An ordinary cardboard box turned into a table. Floppy hats and floral dresses borrowed from the attic. Teddy bears used as guests of honor. All these items gathered together make for the perfect pretend tea time between mother and child. If you and your child enjoy make-believe tea parties at home, consider attending a real-life tea party for some quality time together.
Mother’s Day is the ideal time to skip the imaginative tea play and toy tea sets. Spend the special day dedicated to you by sipping tea over great conversation with your child and enjoying live entertainment and activities. Several places in the Philadelphia area are offering tea celebrations in honor of mothers.
Byer’s Choice LTD “Mother’s Day Weekend Box-Lunch Tea”
Byer’s Choice is hosting a tea through out Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th from 11 am to 3 pm, with 15-minute intervals. The box lunch includes 2 Scones, 3 Sandwiches (ham salad, egg salad and cucumber) and 3 Desserts (chocolate-covered strawberry, cream puff and brownie). Tickets are $21.20 per person and also includes admission to a craft show. The craft show will feature a variety of handmade items for purchase. Call 215-822-6700 for more information or to reserve seats. Byer’s Choice is located in Chalfont, PA and is approximately one hour from Philadelphia.
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden “Mother’s Day Tea Ceremony”
Nestled in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park, escape to the beautiful country of Japan at Shofuso’s Mother’s Day event on Sunday, May 10th at 1 pm and 2:30 pm. The event includes a traditional Japanese tea ceremony lead by the Uransenke Tea School. You and your family will also have the opportunity to learn about the history of the tea ceremony, sip green tea and taste a sweet treat. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Reservations are required. Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is located at Lansdowne Drive and Horticultural Drive in Philadelphia. For more information, click here.
Betsy Ross House “Mother’s Day Tea Party”
Celebrate Mother’s Day in a historic setting at the Betsy Ross House on Saturday, May 9th from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Betsy Ross is the iconic upholster who created the first American flag. It is believed Ross lived in this house from 1776 to 1779. Betsy Ross, in costume, will serve as the hostess for this special Mother’s Day event. You and your family will dine on a scrumptious meal, catered by City Tavern, including a variety of treats and fine teas. Tickets are $25 per person. The Betsy Ross House is located at 239 Arch Street in Philadelphia. For more information, click here.
First Presbyterian Church in Kensington “Annual Mother’s Day Tea”
Mothers and daughters are invited to a special tea and fellowship to honor mothers hosted by the First Presbyterian Church in Kensington on Saturday, May 9th from 1 pm to 3 pm. The theme for this year’s tea is “Country Western.” A $10 donation is requested. First Presbyterian Church is located at 418 East Girard Avenue in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. For more information, click here.