle Village Shops, 503 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 
(610) 971-0390 

Handcrafted Afternoon Tea

Join The Clay Studio on Mother’s Day for an afternoon tea tasting in the galleries. Enjoy light fare and sip on four teas from around the world. 

Rebecca Goldschmidt and Jane Irwin of The Random Tea Room in Northern Liberties will host this event, discussing the selected teas. Ticket price includes sweets and pastries provided by Crust Vegan Bakery, as well as a handmade cup to take home.

Reservations are required.

Sunday, May 8
2-4 p.m. | $30-$35 per person
The Clay Studio
137-139 N. Second Street