Happy National Tea Day! Today we celebrate the nations most loved beverage (the non-alcoholic one that is!) and focus on the benefits that sharing a cup of tea with friends and family brings.
If you're like us, then you can't get through the day without a good old cuppa, and it doesn't get more British than that!
With outdoor entertaining becoming the new going out and summer just around the corner, we're ready to plan the tea party of all tea parties to reunite us with our friends and family!
A quintessential British tradition, an afternoon tea is the perfect opportunity to catch up with your nearest and dearest and gossip over a cup of hot tea (or even a glass of bubbles if you are feeling extravagant!)
Whether you're looking for a simple casual get together or a bit more of a swanky affair, we will help you plan the ultimate event with some top tips on how to host the perfect afternoon tea party.
Here's to a SHuper tea party!
The Perfect Spread
The spread at your afternoon tea party is super important! There aren't any rules when it comes to the menu but if you want to go down the more traditional route you can't go wrong with finger sandwiches, a good selection of cakes and of course hearty scones. Don't worry though, we don't expect you to bake all your own cakes!
If you do need a little inspiration here is some delicious recipes that will definitely impress your guests!
Choosing a garden party theme or colour will let your guests know you mean business and it is the perfect opportunity to show off your favourite ceramics! We suggest investing in a beautiful set that will last you a lifetime. Another top tip is to add cushions, candles and tablecloths to reflect your chosen colour palette and set the scene. It's all about the aesthetic after all!
Speaking of accessorising, our new acrylic chain strap is the perfect new addition to your collection!
Having a good selection of tea will mean that all of you guests are catered for. You can go all out with your selection and add teas such as kombucha and chai tea. But who said you could only serve tea at a tea party! Add the VIP treatment with a glass of bubbly or Pimm's to get the party started! A refreshing tipple will be the crowd pleaser that all your guests love!
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Plan for the Weather
Now let's be honest, the British weather is more often than not temperamental! Our top tip is to plan for all four seasons, ensure you have blankets and suitable cover at the ready!
For those light showers our Flotte Jacket is ideal to pop on to keep you dry!