Your 2019 Christmas Tea Party in London

Your 2018 Christmas Tea Party in London

The Christmas tea party season is upon us and we couldn’t be more excited to tell you what we have in store for you this year. Christmas is a time for sharing and being grateful of having people around you that you call friends, family, and co-workers. While everyone likes to celebrate Christmas a little differently, we think you’ll be surprised at just how magical and festive your tea party in London will be with us.

There’s so much to do in London around Christmas time, whether it’s heading out to the shops to buy that special present you have in mind for someone, picking out the beautiful decorations for this year’s big day, enjoying the city’s bountiful festive attractions, or getting together with co-workers from the office. But, what better way to usher in the Christmas season than a tea party in London with the people that mean the most to you. Wouldn’t you agree?

At Tea Party, we love to do what we do best, and that’s helping people enjoy the festive season with a truly scummy tea party in London, with some bubbles on the side. So, send us an email and let us know how many family members, friends or co-workers you’d like to invite to your get together.

Alternatively, take a look at our festively inspired Christmas tea party proceedings and menu for 2019.

Come in, relax, and enjoy the festivities.

Before sitting down to tuck into your very own (and totally private) tea party in London, you’ll be greeted with a flute full of bubbles* and a few festive crackers to get things started. But, don’t be afraid to make this the moment that everyone pulls their crackers and puts on their Christmas hats, shares this year’s ‘Secret Santa’ gifts or simply plays some of the festive games you love best. After all, if Christmas isn’t a time to let loose and laugh, then when is?

What’s on our Christmas tea party menu this year?

Based in the heart of London’s Kentish Town, our Tea Party room can comfortably host between 12 and 40 guests. And, like we said before, you’ll have the whole place for you and your guests to enjoy in as festive a way as you’d like. Our 2019 Christmas tea party menu includes:

  • Crackers
  • Unlimited Tea
  • Flute of bubbles*
  • Festive Sandwiches
  • Unlimited Ice-cool Lemonade
  • Selection of Christmas Patisserie
  • Scones, jam, oodles of clotted cream

Book now from £34 per person.

We hope you’re looking forward to your Christmas tea party in London as much as we are. But just remember, we’re here to make your time in our tea room as special as possible, so let us know if you have any requests or if you’re tying in an event like a birthday or hen party.

To make a booking for your Christmas tea party in London for 2019, please send us an email with the size of your group, the dates you have in mind, dietary requirements, and if there’s anything special you need to let us know about. Alternatively, you can call us on 020 8127 7141 or 07779 635 876.

We can’t wait to see you here and we wish you a very merry Christmas.

*Please feel free to bring your own bottles (BYOB) of alcohol should you wish to for your tea party. However, please note that we do charge a corking fee on all bottles.

Private Tea Party for your Birthday?

Yummy Patisserie Birthday Tea Party

We always say here at Tea Party – any excuse! And really celebrating a Birthday is all too perfect.  You know, it doesn’t have to be a milestone one either (although we have had a fabulous 100th Birthday celebration).

I must confess however, I do love a Sweet 16th..just such a pretty thing to have in the tea room. It gives the girls the most wonderful reason to dress up, get glamorous and enjoy a very special rite of passage – and I think at that age, with supervision they can have very grown up!

Sweet 16th Birthday Tea Party Girls

And anyway, I can put my money where my mouth is, as I myself celebrated my own 40th Birthday in the venue! I even baked my own Birthday Cake. You can bring in a cake (and we don’t charge ‘cakeage’ here)…I mean, what’s a celebration, if you can’t bring your own cake? And on another note, we like it when we get to display a huge beautiful cakey confection …even better if we get offered a slice! We try to refuse, but hey, we like cake and wouldn’t be here at Tea Party if we didn’t.

70th Birthday Afternoon Tea Party Kentish Town

Gorgeous Birthday Celebration Tea Party London

Ok, so, we do hold great birthday tea parties..30th, 40th, 50th…need I go on..but we do get 27th’s 32’s…you get my don’t have to wait till you reach a decade. You grab your friends, family and if you like your other half (and why not?!) to basically eat cake. Well, there is other stuff too..patisserie, cupcakes, scones, delectable finger sandwiches, lemonade…you get the picture. And it’s all for you. No one else cramping your’s private and you can do what you like (well sort of). You can have a right old sing song with our hosted karaoke..thankfully I can’t sing, so I won’t try and join in. Or you could have a naked butler serving you ..perhaps entertaining you…I’ll be looking at the floor. But that’s just me.

So there you go. Your own birthday event. On your own. As much noise as you like. In fact we like.

Birthday Afternoon Tea Party Private Venue London

A perfect idea for your work do?! Christmas 2017

My, it all comes round so quickly! You’ve not long stepped off the plane from your summer holidays and before you know it, you are planning Christmas! I always find this a very strange thought as even now, I’m still applying my suntan extending moisturising cream.

A Christmas Private Tea Party..what a great idea!
A Christmas Private Tea Party..what a great idea!

However, the shops have now filled their ‘Seasonal Aisle’ with festive goodies. The mega boxes of assorted chocolates are stacked. Have you seen the Roses ones? Don’t get me started…what has happened to those? The chocolates have completely changed. The wrappers alone! Disappointed just doesn’t come close. No more tangy orange with bits, just strange oddities pulled from an old box of Milk Tray. Doubt they’ll be around next year. Tossed aside & hidden with the Black Magic. Remember those?

I’m a Celebrations girl myself..can always go for a naughty Snickers (bite size) without feeling too much guilt. But, you can forget the coconut Bounty, in our family, they are the ones always left. Do you have a favourite? Bet it’s the Bounty!

Anyway, I digress. Christmas. Tea Party. It’s a must.

As always, you’ll have the place to yourself. No one peaking whilst you sip from the champagne flutes, pull our festive crackers and howl with jovial laughter. Perhaps even have the chance to bring your own ‘Secret Santa’ games.

So, if you fancy a very sweet Christmas get together, looking oh so know what to do! And we promise not to laugh if you wear the hats from the crackers!! We may even join you.

Seating privately: 12-40 guests

Our super Christmas Afternoon Tea

From £30 per person

  • Unlimited Tea
  • Unlimited Ice Cool Lemonade
  • Festive Sandwiches
  • Scones, jam, oodles of clotted cream
  • Selection of Christmas Patisserie
  • Crackers

To book:

Christmas Afternoon Tea Party, a perfect idea for a Christmas Affair!
Christmas Afternoon Tea Party, a perfect idea for a Christmas Affair!

Hen Party vs Bridal Shower Tea Party at our Tea Room in London

Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea Party Venue London

Here at Tea Party, we have deliberated this question many times. Hen Party or Bridal Shower? What is the best for you?
Did you know? Some do both! The reason being is that a Hen Party Tea Party is more about doing some old fashioned stuff. It can be part of an overall hen party weekend where the bride to be has an action packed 2 days ahead. Included in this, is the opportunity to get together either before or after the activities begin. Some find that bonding over tea and bubbles is the perfect opportunity for everyone to meet and get to know each other before heading out perhaps for dinner and a few cocktails. Or the alternative, an afternoon tea party before heading home. There may be games played (make a wedding dress from loo roll is a firm favourite). A ‘Mr & Mrs’ type quiz whereby the groom has provided some answers to some ‘delicate’ questions. Some girls even order a naked butler, because if you think about it, just doesn’t seem right to have with a Bridal Shower.
Further more, the Bridal Shower tends to be a more delicate affair. Perhaps it’s symbolic of more sedate tea party in which the bride celebrates very close to the wedding. Or is that wrong? Is it an American idea in similar vein to the imported and totally fabulous Baby Shower?
Bridal Showers tend to be up to a week before the big day. The Bride to be desires a very pretty setting (consequently and we love this) finds that our pretty private venue is the perfect space to sit and sip tea. Discuss the wedding over delicate finger sandwiches, a cream tea and scrummy cakes.
What’s not to love?
Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea Venue London
Hen Party Tea Party Venue London
Hen Party Tea Party Private Venue London

Tea Party on Britain’s Got More Talent with Stephen Mulhern on ITV2 this April

Britain's Got More Talent Stephen Mulhern

Most exciting! Tea Party can be seen on episodes of Britain’s Got More Talent over on ITV2 over the next couple of weekends.
You may have already seen us! Britain’s Got Talent is celebrating 10 years this April and Stephen Mulhern, the presenter of Britain’s Got More Talent (BGMT) hosted the 10 year Birthday Party over at us! We were delighted to welcome Stephen when the ITV2 crew filmed at our lovely private tea party venue.
So far we’ve aired on 3 episodes – 10 Best Surprising Acts, 10 Best Comedy Moments and 10 Best Animal Acts….and yes, we’ve had guests too! Winner Pudsey came to celebrate. Who can forget the talented doggie?! And hewas very well behaved (as you would expect from an animal as clever as this)! Other guests also included Signature, the fab Michael Jackson tribute act and the totally amazing Ashley Banjo from Diversity, the out of this world dance group.
Ashley Banjo from Diversity at Tea Party Kentish Town
Signature talk to Stephen Mulhern at Tea Party
Catch the new 10th series of Britain’s Got Talent Saturday 9th April 2016

Baby Shower Afternoon Tea Venue North London

Baby Shower Venue North London

Your bestie has just announced an impending delivery. You’ve done the Hen, it’s time for the next BIG event!! The Baby Shower!

So, what do you know?!  Baby Shower Tea Parties are all the rage. And thankfully, it’s something we at Tea Party do quite a bit. We love them! How girlie can you be? Quite frankly, it’s another excuse to get the girls together for some sweet treats, play some baby games and celebrate a soon to be born bundle of joy. But at the same time, be all about the mum to be.

I mean, when else can you pick a pastel theme and make an event look pretty…ok, apart from perhaps the wedding?!

We make the tea party look so very beautiful with all the gorgeous flowers, vintage tableware, baby shower cupcakes, delicate sandwiches, scrummy scones. Just you guys and the mum to be!! And that’s when the baby games come out…the dirty nappy, quizzes, guess the name of the celebrity baby, don’t mention the word ‘baby’ name it, we’ve seen it! ALL. Once we even had a naked butler. Talk about worrying! Thought we might have an early labour on our hands due to shock!!

Basically, you tell us the date and number of guests. Then you turn up. We do the rest. (well, apart from the games!).

How easy is that? x


Baby Shower Afternoon Tea Party

Baby Shower Afternoon Tea Room Private Venue

Hen Party Ladies Afternoon Tea

1. Scrummy Delights

First & foremost, who doesn’t love delectable scrummy treats? Cute finger sandwiches, scones with lashings of clotted cream & jam..not to mention all manner of fabulous cakes & patisserie. It’s just the perfect excuse.

2. Fun with friends AND your mother-in-law to be

Yep, whatever you have planned for your Hen Event, this is the perfect way to include everyone, young & old. Brilliant for your grandma. It can be civilised (well, see #4), gossiping with with not only your close friends & family..but the ‘other side too’!

3. It looks Stunning

If you get it right, a tea party can look amazing, all laid out beautifully with gorgeous place settings, flowers, china, cake stands all piled with mountains of delicious food. You’ll want to share it with your besties!

4. You can add entertainment

Not just any afternoon tea here! The Hen Party Tea Party can include ‘extra entertainment’ – a naked butler neatly attired in just a pinny can make all the difference. Who wouldn’t fancy having a hunky chap pour your tea?! Not your thing? Add a craft, manicure, even a karaoke sing-along.

5. It can be private

If you have a tea party in a venue or a private area just to yourselves, there’ll be no prying eyes. So, if you want to play some hilarious games without a stranger intruding – you can! You can be as loud as you like, dress up in loo roll, ask a quiz with all manner of embarrassing personal questions that your maid of honour has made up, add a craft, make a mess and have a naked butler. Did I mention that one already?

6. You can wear heels

Yes! You’ll be mostly sitting down elegantly enjoying your tea party. Arrive in style, looking absolutely fabulous. You know you can wear those drop dead gorgeous shoes because you won’t have to stand on your feet.

7. It doesn’t have to be debauched & boozy (if you don’t want it to)

If you are not the kinda gal who doesn’t fancy getting legless, then a tea party is an excellent idea…but if you are somewhere in-between, a few sophisticated bubble won’t go amiss with your dainty cucumber sandwiches!

It used to be that afternoon tea parties were associated with formal gatherings and fanciful dresses. After all, tea was once highly regarded as a beverage only the nobility could have enough money for. These days, the affordability and ubiquity of tea means anyone and everyone can enjoy the beverage. This means you, too, can host your own afternoon tea parties, but with a decidedly modern twist.

Your afternoon tea parties do not have to be as resplendent as the bashes of old, and you have the freedom of deciding what type of finger foods to serve alongside your infusions. Holding a party every now and then with your friends might even be good for all your sakes. Here are some reasons why you need to be throwing a big one right now:

The Health Benefits

You might know this by now already, but for those who have yet to sing the praises of tea (particularly black tea): it is a healthy beverage rich in antioxidants that improve health. Antioxidants can potentially lower the risk of heart disease, among other health benefits. Tea has also been associated with better oral health, in that they inhibit the production of bacteria-based acid in the mouth.

The Social Benefits

Hosting a tea party is a great way to get together with your closest friends in a casual and fun atmosphere. While you could invite your friends to a night at the pub, a more intimate and private tea room might be more conducive for a fun and spirited atmosphere. There is nothing like relaxing with your clique, sipping tea in between light-hearted discussions of fashion, entertainment, and the good old days.

The Tea and Food Itself

Admit it; the opportunity to partake in some of the most delectable finger foods and luxurious teas is reason enough to hold a party. If you are working with a tea party planner to bring your plans to fruition, never compromise on the food and tea to be served. They are the real stars of the show, and your friends will surely come for the treats to be had. If any of you are health-conscious, there are fortunately healthy snack alternatives that go well with tea.