Motherhood: All love begins and ends there – Robert Browning, English Poet
Mother’s Day has arrived and with it an opportunity to celebrate and appreciate your mum for the significant role she plays in your life.
There is no one quite like mums. They are absolute powerhouses – multi-tasking their way through motherhood, careers and life’s daily demands, all while demonstrating an incomparable love that deserves recognition.
So, when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts this year, why not trade the typical breakfast in bed or a scented candle for an experience she’ll never forget…an afternoon of High Tea!
It’ll be hard for mum not to be impressed indulging in traditional English savouries and sweets such as buttermilk scones, bottomless tea, and free-flowing champagne with her loved ones.
Celebrate like Royalty
With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at fever pitch, there is no better time to give a nod to this British tradition.
It’s reported that the history of High Tea began in England in the 1700s as “afternoon tea“, where wealthier classes would sit on high chairs and enjoy tea, bite-sized savouries and desserts.
By the 1840s, High Tea had become a crucial part of the Industrial Revolution. Many factory workers were away from their families for long hours and returned to eat “tea” after 3 pm where they stood at the kitchen counter or sat on high stools. The meals included more savoury items such as toasted sandwiches. This is when High Tea crossed class divides, before returning in the 1920s to its elegant foundations of teacups, real silver pots, servants, and a host of delectable desserts.
Today, High Tea is very popular across Australia and echoes the elegance of high furniture and tiered food, with slightly more modern menus where sliders replace ribbon sandwiches in a buffet setting.
A magical Mother’s Day
End2End Events has explored some of our favourite High Tea Mother’s Day events across Melbourne and Canberra.
In Melbourne, there are many renowned hotels hosting a Mother’s Day High Tea – from the high-end luxury experience at Hotel Windsor and The Langham to more modern events at The Stamford and Hotel Lindrum to Mary Eats Cake in the quirky suburb of Brunswick which offers a more rustic space with private tea rooms.
In the capital, other popular options are Canberra’s Hyatt that promises to deliver a time honoured High Tea tradition, along with Hoi Polloi at Old Parliament House.
But for those seeking something a little more bespoke, End2End Events can help personalise your High Tea event at any one of these venues, or a distinctly different venue of your choice.
For example, you could align your High Tea with the National Art Gallery’s Cartier Exhibition. This could be a luxury inspired event for a fashion loving mother.
Another timely event is the Wonderland exhibition at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne. Why not re-enact the most curious tea party that Alice attends with the Mad Hatter? We can help theme your Mother’s Day High Tea with whimsical nods through décor and crockery and in the words of Lewis Carroll – where indeed everything is possible.
In contrast, you may want to create your own theme depending on your mum. Perhaps she’s a Francophile or a little on the wild side? Maybe she’s a fashion advocate or an earthy mum? Think of her passions, her favourite colours and her unique style.
So if you’re looking for something magical, sentimental and bespoke to thank the special woman in your life, End2End Events in Melbourne helps to bring your Mother’s Day celebration to life. Promising a remarkable afternoon that will create beautiful memories you can share for a lifetime.
Make mum’s day special today and every day!