I'm not too sure about other people, but for me, I love the idea of celebrating my Mum every day! This year we will be honouring my Mum on her 90th birthday - that is a huge milestone in anybody's book. The only downside is that my one-in-a-million Mum is still in South Africa and I have to satisfy my yearnings to have her in close proximity, with a once a week phone call. By now you will know how I love to chat and these treasured phone calls usually turn into telethons of at least an hour's duration.
For those who are fortunate to have your Mums living close by or at least close enough to enjoy their company on Mother's Day, I have made a list of three High Tea Pearls on the Sunshine Coast, which are absolutely perfect to celebrate that special someone in your life and make them feel totally cherished.
I have chosen to do them alphabetically, so as not to appear to be biased in any way.
On entering Aimée Provence High Tea Parlour in Buderim, you are rewarded with the refined elegance of beautifully classic decor, luxuriously comfy seating and welcoming greetings from Aimée and her staff. Aimée Provence offers guests the experience of a traditional British High Tea in the midst of the Sunshine Coast.
Mother's Day falls on the weekend of 12th and 13 May this year and to celebrate the auspicious occasion that is Mother's Day, Aimée Provence is dedicating the whole weekend to the special ladies in your life, with some very special High Teas.
Refined elegance welcomes you to Aimée Provence in Buderim
Ribbon sandwiches, chicken Waldorf celery and grapes, walnuts with mixed herb mayonnaise, smoked salmon dill, lemon mayonnaise and savoury canapés
Sweet Selection A selection of Petite Four and French macaroons, clotted cream, fresh strawberries and blackberry jam with freshly baked fruit and plain scones
Beverage Selection A selection of loose leaf teas (including herbal teas) or barista-made coffee
Price per person $58 (add $10 per person for a glass of NV Chandon Brut)
Pamper the little miss in your life too! Image: jill111 Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons
Flaxton Gardens is an iconic Sunshine Coast Hinterland venue and for Mother's Day is offering elegance, fabulosity and sophistication for the special Mums in your life.
Mother's Day celebrations at Flaxton Gardens will be extended over the whole weekend of 12th and 13th May to include Saturday lunch and/or dinner as well as the traditional Sunday Mother's Day lunch. But as my article is about High Teas, I'm delighted to say that Flaxton Gardens' Famous High Tea will be available for bookings on both the Saturday and the Sunday of the Mother's Day weekend.
Luxury Flaxton High Tea
Fully laid and decorated tables with sashed Tiffany chairs and centrepieces to create the perfect atmosphere for your special event. On arrival guests are welcomed with a glass of bubbly or wine, followed by your choice of hot beverage and a bonbonierre of chocolates.
A selection of three delicate sweets and three savouries per person. The Luxury Flaxton High Tea is only $43 per head for a two and a half hour High Tea. Please book in advance and advise Flaxton Gardens of any dietary requirements.
Flaxton High Tea
A classic set table for the Flaxton High Tea includes your choice of hot beverage - either a plunger coffee or pot of tea per person.
A selection of three delicate sweets and three savouries is $33 per head for a one and a half hour High Tea duration.
Fresh Brioche with choice of:
Grilled Chicken Salad | Smoked Salmon & Brie | Falafel & Avocado
Freshly Steamed Wonton with Wakamie Salad Vegetarian Spring Roll
Homemade Scones with Raspberry Jam and Hinterland Cream Berry infused mini Donut
Triple Chocolate Tartlet
(Gluten Free & other dietary requirements available)
💝 Secrets on the Lake
207 Narrows Road, Montville, QLD 4560
Mother's Day celebrations will definitely be special at Secrets on the Lake - Image: Secrets on the Lake FB
One of my all-time absolute favourite locations to visit is Secrets on the Lake. You might remember that I recently celebrated my birthday at this deliciously secretive location in the treetops, with a very special breakfast.
Secrets on the Lake are making Mother's Day celebrations very special this year by offering Mums a breakfast, lunch or morning/afternoon tea from 8.30am until 4.00pm on Sunday 13 May.
As much as I would love to tempt you with all the Mother's Day menus available at Secrets on the Lake, this article is designed around High Teas.
High Teas at Secrets Cafe are always a special event with beautiful stands of delicious morsels designed to entice the taste buds. Besides the classic idea of petit fours, Secrets Cafe create delicious sandwiches as well as other savoury mouthwatering tidbits.
High Tea at Secrets on the Lake is always a special occasion - Secrets on the Lake FB
High Tea $35 per person
Petit Fours, Mini Sandwiches, Mini Quiches, Vol-au-vents, Scones with Jam and Cream, and Fruit Garnish
Drinks: Pot of forte tea or choice of hot beverage
Champagne High Tea $40 per person
Petit Fours, Finger Sandwiches, Vol-au-vents, Mini Quiches, Pear and Almond Cake, and Fruit Garnish
Drinks: 1 glass of champagne and a pot of forte tea or choice of hot beverage
Chocolate Delight High Tea $45 per person
Petit Fours, Finger Sandwiches, Mini Quiches, Rich Chocolate Cake, Cranberry and Pistachio Chocolate Wedge, Handmade Chocolates.
Drinks: Unlimited tea or espresso coffee
Gluten Free option available, additional $5 per person
Honour your mums, your wives, your grandmothers and the little misses in your life by showing them how much they are cherished, with a special High Tea at one of these fabulous venues on the Sunshine Coast.
tomorrow is never promised,
love a little deeper,
kiss a little longer,
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