10 TIPS: HOW TO HOST A HENS TEA PARTY
The tradition of high tea goes back to the 19th century when the English upper classes would convene mid-afternoon for tea and sandwiches followed by a promenade around the park. Take inspiration from this twee tradition & host your own high tea with a difference.
Set the theme & scene with a vintage flavour with our top tips below:
- Make bunting from old doilies & string up
- Extend your table and throw on a table cloth – if you don’t have one handy, fabric shops sell cheap spotted, floral and striped material by the metre.
- Rummage through antique and op shops and gather a selection of vintage china … don’t worry if the patterns are mismatched.
- Borrow your grandmothers silver tea set
- Buy a cut glass sugar bowl and milk jug cake slices for serving.
- Serve chilled pink bubbly on arrival
- Serve warm scones, home-made strawberry jam and slatherings of clotted cream.
- Present multi-coloured macaroons in dainty china teacups
- Don’t forget some savoury. Ribbon sandwiches Salmon and cream cheese, or cucumber and cress make great fillings.
- Pile a silver tea tray with oozing cream cakes and chocolate Ãclairs
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