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Experience high tea on Mother’s Day

If you’re looking for a unique gift for mom, this list of high tea ceremonies is fit for a matriarch.

A view of the table spread including tea, sandwiches, and scone spreads.

A table with a view.

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so Charlotte-area restaurants and lounges are hosting special high tea events to celebrate the mom in your life.

Garden-themed Tea Luncheon | Sunday, May 12 | 1-3 p.m. | Sophia’s Lounge, 127 N. Tryon St., Charlotte | $85 | Wear your Sunday best “tea” attire while enjoying scones and snacks in a garden-themed lounge + take a tour of the historic Ivey’s Hotel..

Hats & High Tea | Sunday, May 12 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Cordelia Park, 2100 N. Davidson St., Charlotte | $35 | Indulge in teas and treats + wear a unique tea party hat for a chance to win a prize.

Mother’s Day Tea | Saturday, May 11 | 1-3:30 p.m. | $70 |The Ballantyne Hotel, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Charlotte | $99 | Known for its fine English teas and elegance, spend the afternoon at The Ballantyne Hotel for tea, sparkling wine, and a delectable meal.

Tea Brunch for Mom | Saturday, May 11 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary, 2326 Arty Ave., Charlotte | $28-$52 | The Pauline is hosting its fourth annual High Tea brunch with teas, hors d’oeuvres, and a flower arranging session.

Mother’s Day Garden Party Tea | Saturday, May 11 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The Historic Sharpe House, 402 S. Center St., Statesville | $35 | Celebrate your mom with fresh black tea + delicacies from the kitchen.