Afternoon Tea Week celebrates this great British tradition. And what better way to catch up with loved ones than with a cuppa and some treats? #AfternoonTeaWeek takes place from August 8th to August 16th. Grab your bestie and head to bb’s or Coffee Republic to be waited on, or why not pay tribute to the nation’s favourite pastime and host your own tea party?
Think freshly-brewed Earl Grey and homemade scones. To be the ‘hostess with the mostess’, you’ll need a teapot, teacups, cutlery, and cake slicers for serving. Charity shops like Marie Curie are a good source for reasonably priced chinaware to get that authentic old English tearoom look. Don’t worry if the patterns are mismatched! Visit St George’s Flowers for a lovely centrepiece and use a tiered cake stand for a professional afternoon tea look.
Three tips to get your tea party down to a T!
1. Prep your tasty treats.
Some classic sandwiches include cucumber, smoked salmon, and egg mayo. Why not pop into Holland and Barrett for some Mrs.Crimble’s Big Coconut Macaroons to go with your delicious cakes?
2. Offer a variety of teas, like English Breakfast, and add to the mix some trendy options like chai or jasmine tea.
3. Add special touches with lace-like doilies, napkins, and party pieces from Poundland.
If you’re feeling especially fancy, treat guests to a glass of prosecco with their afternoon tea. It’s National Prosecco Day on the 13th of August, so why not make tea tipsy and raise a glass?