Why Tea Parties are the perfect Hen Do idea…
Afternoon tea is a perfect opportunity to give the bride-to-be a sophisticated Hen party that oozes class.
We’ve got 5 reasons why a Tea Party is the perfect activity, along with some venue/host inspiration to help the planning process.
The Food (duh)!
Whether you have a sweet or savoury tooth; what better way to spend the afternoon than by stuffing your faces with a delectable range of handmade sandwiches, cakes and patisseries whilst sipping a truly British cup of tea.
If you’re looking for the quintessentially British feel but would prefer French delicacies on the menu, The Afternoon Tea Bus is a match made in heaven. Tour around Central London, taking in some of the City’s best sights, whilst you indulge on a double decker bus!
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It’s undoubted Tea Parties look amazing! A table laid out beautifully with pretty place settings, flowers, colourful china and cake stands piled high with mountains of delicious treats.
It’s a great photo opportunity - you can treasure those photographs forever, either sharing them on social media or creating a scrapbook for the bride-to-be.
You don’t always have to go for a vintage floral table setting. Sanderson London host a unique Mad Hatters Tea Party, with a contemporary monochrome theme. Not only is the crockery ‘Alice in Wonderland’ inspired but so is the grub!
Fun for Everyone
It is the perfect way to include everyone in your bridal party – young and old. The civilized nature is ideal for keeping Grandma and Mother of the Groom happy. You all have a chance to break the ice and interact over a scrumptious cake and cup of tea.
There’s no reason for your celebrations to stop after the Tea Party. A lot of ladies fill their stomachs at their Tea Party before hitting the town for a boozy night out. You can then leave the ‘oldies’ behind without feeling guilty.
You can add entertainment
There is a huge array of tearooms, restaurants and bakeries with private function rooms across the UK and you can even get mobile Tea Parties brought to your home; so don’t feel embarrassed by wanting a little extra Hen fun!
Don’t get us wrong we adore a table top game and good old gossip. However now there are so many additional entertainment options. Whether it be a naked butler wearing strategically placed pinny or karaoke singalong, there’s virtually no activity tea and cake won’t compliment.
The Secret Tea Party are just one fabulous example. They host traditional British afternoon teas with a twist. Their party packages have the option to add features such as vintage style makeovers, burlesque and Charleston masterclasses or craft workshops.
See their party packages here…
It doesn’t have to be boozy
If you are not the kind of girl who fancies getting completely legless, you can still tuck into a glass of bubbly or two with your food. There’s no risk of anyone making a fool of themselves and guests will not feel obliged to drink alcohol if they don’t want to.
Adding prosecco or pimms to you Tea Party package is likely to make the cost go up, but it’s worth noting, for groups over 10 afternoon teas are actually surprisingly cost effective.
For more Afternoon Tea Hen Party Ideas, see our Hen Party Activities Directory