With a variety of decadent finger foods, from Venetian tea sandwiches to homemade gravlax with blinis, this spread is perfect to serve for a special Mother's Day treat, either as a late afternoon tea or a Sunday brunch buffet.
Making gravlax isn't hard—we've got a step-by-step photo gallery if you want some additional tips. If time is an issue (it needs to cure for 3–4 days), you can substitute store-bought gravlax or smoked salmon.
The cheesecakes, tarts, and cookies also have components that need to be made ahead and allowed to rest in the refrigerator. Make and bake them the day before to save time the day of the party.