It’s Afternoon Tea week! The perfect opportunity to celebrate the iconic British event, which allows us to enjoy some cheeky clotted cream alongside delicate finger sandwiches and a good brew. Whether it be for an engagement party, hen weekend or the big day itself – afternoon tea oozes vintage vibes and can help create a fun-filled party.
Vintage crockery – First things first, afternoon tea has to be served in the correct way. If you’re trying to create a “tea party” vibe, then hiring some vintage tea cups and saucers is a great start.
Bunting, bunting and more bunting! An affordable decoration for your venue which can be matched to your colour scheme or chosen theme. Bunting gives an instantaneous “vintage” look, creating an authentic atmosphere for afternoon tea.
Themed favours – An afternoon tea theme is not complete without a gift of English goodies. From personalised tea bags to baskets of fresh strawberries, your guests will appreciate a traditional gift to take away with them.
Naked cakes – Oozing the rustic vintage vibe, naked cakes are a stunning option for your wedding cake. With a huge range of sponge and buttercream flavours to choose from, you can create a personalised cake, using your colour scheme and favourite flavours. The naked cake is the perfect centrepiece to an afternoon tea table display.
Wedding treats – The beauty of afternoon tea is the freedom to create any treats that take your fancy. Whether you love iced biscuits or buttercream cupcakes – you can personalise these sweet treats using letter stencils or icing pens. Popular options include initials or the wedding date.
The tea dress – An afternoon tea party would not be complete without the appropriate attire. If you’re wanting to go to town on your theme, then a vintage tea dress would be most fitting for a tea party. Whilst you may not want to wear a short dress on your big day, wearing one to your engagement or hen party would be a fantastic way to foreshadow your theme.
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