Mother's Day calls for a celebration among grandmothers, mothers and children, and what better way to mark the occasion than to adorn a garden hat or a sundress and reminisce over a cup of tea?
Cuppa Tea Company offers full afternoon tea in a cozy Fan setting for two seatings on May 9 and 10. This includes a variety of teas and homemade foods (11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., $25 per person, 254-8322 or cuppateacompany.com ).
The Virginia House hosts an old-English afternoon of festivities on May 10, including a guided tour of Agecroft Hall's great rooms, a stroll through Agecroft's gardens and a tour of the Virginia House. Tea is served on the Virginia House terrace (3 to 5 p.m., $25, reservations required, 353-4251).
Lewis Ginter's Robins Tea House offers a Mother's Day brunch on May 10 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; reservations required, 262-9887, ext. 329; lewisginter.org ), followed by a free light-jazz concert in the garden (1 to 4 p.m.) and a complimentary family photograph. Lunch will also be served at the Garden Café.