a sweet, little tea • A Subtle Revelry

a sweet, little tea

Being served by kids is a great Mother’s Day wish in many of our hearts. Here is a bit of inspiration for teaching the little ones how to celebrate (PS. pass this on to dad:).

Tea is an easy way to allow kids to help prepare a celebration for mom. Even a two year old is able to place a flower of tea into a cup of warmed water, and sprinkling sugar is certainly not a chore for them.

Use a single bunch of large blooms to decorate. Allow the kids to place them around as they see fit, pulling out vases and sweets to encourage the process. Watch with glee as they organize the cups. You may have a budding stylist on your hands! Use wrinkled linen, or the bed sheet for a relaxed time indoors and if you happen to have a tree house, trust me- it is an adorable location for an early morning tea.

Let’s be honest, when she is celebrating there is nothing that fills my heart more!

Photography by Carly Taylor. Read the whole Mother’s Day tea story as it was photographed for Styled. magazine issue one and host your own with the free download peony and pink labels.


  1. :) Photo of the little girl is so sweet and fun. Sad I can’t be with my mom in the states this year for mothers day + her birthday. Wonderful inspirations for mothers day.

  2. Niki

    2 May

    Such a simple & gorgeous spread! And I love that the focus is teaching little ones how to honor their mothers cause that is sooo important!

  3. Lena

    2 May

    How sweet-my little brother and I always made breakfast in bed for my mama on Mother’s Day! We might be a few thousand miles away this Sunday, but I have a gift she’ll love on the way!

  4. chelsea

    2 May

    super cute pic of L.


    • Victoria

      2 May

      Thanks Chels! It’s weird to have photos of them not taken by you:)

  5. Love this, it’s so beautiful!

  6. Eesh! I’m such a sucker for teacups and pretty flowers together. Need to get out the tea set and have an impromptu tea party.

  7. Angela

    2 May

    This is such a sweet idea, and I think that even if my sisters and I (all of us over the age of 20) all did this for my mom, she’d be just as happy!

  8. Lovely idea… I hope my daughters bring me a cup of tea on Sunday!

  9. love this! :) every little girl loves playing “tea”!

  10. Rach

    3 May

    So sweet! Love this!

  11. I love tea & tea cups….cute post! :))))))

  12. Having tea is one of the truest, most lovely expressions of community and this post just warmed me up in side. Last summer, I used to get together with a older woman friend of mine and her three girls (8,10,14) and they would prepare a high tea for us. Then I would take out my travel journal and show them all the stories, pictures and things I had collected from my trips. They suprised me by how excited they were at looking at everything. It was just lovely. I will never forget our tea dates. Great tea cups btw

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