Tips on throwing the best Afternoon Tea Party

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Tips on throwing the best Afternoon Tea Party

Gather your friends and family for a delightful afternoon with some Afternoon Tea and maybe a tipple. Definitely a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Obviously you would still have to keep the option of having tea and coffee available as well but champagne is the perfect combination to make afternoon tea that little bit extra. The best thing about throwing your own afternoon tea party is you can stick to your own budget and you are able to choose your own finger food.

Some top tips for you when throwing an afternoon tea party.

Arrival

It is key that when your guests arrive you offer them a selection of drinks. Whether that be tea, coffee, orange juice, water, pimms or champagne. Providing a selection of teas is also helpful as a lot of people prefer fruity tea over normal tea now a days. Also, providing a refreshing drink for those summery days is always a nice touch. We have some refreshing cocktail recipes for you to try. 


Bramble

Cucumber, Mango and Apple Mock Mule

Gimlet

Mock Pink Champagne cocktail

American Beauty Cocktail

The Essentials

To have a nice spread you will need to create the scene. There are some lovely afternoon tea stands including our Artesà Appetiser Slate 3 Tier Serving Stand or our Artesà 2 Tier Slate & Wood Serving Stand. To keep your champagne cool you’ll need a wine cooler like our Artesà Marble Wine Cooler. Finally, if you are planning to make your own Jams you’ll need some equipment from our Home Made Range including; Home Made Jam Straining Kit, Home Made Stainless Steel 9 Litre Maslin Pan with Handle, Home Made 100 Self-Adhesive Vintage Jar Labels and Home Made Preserving Jars. 

Sandwiches

It’s always a good idea to prep the filling in advanced and assemble just before your guests arrive as this will prevent any soggy sarnies.

Scones

Scones are essential when it comes to that traditional British Afternoon Tea. Whether that is plain, fruit, cheese or something untraditional. See our recipes for Fruit and Strawberry scones

Another lovely Idea is to make your own Jam for the scones, this will definitely go down a treat!

Check out some of our recipes for some delicious jams:

Drunken Fig and Rum Jam

Strawberry Jam

Plum Jam  

Cakes

Individual little portions of cakes always go down a treat as people like bite size portions. We have some stunning cake recipes that you can cut up into smaller pieces once made. 

Pimm's Cake

Nectarine Summer Cake

Gin and Tonic Drizzle Cake

Royal Elderflower & Lemon Cake

Pistachio and Cardamom Loaf Cake 

We hope your afternoon tea party is a huge success. We would love to see pictures form your day. Tag @kitchencraft into your pictures. Enjoy!