Hey friends!

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I’m here to remind you: BE NICE TO YOUR MOMMA. Send a card, an email, nice flowers, or whatever to thank her for all the hard work that is being a mom. And if you’re lucky enough to live close to your mom, I suggest pulling out the big guns, skipping the traditional Mother’s Day brunch, and whipping her up an English style tea party instead!

Admittedly I’m not an expert on English tea, but I’ve watched enough of The Great British Bake-Off to fake my way around the table. At my tea, there will be some sort of meringue, a Victoria sponge, and a light, refreshing beverage.

So on Crate and Barrel’s awesome blog, I’ve got three recipes for the perfect Mother’s Day tea party. Think — mini lemon meringue tartlets, hibiscus Arnold Palmer lemonade, and a strawberry shortcake trifle repping the Victoria sponge.

Who needs high tea at the Ritz when you can make it at home?

And on that note — Happy (early) Mother’s Day, mom! Wish I could spend it with you eating these desserts.