An afternoon tea is becoming the perfect way to celebrate all sorts of occasions, from being the basis of a bridal shower to a special birthday celebration. So, when Hana and I wanted to spend a little time with our parents on their anniversary weekend we thought we’d host a simple little afternoon tea at their house. It doesn’t require much to put together your own afternoon, just a few simple sandwiches and a few simple sweet treats. And, of course, a few different types of tea. See below for a few of our ideas.
To decorate the table: How you decorate will depend on the theme of your afternoon and as ours was all about summer colours, we went with a bright table covering, slate placemats, patterned plastic plates, napkins, wooden cutlery and bright glasses and straws. The perfect centrepiece is a bunch of gorgeous flowers and a couple of cake stands to place the sandwiches and cakes on.
Recipes: We had four different types of sandwiches to suit us all (Brie & Grape, Ham & Pickle, Cream Cheese & Cucumber, Chicken & Pesto) and a few different sweet treats (Scones – recipe here, Victoria Sandwich – recipe here, Welsh Cakes – recipe coming soon). We also had four different teas to choose from (Berry Fruits, Salted Caramel Green Tea, Chamomile & Honey, Chai), so there were a bunch of different choices for everyone.
Extras: Instead of using name cards for each place setting, we used a mug with each person’s initial on it, so that it could double as a
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