Afternoon tea

afternoon tea parties

If you are looking for an easy way to stage a fun and sophisticated but informal event for a birthday party, a christening, a hen do or an anniversary, something to appeal to all ages, then we can come to your chosen venue and do all the hard work for you, leaving you free to enjoy your party.  

Sample  Menu

Afternoon tea menu

 

Ham and wholegrain mustard

Smoked Salmon and cream cheese

Cheese and gooseberry chutney

Hummus and roasted red pepper (vegan)

Home-made sausage rolls

 

Fruited Earl Grey bread with maple and cinnamon butter,

Elderflower, blackberry and lime mini cupcake

Chocolate, Amaretto  and cherry trifle

French macarons

Whole sharing cakes​:

Coffee and Walnut cake

Raspberry and white chocolate

Victoria sandwich with strawberries

Carrot and pineapple (vegan)

 

​Scones with butter and home-made strawberry, raspberry or blackcurrant jam and clotted cream and strawberries

Beverages:

Home-made cola, lemonade and raspberry lemonade;

selection of loose leaf teas from the Lichfield Tea Co., filter coffee made with fresh ground, locally roasted Iron and Fire beans

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cake study#1

Pete and Sarah's 40th Wedding Anniversary

My clients wanted a fun, family-friendly celebration in a beautiful little village hall for about 80 people. With a mix of little children and gluten free and vegan dietary requirements, they wanted everyone to feel included. They were already big fans of Nicole as we did a street party in their road a little while back. 

We used the van to do welcoming drinks outside the door, with our home-made lemonade, cordials and cola. nside, there was a seating plan with separate packed up picnics for vegans and gluten free diets, We also put out our cute little picnic baskets for the youngest guests filled with food just for them.

For the main event, we set out our beautiful vintage china, with teapots, tiered stands, sandwich platters, champagne glasses, tablecloths and cutlery. We also created personalised menu cards with a picture of the happy couple from their wedding day. Five team members were on hand to top up tea, serve from the van and set up and tidy away.

"Kate produced an amazing Afternoon Tea for our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration for 90 people in our local village hall. She helped us plan a memorable occasion with many special details: eautifully laid out tables; flowers; hand-made, bespoke menus; vintage china; decorations and absolutely delicious food. And, of course, ‘Nicole’ - Kate’s splendid 1963 Citroen van, serving home-made fizzy drinks, added a unique touch of style to the occasion!  Nothing was too much trouble, including delightful vegan treats and special baskets for the children, which they loved.  The choice and variety was stunning and we had many lovely compliments from our guests. It all helped us to create wonderful, unforgettable memories for our family and friends. Thank you, Kate, it was a triumph!"

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cake study#2

surprise for nan and grandad

A customer wanted an afternoon tea surprise for her grandparents during COVID lockdown so that they could enjoy it in the garden on a sunny afternoon and know that their family were thinking about them and missing them.

We put together a selection of afternoon tea treats, with fresh baked scones and clotted cream, 3 types of sandwich, 4 types of cake (Elderflower, blackberry and lime cake, pecan bronie, tarte au citroen and macarons), fresh home-baked sausage rolls and a selection of Lichfield Tea Company loose leaf tea. All presented in our beautiful branded single-use tiered stand with plenty for afters!

 

We also created a pesonalised menu card with a picture of the happy couple taken with their family and a message inside from their family, transferred from a simple jpeg file of their own handwritten note

 

Nan and grandad were thrilled with their thoughtful gift!

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